Heading towards the exit

The deal with the ECB may have been the decisive step in exiting the bailout, but there are other steps which also must be taken, writes Pat Leahy.

17th February, 2013
Enda Kenny and Michael Noonan: the troika's departure will bring other problems, but at least they will be new ones. Photo: Photocall

"My plan is to get the jeep that Michael Collins arrived in to Dublin Castle to accept the handover from the British in 1922. We'll put Enda and Eamon in the back," mused a senior government figure last week.

Ideally, he would have representatives from the troika lined up with a detachment of their economists and policy wonks from their barracks at the Merrion Hotel. As Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore dismount from the...

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