McDowell: Heedless, reckless and wild

Guess who made the following preposterous claim about Michael McDowell: “He has been credited with major responsibility for Ireland's economic boom by pioneering tax reform, deregulation and competition to end mass unemployment and emigration.”

21st May, 2005

Guess who made the following preposterous claim about Michael McDowell: “He has been credited with major responsibility for Ireland's economic boom by pioneering tax reform, deregulation and competition to end mass unemployment and emigration.”

Yes, right first time. It was Michael McDowell. The claim is made on his website (www.michaelmcdowell.ie). I have never heard anybody - not even McDowell - claim he had any responsibility for Ireland's economic success.

But “a...

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