Wednesday April 8, 2020

Report is a clarion call for reform

The need to correct the public finances is obvious, but any action taken also needs to focus on job creation and the economy

18th July, 2009

Ireland stands at a crucial crossroads. The publication of Colm McCarthy’s report presents us with an opportunity to kick-start essential change in the public sector, and to drag the country out of the financial crisis.

But change will only come about if the government is brave enough to introduce the reforms that this country needs so badly. Correcting the public finances must go hand in hand with a strategy to re-invent the economy...

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