The numbers that continue to damn us

In most economically struggling countries, the money floods out first, followed by the people. In Ireland, it's the other way round, writes David McWilliams.

29th September, 2012
Talk to anyone in business in the country, and they will tell you that demand is seizing up.

Maybe it's the voyeur in me? I know it's not for everyone, but the Comptroller and Auditor General's report last week makes essential reading for anyone trying to get a handle on what is going on in this country.

While many in the media seem convulsed with the split in the cabinet, two much more important pieces of news emerged last week which tell us about where our economy is going. Neither portrait is a...

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