This is not the time to panic

Ireland should implement a seven-year fiscal plan which would allow us to broaden the tax base gradually.

14th March, 2009

The other day, I went autograph-hunting with my son. We’d seen the rugby team at our local hotel, and nothing would come between a six-year old and the prize of an autograph. So off we went. The image of a giant Paul O’Connell bending down, while on his knees, to sign a tiny little man’s autograph book will stay with me for many years.

Likewise the excitement on a...

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