Time to compensate for the absence of the Celtic tiger

The government must make its own spending more effective, in order to help soften the downturn.

29th March, 2008

The government must make its own spending more effective, in order to help soften the downturn.

Paul Howard’s wickedly observed airhead, Ross O’Carroll-Kelly, returns to the Olympia in Dublin from this week, in a show called The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger. The notion that a period of outstanding economic performance in Ireland has just ended, and that the tiger has only recently checked out, is not confined to MrHoward’s depressingly familiar creation....

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