Time to embrace EU rules

Regaining control of public expenditure is crucial if Ireland wants to deal with the current economic crisis.

13th September, 2008

Regaining control of public expenditure is crucial if Ireland wants to deal with the current economic crisis.

The unfolding crisis in Ireland’s public finances has serious implications for domestic politics, the country’s attractiveness as an international investment location and its place in Europe.

Prioritising and recommitting to EU budget rules can help to address all these three issues respectively by providing a domestic policy anchor to curb spending growth, by making...

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