We will walk out of the bailout on a tightrope

After the budget, there is hope for some pick-up in growth. This is now essential if the budget is to work, writes Cliff Taylor.

20th October, 2013
Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan present Budget 2014 at Government Buildings last Tuesday. Photo: Photocall

After the budget, the PR machines in Dublin, Brussels and Washington are spinning furiously. The message is that Ireland will be sailing out of the bailout and back into the financial markets in mid-December, following yet another tough budget last week. Here is the proof that austerity can work,we are told; here is a country which can now stand on its own two feet. The Irish bailout story - we are being told - will...

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