When Enda Kenny, Joan Burton, Micheál Martin, and Gerry Adams took to the TV3 stage for the first leaders’ debate of the general election, the Iseq index of Irish shares had lost more than 15 per cent of its value for the year.
Already during the week, it was down 2.4 per cent after some panicked selling.
The Iseq wasn’t alone. Stocks and stock markets around the world were walloped last week as investors...
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