Fiscal chase: Voters want change – but it’s unclear what they want to change to

Early skirmishes on economy as formation of next government uncertain

7th February, 2016
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And so, at long last, the phony war is over. The general election campaign commenced early on Wednesday, with a rushed announcement to the Dáil, a tweet, a dash to the Phoenix Park and a flurry of press conferences. First contact, first blood.

The fog of war soon descended in the shape of arguments about the fiscal space.

Despite all appearances, the concept is a straightforward one – the amount of money the...

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