New dawn or false dawn?

Politicians are lauding Ireland’s recovery but small business owners across the country say the good times have yet to return

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
4th October, 2015

"Enda Kenny stood there four years ago on the election campaign,” said Eddie Curry, pointing to a spot in front of his counter in his butcher’s shop at the top of O’Rahilly Street in Ballina, Co Mayo.

“I said to him, ‘Best of luck to you, just do me one favour.’

“He said, ‘What’s that?’

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