Exceptional: How Ireland is a fiscal outlier in new EU spending rules

New fiscal rules will seek to ensure member states spend wisely, but Ireland’s booming multinational sector will leave it untethered

Minister for Finance Michael McGrath TD and Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe TD: Despite the €223 billion public debt pile representing one of the highest per capita levels in the world, Ireland’s inflated GDP driven by extraordinary levels of multinational activity. Picture: Rollingnews