Government must use this budget to secure our future

As well as preparing the business model for its next step, we must also urgently address boosting our third level funding

Output in Ireland will likely have doubled in the seven years to 2020. With the near collapse of both the banking system and economy little more than a decade ago, this is remarkable.

This year, the Irish economy has approached full employment. Household wealth is at record levels, and real per capita incomes have grown by almost one-fifth over the past five years, a pace matched only by the years of the Celtic ...