We can’t jeopardise this hard-won surplus

We can’t jeopardise this hard-won surplus

All public servants must help secure our recovery and lay the foundations for lasting growth

A decade ago we lost our economic sovereignty, and our economy plunged into the deepest of crises. The clear lesson learned is that the choices we make as a country have consequences.

Thankfully, we have emerged from that crisis and today the Irish economy is performing strongly. Last week we recorded a modest surplus for last year; the first underlying surplus since 2006.

Increases in public spending in the years before the crisis hit resulted in...

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