Pat Leahy: The politics of prosperity can be a difficult business
There is no linear relationship between economic growth and government approval
Compared to the early days of the coalition, it is raining money.
It was July 2011 when the coalition received its first significant financial boost (albeit on the back of concessions made to Greece) when the EU agreed to cut the interest rate on Ireland’s bailout loans.
That evening, some members of the Economic Management Council, the cabinet committee that made all significant economic decisions, went to dinner together in the Dáil members restaurant. The...
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