Election 2016: Recovery nothing to do with government - ex-IMF mission chief
Ashoka Mody "dismayed" at conduct of Irish leadership throughout economic crisis
The former head of the IMF’s mission to Ireland says the government cannot claim credit for the economic recovery - and he is concerned about the country’s reliance on exports to fuel growth.
In a column for The Sunday Business Post, to be published this week, Ashoka Mody also says Ireland needs to lessen its dependence on low corporation tax to win foreign investment.
He says: "The tax system attracted some real investment into Ireland and that helped propel the Celtic Tiger. It was a reasonable way to get the economy jump-started. And some part of the recent recovery has been helped by the legacy of those earlier efforts.
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