Emmet Oliver: IMF arrival is chance to reform a failed system
Published 20/11/2010 | 05:00
STERN-faced IMF economists are walking the streets, national morale has been crushed, years of debt repayments lie ahead and sovereignty has been unnecessarily compromised by a group of jaded and deluded politicians.
It may seem churlish and naive to suggest that anything positive can emerge from such a catastrophic economic and political backdrop -- but it can, in time.
This week's arrival in Dublin of an IMF mission is, of course, a moment of national humiliation, although is anyone really surprised it came to this?