Give both sides of your mouth a rest
The Opposition parties -- who claim to be ready for government -- have yet to outline their policies, says Willie O'Dea
LAST week's economic debate turned out to be more interesting than I had expected, particularly the contributions from backbenchers on both sides.
Whether the three per cent deficit can be achieved without deflating the economy to destruction depends almost exclusively on the level of growth in the Irish economy.
If the level of growth is not sufficient to enable us to do what we have promised to do, then it may be possible to acceptably stabilise the deficit at a higher level.