Wednesday 7 December 2016

Has top civil servant the stomach for another battle?

Published 24/11/2011 | 05:00

During his 50-minute hearing yesterday, Department of Finance Secretary General Kevin Cardiff described the last four years of his life as a battle.

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Some might have said he was fighting a losing battle as his department struggled to get a grip on the economy while it hurtled into the clutches of the EU and IMF.

Nevertheless, it was a battle he chose, having taken over the department at the beginning of last year as the economy cart-wheeled down a cliff.

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