It's hard to admit it, but Fianna Fail's strategy has gone wrong
The Taoiseach and his ministers do care about the public's fears but they need to get that message across, says Willie O'Dea
SINCE I left Government, I used my time to find new and innovative ways of restoring confidence in our economy. It has been the consistent theme of the articles I have written here over the months.
Restoring confidence is vital, but so too is maintaining trust.
I believe the Government is broadly pursuing the right economic policies and believe in the integrity of my former Fianna Fail ministerial colleagues, so I take no pleasure in admitting that the Government's actions and comments over the past 10 days have fundamentally undermined public trust.