Stephen Kinsella: Stagnation once again: what if the ESRI's bleakest prophecy turns out to be true?
AFTER austerity, what then? What challenges will the Irish economy face after the troika takes its leave and we must begin paying back the money we borrowed to balance the public finances?
Planning for the future is very important, and all too often is ignored as the seemingly urgent issues of the day drown out the important longer-term opportunities and threats.
The ESRI has produced a really valuable medium-term scoping exercise looking at alternative scenarios for the Irish economy out to 2020.