Government deal risks being populist fudge
Dan O'BrienLet's start with some good news. Last week brought a raft of positive developments on Europe's economy. This is to be welcomed because for a long time, the greatest risk to Ireland's recovery has been renewed recession on the continent leading - almost inevitably - to the flaring up again of the euro crisis. If that were to happen, we could very easily land right back in the very deep hole we were in five years ago.