Brendan Keenan: Why breaking up is so hard to do
Leaving the euro would cost us dearly -- banking failure and corporate debt -- but is nonetheless a real prospect
THERE seemed to be a bit of nifty re-branding for last week's conference organised by Feasta, a body founded to promote sustainable economic development. It was a big event, with leading foreign economists and commentators, as well as some well-known local names giving of their best.
The media release gave of its best too. 'Could a new Irish punt help solve our public and private debt crisis?' asked the headline.
Just the sort of question to attract attention. But it sat a little oddly with the fact that the conference was to be opened by the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton.