Tuesday 25 April 2017

Re-electing FG could carry economic risks

Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Taoiseach Enda Kenny
John Downing

John Downing

Don't be distressed if you miss some key election campaign messages. You'll get plenty of chances to hear them again, and again, and again... and then again with that.

Today, this newspaper brings you the first hint of Fine Gael's election plan on the economy. There are two key prongs: one is how it can steer Ireland towards a more sustainable prosperity; the other is outlining how this will benefit lower-income working families.

Enda Kenny's party is vulnerable on both fronts. In many ways. the economy can be compared to a long and deep coastal cove. The tide of economic good things lashes in swiftly, taking us somewhat unawares.

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