Tuesday 25 April 2017

Brexit, tariffs and The Donald - brace yourself as our economy faces interesting times in 2017

'From Brexit to Donald Trump, 2016 threw us some curve balls.' Photo: Reuters
'From Brexit to Donald Trump, 2016 threw us some curve balls.' Photo: Reuters

Loretta O'Sullivan

From Brexit to Donald Trump, 2016 threw us some curve balls which could put Ireland's economic model to the test.

The commonly used expression "may you live in interesting times" can be dated back to the 1930s.

Decades later, in 2002, the US secretary of defence Donald Rumsfeld talked about things we know we do not know, coining the phrase "known unknowns" in the process.

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