Government must not blow it with the national debt beast still looming large
Published 11/06/2015 | 02:30
Credit rating agency upgrades on Irish sovereign debt don't exactly make big headlines these days. They are seen as a bit of a "yawnfest"
It wasn't like that when they were heading south. Every taxi driver in Dublin could tell you how far down the toilet Moody's had flushed Ireland's creditworthiness.
During the week Standard & Poor raised our rating to A+. Every little upward notch won from a credit rating agency today is worth money to the Irish exchequer - a lot of money over time.