Tuesday 24 January 2017

We now have the potential for a lasting recovery, let's not throw our future away

Joan Burton

Published 14/09/2015 | 02:30

Minister for Social Protection and Tánaiste Joan Burton
Minister for Social Protection and Tánaiste Joan Burton

Ireland stands on a moment of great potential. Our economy is growing at the fastest rate in Europe and we're adding 1,300 jobs every week. International investment is booming. Consumer confidence is increasing. Two in three people believe the country is now on the right economic track.

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We're coming out the right side after the harrowing times since the crash. Labour in government is driving an economic recovery that is the envy of many countries.

Securing that recovery will, in turn, allow us to drive renewal - a social, cultural and community-based renewal that makes life better for every person.

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