We need war-room to plot Brexit strategy
Published 21/10/2016 | 02:30
Since the Brexit vote, we have heard solemn talk from the Government about its ramifications. The Budget even included a proposal for an "aspirational" rainy day fund of €1bn a year.
So at this juncture, the Government should not exactly need prodding with a Taser to stimulate it into action on Brexit. There are growing worries about the lack of a "war room" to prepare for the fallout.
Irish Stock Exchange chief Deirdre Somers may not have used a stun gun but she was nonetheless commendably forthright in her criticism at the hitherto lackadaisical approach being taken. She said that there is a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" to be seized upon, but there is also the fear that it could be squandered.