Friday 9 December 2016

Keep it real

Published 21/02/2012 | 05:00

• Stephen Kinsella does us all a service when he reminds us that the members of the troika are much more than just 'pointy-headed technocrats' rubbing the tummy of 'the Taoiseach and his ministers for being good boys and girls' (February 18).

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We need reminding that cutting the public sector deficit in one go would constitute a shock to the Irish economy 'not unlike a war or earthquake'.

The visits by the troika, as Stephen Kinsella says, are designed to keep us funded on a day-to-day basis.

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