Lessons can be learned from snow woe
Published 07/12/2010 | 05:00
WHEN Mother Nature comes to stay, is Ireland inadequately equipped to have a say? Heavy snowfall resulted in traffic, education and business disruption, and is estimated to have cost the economy more than €900m.
By contrast, such weather conditions in Sweden and Canada creates employment, billions of economic surplus, and necessitates local authorities to keep the roads non-treacherous.
Could we not observe and learn from the tactics of such countries? Maybe close examination of comparable economies (such as Japan) is what we needed during the 'Celtic Tiger'.