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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.

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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'.

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