Wednesday 7 December 2016

Outgoing Government salvaged an economic train wreck

Published 18/02/2016 | 02:30

‘Micheál Martin and his Fianna Fáil colleagues left economy in a mess’. Photo: Steve Humphreys
‘Micheál Martin and his Fianna Fáil colleagues left economy in a mess’. Photo: Steve Humphreys

I was working in Nigeria in 2010 and 2011.

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There was a large expatriate group from many countries around the world. Sky News was the most popular channel on TVs in the accommodation areas and it was almost totally dominated by reports on the Irish economic situation.

Every day, my Irish colleagues and I were being offered sympathy by colleagues from other countries. They were fascinated by the Irish collapse - in same manner that we were by the Greek situation in more recent times.

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