Lucinda Creighton: We are jumping out of a plane. But where's our parachute?
IRELAND has come a long way since we entered the EU/IMF bailout programme in 2010 when the country's future was uncertain and confidence rock-bottom.
Since the 2011 election, everyone in Government, particularly Finance Minister Michael Noonan, has worked tirelessly to rebuild Ireland's credibility. Irish people have worked hard and suffered enormously. We are on the right path.
The fact that Fianna Fail, the party that led us into the crisis, cannot bring themselves to acknowledge the success of this Government in leading us out of it, speaks volumes.