Sunday 19 November 2017

Municipal bonds would allow councils to get cash

After two years of doom and gloom, we must start relying on our own ingenuity, writes Willie O'Dea

Over the past few weeks I have written about a number of very specific and targeted proposals on which I have been working. Today I want to add another to the list.

The principle underpinning these ideas concerns how we can convert the progress we are making in stabilising the economy into reality for businesses and communities.

While last week's Economic and Social Research Institute report echoed and confirmed the encouraging trends signalled in the previous week's Central Bank outlook, we have still to find imaginative ways to turn the figures on the page into jobs and hope.

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