Wednesday 13 December 2017

Skating on thin ice as young are driven abroad

No stimulus package from Brian Lenihan means no jobs for our young people, writes Daniel McConnell

Daniel McConnell

Daniel McConnell

As a result of the worst weather spell we have seen in recent years, people all over the country have been skating on ice since Christmas week.

As a result of the worst economic and financial crisis in living memory, the country as a whole is skating on thin ice and Finance Minister Brian Lenihan's plan for recovery could see us all fall through the ice, and condemn the Irish economy for several decades to come.

We know he is determined not to intervene in the housing market or the retail sector in a ruthless attempt to reduce the cost of doing business in Ireland in order to improve the country's competitiveness.

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