Opinion

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Andrew Lynch: Troika is going but we won't get rid of austerity so easily

The Troika overlords, from right to left, Ajai Chopra, Istvan Szekely and Klaus Masuch
The Troika overlords, from right to left, Ajai Chopra, Istvan Szekely and Klaus Masuch
Andrew Lynch

Andrew Lynch

Enda Kenny is getting ready for his close-up. On Sunday night the Taoiseach will make a live television address to mark Ireland's official exit from the EU/IMF bailout.

It may be a historic moment, but Kenny would be well advised not to look too pleased with himself -- because the Troika will be leaving behind a country that still has massive economic problems to solve in 2014 and beyond.

An opinion poll this week shows support for both Fine Gael and Labour is up sharply, presumably because voters think they deserves credit for restoring some of Ireland's sovereignty.

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