Thursday 16 August 2018

Sadly, the economic news was terrific

Amid the global bad news, Gene Kerrigan writes, we got some very good news that we now wish we hadn't

by Tom Halliday
by Tom Halliday
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

The rest of the world may be reeling from bad news, but last week we got the best economic announcement in the history of the State. I'm no economist, but the people who know about these things suggest we got the best economic news any country has ever received.

There's blood on the streets of Nice; tanks have rolled over citizens in Turkey; the Middle East burns; racism is thriving across Europe; but let's take a moment to consider our very, very satisfactory circumstances here at home.

Added to the economic news is the fact that when it comes to replacing Enda Kenny, who is currently doing a lap of honour, we have an embarrassment of political riches. Not all countries are nearly so lucky.

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