Tuesday 16 January 2018

Taoiseach's careful speech mirrors fragile nature of economic recovery

PERHAPS mercifully in terms of language or flourishes, Winston Churchill this was not -- but it did in a rather odd way evoke some Churchillian comparison.

The language was low-key in writing and workmanlike in delivery with no high-flown symbolism. It was a very sober and careful speech indeed with a clear ban on hyperbole in any form.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was very careful to thank the Irish people and acknowledge their sacrifice. But even here he walked very lightly indeed, realising the tenuous, fragile and uneven nature of any economic pickup thus far.

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