Friday 24 November 2017

Ireland's destiny is no longer linked to the Greek tragedy

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses a news conference after meeting European Parliament President Martin Schulz yesterday. Reuters.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses a news conference after meeting European Parliament President Martin Schulz yesterday. Reuters.

This week's National Lottery fiasco neatly highlights the difference between the Greeks and the Irish six years after the financial crisis began.

As the economy improves here, hundreds of thousands of people feel confident enough to throw away a few euro on the lotto every week.

Meanwhile, the Greek company that incompetently operates our lotto system has stumbled from one self-imposed problem to another.

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