Thursday 23 November 2017

Richard Bruton: Let's never return to property boom fuelled by debt

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton at the launch of Enterprise 2025
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton at the launch of Enterprise 2025

Richard Bruton

After years of bad choices and bad policies that destroyed our economy, we can now say something quite bold: we know we have the jobs policy mix right. The question is, can we keep the right mix and build on our recent successes?

In reality, the right mix seems quite obvious: we're a small open economy without huge piles of natural resources, big armies or colonial legacies to fall back on, so we only have one credible, sustainable option.

The only way Ireland's economy can survive and thrive is by being competitive, being creative and by making brilliant products and services that people outside Ireland want to buy. Simple, really. Unfortunately, not so simple for all.

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