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So easy to promise free money to everyone knowing well you'll never have to deliver

Jason O'Mahony


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Pot of gold: Mary Lou McDonald is among those guilty of promising the world to voters, but not saying where the money will come from. Photo: Reuters

Pot of gold: Mary Lou McDonald is among those guilty of promising the world to voters, but not saying where the money will come from. Photo: Reuters

Pot of gold: Mary Lou McDonald is among those guilty of promising the world to voters, but not saying where the money will come from. Photo: Reuters

You've just been whizzed back to Leinster House accompanied by speeding Garda outriders. You were just in Áras an Uachtaráin, where the wealthiest communist sympathiser in the country gave you your seal of office as the new finance minister. Within hours, you'll be sitting at your desk in the Department of Finance, looking at a list.

Go on, try it.


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