A small step but we need help on journey
THE sentiment behind the stimulus package unveiled yesterday brings a tinge of hope despite it being a stimulus with a small 's'. The dynamic behind such economic kickstarts is generally a massive injection of cash. With the country's national purse no longer in our own hands, this was always going to be more boardwalk than big box-office in scale.
It was one small step in what will have to be a twin-track approach to economic survival.
There is a heavy onus on the Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his Finance Minister Michael Noonan to give Europe a positive signal that we are moving might and main to turn the tide.