Wednesday 22 November 2017

No flinching from tough decisions

JUST as we think we are plodding nicely along in the economic stakes, the spoilsport European Commission calls a stewards' inquiry and instructs us to use more whip.

On Tuesday the country was able to borrow €1bn at the lowest interest rates since the depths of the economic crisis in 2008, a reflection of improving sentiment towards Ireland and euro-area debt generally.

A pleased Finance Minister, Brian Lenihan, said it showed the level of international confidence in Ireland's prospects and in the actions taken by the Government.

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