Saturday 18 November 2017

Hard truths

• Killian Foley-Walsh declares that this country has been "straitjacketed" in its financial affairs because of decisions made in Berlin (Letters, June 6).

In blaming the Germans for being responsible for this country's ills, Mr Foley-Walsh is using emotionally charged language to try to cover up the fact that this republic was bankrupted by decisions made by a small number of its most powerful citizens during the Celtic Tiger period.

During that time, German governments were running their country efficiently while ours allowed this country to lose competitiveness and ultimately go bankrupt.

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