BEFORE any more talk of five- point plans, Enda Kenny should make a televised public statement concerning the true state of the Irish economic situation and give us a definite and final figure on the money that is owed by our country.
Every day different figures of our indebtedness are being quoted by politicians and economists alike. They need to give us the breakdown of the amount and the various interest rates applicable to it.
They should tell us how much could be restructured and how much the bondholders could be sacrificed for.
A progress report could be provided to the people every three to six months and an account statement carried in the national newspapers, in a simplified format that the ordinary people could understand.
In short, we need explanation, clarity and transparency.
The Irish people deserve no less.
Maynooth, Co Kildare