Wednesday 21 March 2018

On target?

• On the glorious 12th of July, Ministers Noonan and Howlin merrily anounced that the troika found that we had met all our fiscal targets to date. I don't know who is fooling who, but a quick glance at the Department of Finance website ( clearly shows that the deficit on current account for the first half of 2012 increased by €800m over the same period last year (up from €7.2bn to €8bn).

If this is meeting the target of reducing our deficit by €6bn this year, then I'm a monkey's uncle.

Dick Keane
Glenageary, Dublin

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