Friday 23 March 2018

Time to be grown up about our future

• We live in the eurozone. We are Irish and proud of it and the reforms our country is going through are tough. But when we come to vote on the referendum at the end of the month we have to think beyond this.

Today, Ireland is funded by the EU and the IMF but our way out of our current crisis is to be able to get funding on our own from the international money markets.

Where and who are these markets? They are primarily based in London, New York, Paris, Hong Kong and other major financial centres. The people working for the funds that will provide us with money are not Americans, French, Chinese or British -- they are businessmen and women who want to invest money and gain a return.

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