The economies of the Danes, the Dutch, and Finns remained intact during the downturn while we went into receivership. David Begg’s analysis of why should be noted by every policy maker in Ireland, writes
Eurozone leaders were considering giving Greece three days to pass a slew of legislation through its parliament making profound changes to how the country operates before they would even consider giving them a third bailout.
IT is becoming increasingly difficult to tell fact from propaganda, ideologically driven positioning from the uncoloured and unattractive reality faced by ordinary Greeks struggling to live basic, decent and dignified lives. It is becoming increasingly difficult to tell political ambition or dogma, national or individual, from the pressing humanitarian needs generated by the deepening crisis.
If Enda Kenny was feeling the heat he did not show it as he swirled into southern Lebanon — which is more than could be said for three of the soldiers in the honour guard waiting to be inspected who passed out in the sweltering 34C heat as the Taoiseach arrived.
IT WOULD have to come from Scandinavia, wouldn’t it? These days, the minute any discussion gets going about some social progress our nation or any other nation wants to achieve, up pops an expert to tell us the Scandinavians have already done it.