“I am clear where I want us to be..”

As it turned out we didn’t have to wait until the New Year for the Irish government’s new economic recovery plan framework Vision – “with a capital ‘V’.” Instead, after the little matter of suspending the Dáil for its traditional six-week Christmas holiday, the government adjourned to Dublin Castle to unveil their “evolving framework”. In the Irish Times, Miriam Lord is decidedly underwhelmed..

We didn’t know yesterday whether we were looking at the top table or the bridge of the Titanic.

Here’s that plan in a nutshell: we are where we are. We know where we want to be. And with the right vision, a fair wind, attic insulation and a few holy candles, we might get there eventually.

The waters are uncharted, choppy, strewn with massive icebergs, the engine is broken and the bilge pumps are worn out.

And in related news, the chairman of Anglo-Irish bank resigned after disclosing a little sleight of hand with some personal loans..

Shares fall further..

Adds Anglo Irish Chief Executive follows Chairman..


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