Sinn Fein upgrading Southern economic policies?

According to the Sindo

The party spokesman on European affairs Padraig Mac Loughlainn told the Sunday Independent that it was important to speak to such people when formulating credible economic policies.

He said that in conjunction with the party’s two in-house economic advisers — Joanne Spain and Eoin O Broin — the party had sought advice and insight from a number of economists from across the spectrum.

“Karl Whelan is just one of a number of economists we have spoken to. I have a lot of time for Karl and I agree with a lot of what he says.”

“But there are things he says I disagree with. This is all part of making sure our policies are robust and credible,” Mr Mac Loughlainn said.

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