Devil’s in the detail at the Department of Finance
It is the department’s role to act as a bulwark against political flights of fiscal fancy
John Moran: “Do we really have the right structures as a State to encourage wide-ranging, cross-disciplinary debate about future spending priorities or infrastructural needs or the structures of our economy?”
The chaotic denouement of the Greek drama is salutary. The debacle calls to mind the worst moments of the Irish crash, when nobody seemed to be in charge as the public finances and the banking system went off the rails. Scary.