In the grand scheme of things it wasn't a great programme anyway. Ringing up Billy Kelleher in Cork for a couple of soundbites and then bringing in a very defensive Jim Power to defend feck all was no kind of improvement.
Somebody needs to listen to Audrey Carville on Late Debate
The Belfast abortion clinic and the 22 hour ambulance crew shift in Cork.
The admission by the IMF that it substantially underestimated the damage caused by cuts also on today.
Oops, forgot there was a dedicated Saturday with Claire Byrne thread
Jan O'Sullivan, Tony Foley and Matina Stevis on.
There's a gathering of economists in Galway. Do we know anyone wants to test some weapons?
Is Foley trying to detract from the revelations that cuts have a worse impact on economic activity than the IMF had claimed?
Who would have though it was possible to make this subject more dull?
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...325224262.htmlSpeaking at the Dublin Economics Workshop in Galway yesterday, Prof John McHale said: “We certainly will be looking at the IMF findings . . . but the findings don’t seem to be particularly strong . . . in the Irish case . . .We will be looking at it and looking at it carefully, but at this point my sense would be that it mightn’t change our advice.”
Ah yes, tax the poor. That'll have us back in the black in a flash.