Ireland’s economic crisis requires a radical transformation in policy making. In this volume, political, industrial, academic, trade union and business leaders and commentators tell the story of the Irish economy and its rise and fall. More important, taking into account the strengths that Ireland still has, they look to the future and plot the path towards recovery. Contributions at Glenties range from policy, vision and context to practical suggestions on how the country can emerge from its crisis. The economic paradise may be lost but it is the thrust of these essays that a realistic development path can be sustained – provided the right policies are implemented fearlessly, courageously and with integrity.
These papers make a valuable contribution to the debate about Ireland’s future economic welfare. Policy-makers, business leaders, academics, opinion formers, students and all those interested in the future of this nation will gain invaluable insights by reading and studying their contents.
Martina Anderson MLA – Dr Peter Bacon – Prof. Fridrik Baldursson – David Begg – Senator Dan Boyle – Dr Finbarr Bradley – Dara Calleary TD – Mary Cloake – Mary Coughlan TD – Simon Coveney TD – Lucinda Creighton TD -Paul Dowling – Alan Dukes – Michael Fitzgerald – Frank Flannery – Jeremy Gilbert – Eamon Gilmore TD – Dermot Gleeson SC – Brian Hayes TD – Prof. John Hegarty – Prof. Patrick Honohan – George Lee TD – Brian Lenihan TD – Fiach Mac Conghail – Pádraig MacLochlainn – Dr Martin Mansergh TD – Dr Diarmuid Martin – Mícheál Martin TD – Annette Hughes –Enda Kenny TD – Angela Kerins – Colm McCarthy – Danny McCoy – Patricia McKenna – Michael McLoone – Peter McLoone -Pádraig McManus – David Murphy – Martin Murphy – Jim O’Hara – David O’Sullivan – Michael O’Sullivan – Prof. Rowena Pecchenino – Ruairí Quinn TD – Dr Don Thornhill – Brendan Tuohy – Prof. Karl Whelan – Noel Whelan SC –