- 29 May 12
As the debate about the fiscal treaty referendum hots up, we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that a new growth strategy is urgently needed.
So here we are in referendum mode… again. No doubt the framers of the Irish constitution had many things in mind in its drafting. But one very much doubts that their aims included Swissification – that is, a scenario where myriad issues would be resolved only by a referendum. That, increasingly, seems to be what’s happening.