We need a political system that encourages strategic thinking

WE NEED reform, not another rescue package. The mood among Government politicians following Tuesday’s Supplementary Budget is similar to that during the many previous dramatic episodes in Ireland’s credit crisis – self-congratulation that tough talk and apparently bold action have saved the day, and blustering assurance that the worst is over and the recovery is in sight.

So writes Dr Michael O'Sullivan, author of Ireland and the Global Question, in this weeks' Irish Times. Michael wil l be speaking at UL next Wednesday at 2pm in KB1-11, all are welcome.