By Vincent Browne (for the Irish Times)
All has changed in just three months. Last August we were looking at a temporary hiccup to the economic success we have enjoyed since 1995 because of the mismanagement of the economy by Charlie McCreevy and then Brian Cowen. A return to high growth rates in 2010 with an inbuilt advantage over other EU countries: new generations coming on to the workforce would be far better educated than the generations leaving the workforce, thereby ensuring a large productivity bonus running through for maybe 10 years.
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