Ireland has endured austerity for four years – and we're worse off than when we started. The Austerity Treaty will drive this to another level.
The EU focus on fiscal deficit is completely mistaken. They are the result of the crisis, not the cause.
The ruthless austerity programmes imposed on Greece and the endless cycle of debt renegotiations will only come to a close when Athens takes charge of its predicament and announces a democratic and sovereign cessation of payments.