Last week, myself and Economist David McWilliams visited Collaiste Chill Mhantain, Wicklow Town, to participate in a debate with students on whether Ireland should leave the Euro.
The level of debate amongst Collaiste Chill Mhantain’s economic students was hugely impressive. The students are a credit to their parents and teachers. Monetary policy, the banking crisis, national debt and job creation were all discussed.
Ultimately the students concluded by overwhelming majority that Ireland should leave the Euro. I was delighted to see so many smart, engaged, intelligent young men and women engaging in robust debate. If only all debates in the Dáil were as civilised and informed!