Varadkar turns out to be a surprising believer in State Enterprise


He has committed himself to Lemass’s concept of a mixed economy with strong state companies

Looking back over the year, an interesting speech by the Taoiseach, which got lost in the confusion around Brexit, deserves attention for three reasons.

It showed that maybe the leader of Fine Gael is not as right-wing as portrayed.

Gene 3cSecondly, it indicates there may be a Plan B for enterprise policy, which is more complex than the low corporation tax “cornerstone” mantra.

Thirdly, it means that the government may yet give full-blooded support to indigenous enterprise.

This could include New Era, the…

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