Tom McDonnell: There is a real risk that any old deal in advance of the 31 March payment will be hailed as a victory after the failure to get a deal on the promissory notes last year. No matter how bad the deal actually is.
In that context Nama Wine Lake provides a quick overview here of what would and wouldn't constitute a deal. Just eleven weeks to go.
Tom McDonnell is senior economist at the NERI and is responsible for among other things, NERI's analysis of the Republic of Ireland economy including risks, trends and forecasts. He specialises in economic growth theory, the economics of innovation, the Irish and European economies, and fiscal policy. He previously worked as an economist at TASC and before that was a lecturer in economics at NUI Galway and at DCU. He has also taught at Maynooth University.
Tom obtained his PhD in economics from NUI Galway.