Beware of auction politics: hard choices are inevitable

Candidates in search of your vote will promise all kinds of benefits – without necessarily having a realistic plan for how they will deliver them. Here are five questions to keep in mind when you’re sizing up their manifestos

26th January, 2020
Beware of auction politics: hard choices are inevitable

The next government will face public demands for better health care, more housing, tax changes, pay increases and plans to tackle climate change. A stable and growing Irish economy will help to deliver this, but budgetary policies need to be sustainable and prudent – not here today and gone tomorrow as occurred in the past.

Voters should be mindful that this involves making difficult choices between introducing new measures and funding existing programmes. Last week,...

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