Election 2020: Parties promise to splurge, but no plans in place for economy sinking
A rent freeze, tax cuts, more cash for pensioners: all the main parties are making expensive promises, but there is no guarantee that the money will be there to pay for them
“It’s a con job on the Irish people,” Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Finance, declared when asked about Sinn Féin’s economic policies at a press conference last week.
The Dublin Central TD’s voice was echoing around the high-ceilinged Georgian building in central Dublin to ostensibly launch Fine Gael’s tax plan for individuals. With about 10 journalists and a handful of party officials in the room, there may...
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