Sunday February 16, 2020

Fianna Fáil to gamble big on public spending

Move sees party attempt to set itself apart from Fine Gael on financial issues

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
19th January, 2020
Micheál Martin has a belief that voters are more concerned about improving public services than tax cuts

Fianna Fáil is set to gamble on voters wanting more public spending at the expense of tax cuts, in a move that will see it differ from Fine Gael on future budgetary packages when the parties’ manifestos are revealed this week.

The Business Post has learned that Fianna Fáil will propose a split between public spending and tax cuts of at least three to one, with a ratio of 3.5 to one...

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