Friday February 28, 2020

What happens if the €11bn in ‘unallocated resources’ fails to materialise?

We ask the political parties what parts of their manifestos would they prioritise, not all of them answered

2nd February, 2020
Brendan Howlin, Labour leader, centre, launches his party’s general election manifesto

Fine Gael and Labour would pay down the national debt at a slower pace if the resources available to them over the course of the next government were not as great as the €11 billion estimated by the Department of Finance.

All the major political parties have based their manifestos on the department’s estimate that there will be €11 billion of “unallocated resources” available over the potential five-year lifetime of the next government....

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