Tuesday June 2, 2020

Labour and Soc Dems disappointed by FF/FG document

The two parties say they are underwhelmed by the absence of concrete costings and timelines and the lack of a plan to nationalise childcare in the FG/FF proposals

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

19th April, 2020
Roisin Shortall, Gary Gannon and Catherine Murphy of the Social Democrats are disappointed with the FF/FG framework document‘s lack of a plan for a publicly funded model of childcare. Picture: RollingNews

Gary Gannon was reasonably impressed when he read the preamble to Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael’s framework document. With its commitment to act “decisively” on housing, health, climate action and quality of life issues, the Social Democrats TD believed the two parties were about to offer something substantial to would-be coalition partners. What followed, however, left him distinctly underwhelmed.

“I had been thinking about this document for the last...

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