A pressing agenda

Much of what the parties will unveil in their programme for government is likely to be peripheral to the real issues. Such documents tend to be a mishmash of commitments, only some of which will ever be delivered.

5th March, 2011

Much of what the parties will unveil in their programme for government is likely to be peripheral to the real issues. Such documents tend to be a mishmash of commitments, only some of which will ever be delivered.

Yet the direction they set is important.

It is clearly vital that the new programme reflects Ireland’s determination to tackle its budget crisis. Yet the truth is that much of what happens will be determined by the...

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