Can Cowen walk the walk?

With the unions preparing for strike action and new figures to show further weakening in tax revenues, the government has no easy options facing into key Budget decisions

31st October, 2009

The government has talked the talk in terms of delivering on its commitments to cut €4 billion from borrowing next year.

But can it walk the walk? Can it hold its nerve, as the trade unions take their members to the streets, first in a day of action on Friday and then, later this month, in a one-day strike?

From this week on, the pressure will really start to build. It will be increased by...

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