Coalition differs on use of debt deal savings

Clear differences are emerging between the coalition partners on how the savings to the state as a result of the promissory notes deal should be used.

17th February, 2013

Clear differences are emerging between the coalition partners on how the savings to the state as a result of the promissory notes deal should be used.

Labour is pressing for a "solidarity dividend" to ease the effect of austerity policies and promote growth, while Fine Gael is warning of the need to maintain fiscal discipline and reduce the budget deficit in line with targets agreed with the troika.

Fine Gael transport minister Leo Varadkar has...

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