Cuts, banks and jobs will dominate coalition talks

Spending cuts and the banking collapse are set to dominate the programme for a new government, likely to be negotiated between Fine Gael and Labour.

26th February, 2011
Cuts, banks and jobs will dominate coalition talks
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Spending cuts and the banking collapse are set to dominate the programme for a new government, likely to be negotiated between Fine Gael and Labour.

If, as expected, the two parties enter talks, they are also expected to try to negotiate an immediate programme to boost employment in key sectors, drawing on proposals in both their manifestos.

A crunch issue in the talks is expected to be Fine Gael’s plans for major spending cuts, including...

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