Thursday September 24, 2020

Economic woes bring new political realities

As predictions for the Irish economy worsen, the government intends to tighten public spending further, while sticking to its ambitious programme of infrastructural development in the hope that the national and international economy will rebound.

15th March, 2008

As predictions for the Irish economy worsen, the government intends to tighten public spending further, while sticking to its ambitious programme of infrastructural development in the hope that the national and international economy will rebound.

However, as projected tax revenues fall, Bertie Ahern’s government faces the prospect that it may have to choose - in the not too distant future - between new roads and extra teachers, between maintaining the capital programme and expanding current...

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