Economic woes to dominate Fianna Fáil ‘think-in’

Taoiseach Brian Cowen has lined up a raft of economists, academics and health and business experts to underline the scale of the fiscal challenge ahead for the government, writes Political Correspondent Niamh Connolly.

13th September, 2008

Taoiseach Brian Cowen has lined up a raft of economists, academics and health and business experts to underline the scale of the fiscal challenge ahead for the government, writes Political Correspondent Niamh Connolly.

A depression is expected to settle over Galway city tomorrow when Fianna Fáil ministers and deputies gather for their autumn ‘think-in’, braced for a grim budgetary outlook and public service cutbacks.

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