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Election promises sacrificed on altar of finance

The first specific promise in the Labour manifesto for the election 13 weeks ago was the following: ‘‘Put jobs first.

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The first specific promise in the Labour manifesto for the election 13 weeks ago was the following: ‘‘Put jobs first.

This means renegotiating the EU/IMF deal to include a jobs strategy to share the debt burden with bondholders to reduce the interest rate, and to leave room for Ireland’s economy to grow.”

A few pages further on, the manifesto stated: ‘‘Labour does not accept that the EU/ IMF deal provides...

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