Gilmore strikes upbeat, if cautious, note on state of the nation's finances

The Tánaiste insisted most of the hard work was done in dealing with the deficit, and appealed to delegates to stand by the government's plan, writes Pat Leahy.

14th April, 2012
Gilmore strikes upbeat, if cautious, note on state of the nation's finances
Eamon Gilmore, Tánaiste and Labour leader. Photo: Andrew Downes

In a speech which sought to balance optimism with realism, Tánaiste and Labour leader Eamon Gilmore told his party's conference last night that most of the hard work in fixing the country's budget was now done.

Gilmore warned of more difficulties to come and appealed for the party and the country to stick with the government's plan, but he struck an upbeat - if cautious - note about the size of the deficit...

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