Sunday February 16, 2020

Government to open the 'bad news' floodgates

With the treaty campaign now behind it, the government is ready to dust off various shelved charges and cutbacks, writes Niamh Connolly, Political Correspondent.

2nd June, 2012
Protesters gather in Eyre Square before they make their way to Bailey Allen Hall in NUI Galway. Photo: Photocall

The EU fiscal treaty has been sealed, but a steady stream of bad news items is coming down the tracks, with pressure mounting on the government ahead of the summer recess.

Controversial reports, new charges and cutbacks that were shelved over the past month to avoid inflaming public opinion on the doorsteps will now be rolled out for decisions.

Among the issues to be dusted off are an overdue report on property tax, septic tanks...

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