Inflation figures should focus minds

The fact that Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and two senior cabinet ministers held meetings last week with business and trade union representatives on the issue of inflation, in itself, does not signify much.

30th June, 2007

The fact that Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and two senior cabinet ministers held meetings last week with business and trade union representatives on the issue of inflation, in itself, does not signify much.

Many of the necessary policy issues affecting this topic tend to be discussed around the table during national social partnership negotiations.

It also seems very early in the year for Brian Cowen to make big decisions for his December budget.

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