Lead them not into temptation
Pat Leahy: The government parties could spend the proceeds of any growth to buy themselves an election victory. They should practise self-control.
The government was not even out of the bailout when it began to send signals to the electorate that it was contemplating the return of prosperity and the political possibilities that will entail.
People in the heart of government already acknowledge privately that the pressure for additional spending from all parts of the system is becoming a daily feature of life.
Two weeks ago, Ruairi Quinn secured cabinet approval to hire an additional 400 special...
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