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McDowell and Rabbitte clash over Ireland’s economic future

The Tanaiste and Progressive Democrats leader Michael McDowell clashed with Labour leader Pat Rabbitte at the Kenmare Economics Workshop yesterday as the two men set out their opposite, competing visions of Irish society.

14th October, 2006

The Tanaiste and Progressive Democrats leader Michael McDowell clashed with Labour leader Pat Rabbitte at the Kenmare Economics Workshop yesterday as the two men set out their opposite, competing visions of Irish society.

At the influential annual gathering of Ireland’s leading economists, the two politicians described their economic agendas for the next election, displaying pronounced ideological differences which, both claim, would characterise the next government.

McDowell’s speech emphasised tax cuts, investment in infrastructure...

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