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Exchequer returns; further cuts ahead; RTÉ makes editorial changes; Siteserv reiterates O'Brien backing; promissory solution by May; reflections on the FG ard fheis and startups of the day.

3rd April, 2012
News roundup: Top stories at 6pm
Ireland's deficit shrank in the first quarter of 2012.

**The Department of Finance** has said that the latest Exchequer return figures indicate that the country is on target to reduce its general government deficit to 8.6 per cent of GDP this year.

**€400 million in further cuts** may be needed this year, said the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council.

**The chairman of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council** has said that access to the European Stability Mechanism, is "absolutely critical" for Ireland’s return to bond markets....

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