Quite a plan, but caution is called for

There is no doubt that the government threw everything and the kitchen sink into the National Development Plan (NDP).

27th January, 2007

There is no doubt that the government threw everything and the kitchen sink into the National Development Plan (NDP). As well as close to €80 billion in planned capital investment spending, it added €20 billion in money to be spent by state companies and local authorities and a further €80 billion in current government spending.

It is clearly ridiculous to greet such an all-embracing programme as a triumph or to dismiss it as bringing us...

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