State spending plans for next year will include a double digit increase in government investment spending, as the Fianna Fail/PD coalition ignores advice from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) that it risks overheating the construction sector.
Minister for Finance Brian Cowen is expected to unveil a rise of about 12 per cent in state investment spending, bringing the total exchequer spend in this area to €7.5 billion, with the vast bulk of...
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