Goldman Sachs chairman Peter Sutherland said the government should frontload its plans for reducing the state debt to enhance confidence in the Irish economy.
Speaking on RTE's Morning Ireland, he said the forthcoming budget should at least produce a debt reduction of 3.6 billion euros and ideally, it should generate deeper cuts.
"Wherever our costs are out of line with the European average ..... then we have to bring them down to a level no greater...
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