The €180bn question

Brian Cowen and the government will this week announce a National Development Plan that will try to provide an economic blueprint up to 2013, but what will it achieve and is it a good idea?

20th January, 2007

Brian Cowen and the government will this week announce a National Development Plan that will try to provide an economic blueprint up to 2013, but what will it achieve and is it a good idea?

Didn’t we just have the budget a few weeks ago? What is this National Development Plan about?

The budget sets out plans for one year - so last December’s budget related to the money that the exchequer will spend...

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