Do governments keep their promises? About half the time, according to new research.
A study by academics in Trinity College Dublin has analysed promises made by Fianna Fail and Progressive Democrats politicians in their manifestos during the 2002 election campaign and compared them to the record of the government over the following five years.
Of 117 pledges made in the area of socio-economic policy (including employment, taxation, business, welfare, health, education, housing and social inclusion),46 per...
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