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The results of the government’s discussions with the IMF will leave the next government with little or no wriggle room with regard to making policy

20th November, 2010

With the government approaching what are likely to be its final weeks in office, Fine Gael and Labour will inherit the legacy of a multi-billion euro EU/IMF rescue package, which will mean strings attached to policy decisions well into the future.

The concerted campaign of denials by the government last week was seen by the opposition as a signal of a bunker mentality developing within an ailing administration. Fine Gael finance spokesman Michael Noonan...

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