Budget 2020: TDs hint at free GP care for under-8s
Fine Gael backbenchers open PR battle early with indications of family-friendly measures
The PR battle around tomorrow’s budget has already begun, with Fine Gael backbenchers hinting that there will be good news for families.
With this in mind, party chairman Martin Heydon, along with fellow Fine Gael TDs Colm Brophy, Kate O’Connell, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy and Peter Burke, appeared on the Leinster House plinth today in an attempt to sell tomorrow’s budget as “making life easier for families” and “protecting our environment”....
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Proposal for expert panel to review capital projects over €100m
Large public capital projects could be run through an “independent panel of international experts” as part of public spending reforms, according to the Department of Public Expenditure
State body to reissue €28m office supplies contract
The contract covers the supply of office stationery to a range of government bodies and agencies, including the HSE, universities, hospitals, councils and schools
Sinn Féin open to coalition deal, but on condition of border poll
Party would launch the ‘largest public house building programme that Ireland has ever seen’ and a national health service
Fine Gael ‘will go to war’ if Bailey runs as independent
The party threatens to put significant financial resources behind its own candidates in bid to ensure that she is ‘never seen again’ in politics