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Burton says €10 billion election package depends on financial circumstances

Labour is promising to increase the state pension and provide free GP care for all

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

15th February, 2016
Labour leader Joan Burton Pic:

Labour leader Joan Burton has said its €10 billion package of election promises will not go ahead in the event of a downturn.

Labour’s election manifesto includes €8.3 billion for extra spending and €2.8 billion for tax cuts.

But amidst growing signs of stress in the global economy, Burton insisted her party would not go ahead with the plan unless the country could afford it.

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