FF warn Varadkar and Coveney over tax cuts

Public expenditure spokesman Dara Calleary said promises “not going to be affordable”

7th May, 2017
Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney

Fianna Fáil has warned the two Fine Gael leadership contenders there will be no room for tax cuts in the forthcoming budget. It is a sign that the main opposition party is seeking to reassert its power in advance of the change of taoiseach.

The tightening of the public finances with worse than expected exchequer returns in recent months means the minority government, which requires Fianna Fáil’s support to pass the October budget,...

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