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Fiscal chase: Voters want change – but it’s unclear what they want to change to

Early skirmishes on economy as formation of next government uncertain

7th February, 2016

And so, at long last, the phony war is over. The general election campaign commenced early on Wednesday, with a rushed announcement to the Dáil, a tweet, a dash to the Phoenix Park and a flurry of press conferences. First contact, first blood.

The fog of war soon descended in the shape of arguments about the fiscal space.

Despite all appearances, the concept is a straightforward one – the amount of money the...

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