Former taoiseach Brian Cowen and his government considered bringing in a scheme to get all unemployed people picking up litter during the recession.
Another proposal was to introduce a new SSIA account to persuade workers to hand over up to €10 billion in savings to the cash-strapped government for five years.
The details are contained in secret cabinet documents and memos about the emergency budget in April 2009 which have been released for the first...
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