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Thursday 21 September 2017

Ideas about the left not right -- Gilmore

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore says the Labour Party's "mission in Government" is to restore the country's economic independence.

Writing in today's Irish Independent, Mr Gilmore challenges the theory that balancing budgets is a policy of right-wing parties.

"In fact, if you look across Europe, it is countries with strong left traditions that have some of the best records on fiscal discipline. In reality, commitment to strong public finances is not a right-wing idea," he says.

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