Sunday 4 December 2016

Bruce Arnold: We must stop bickering and accept painful cuts

Published 21/11/2011 | 05:00

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and German Chancellor Angela Merkel following talks last week in Berlin, Germany
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and German Chancellor Angela Merkel following talks last week in Berlin, Germany

The assessment that we should now be making about last week's government announcements is a complex one. The range of change and reform is extensive.

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Huge courage is needed to stick with the programme in the face of inevitable argument and criticism. And skill in presenting it to the public is a vital part of the approach.

I remain both optimistic and confident about the men and women in government who are working as a team under sound leadership and should be supported in the days ahead.

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