Wednesday 28 June 2017

Ivan Yates: Voters have just signed up for years of harsh medicine

Ivan Yates

Ivan Yates

FOUNDATIONS for a National Government will be laid today. With almost a 30-seat majority, many constituencies will have no opposition TD.

Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore have less than a week before next Sunday's Labour Party conference to procure a five-year Programme for Government.

This tight timetable and the context of a national economic emergency will be used to paper over the cracks of contradictions within their respective party manifestos.

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