Brendan Keenan: Recovery relies on many things outside our control
PERHAPS it was to keep the opposition parties onside, as Brian Lenihan said. Perhaps it was to keep the bond markets onside, as the opposition parties said.
In either event, neither seemed impressed by the pre-Budget statement released yesterday.
FG's finance spokesman, Michael Noonan TD, wanted a jobs plan, and the four-year plan before the Donegal by-election.