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Fionnan Sheahan: For our country's sake, the parties need to talk

Published 08/10/2010 | 05:00

Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank, speaking in Frankfurt yesterday about the ECB's decision to keep interest rates at 1pc
Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank, speaking in Frankfurt yesterday about the ECB's decision to keep interest rates at 1pc

TAOISEACH Brian Cowen hasn't even been told about it yet. Finance Minister Brian Lenihan hasn't fully embraced the idea. Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny and Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore aren't even invited to date. But the Green Party might just be on to something here with its idea that all the main political parties should just sit down and set out their views on the four-year budgetary plan.

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What harm can come from it?

In this economic crisis, a bit of thinking outside the box is what is required.

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