Thursday 17 August 2017

Fionnan Sheahan: Parties still have a lot to do in less-frenetic 2010

Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

TDs return from a shorter-than-usual Christmas break today hoping this year will be slightly calmer than the previous one, which even Taoiseach Brian Cowen conceded was somewhat of an annus horribilis.

These 12 months certainly won't be as frenetic as 2009, without the local and European elections, a Lisbon Treaty referendum, the Bord Snip report, the Commission on Taxation and an array of budgets.

But there'll still be plenty happening on the economic front between the setting up of the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA), the potential further recapitalisation of the main banks, the banking crisis inquiry and another €3bn to €4bn worth of cuts in Budget 2011.

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