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Gene Kerrigan: Enda's mad transitions make no sense

Confusion seems to be the order of the day when it comes to implementing policy, says Gene Kerrigan

Published 12/02/2012 | 05:00

LET'S open two official documents and see what they tell us. Then, let's consider the recent behaviour of the Taoiseach and some of his ministers.

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From this, I believe, we could reach the rather chilling conclusion that this Government is as incompetent as the disastrous Cowen regime of 2008-2011. Personally, on the evidence, I'm wondering if the Taoiseach is just plain mad. Consider the following.

The first document is the Finance Bill 2012. Specifically, Section 14 thereof. The "Special Assignee Relief Programme". Sounds like a desperate measure to ease the pain of some poor unfortunate, doesn't it? Well, not so much.

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