Sunday 11 December 2016

Sensible plan is real change from empty promises

Published 30/09/2015 | 02:30

While €42bn might seem an enormous sum to invest in just six years, the Coalition could easily have doubled the spend and, as the Taoiseach said, delivered a
While €42bn might seem an enormous sum to invest in just six years, the Coalition could easily have doubled the spend and, as the Taoiseach said, delivered a "catch-all for every parish"

There's no end of worthwhile projects which would benefit from Government largesse. The problem is, there's only so much money going around.

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While €42bn might seem an enormous sum to invest in just six years, the Coalition could easily have doubled the spend and, as the Taoiseach said, delivered a "catch-all for every parish".

But it resisted that temptation and left itself open to predictable accusations that the Capital Plan lacked ambition.

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