Friday 20 January 2017

Cabinet returns with much to do

Published 30/08/2015 | 02:30

The first Cabinet meeting since July will be held on Wednesday in an atmosphere of somewhat strained relations between the Coalition partners but at a time of relative economic health
The first Cabinet meeting since July will be held on Wednesday in an atmosphere of somewhat strained relations between the Coalition partners but at a time of relative economic health

Government ministers return to their desks this week with a General Election on their minds but with an array of difficult issues outstanding which should be prioritised over and above party political considerations.

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The first Cabinet meeting since July will be held on Wednesday in an atmosphere of somewhat strained relations between the Coalition partners but at a time of relative economic health.

Ministers are expected to agree a broad outline for Budget 2016, an event that will signal the countdown to the election. The Finance Minister, Michael Noonan has said that the Government will be in a position to introduce expansionary budgets between now and 2020, if it is deemed prudent to do so and, of course, if it has been re-elected and is in such a position.

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