Published 24/11/2011 | 05:00
•The announcements made yesterday in relation to the series of cuts and charges being considered by Government are alarming.
In honouring the commitment in the programme for government to "act speedily to reduce costs", Government must ensure that cuts do not have a detrimental impact on the most vulnerable.
This Government was elected partly because of its rejection of the idea "that society should be divided into the haves and have nots". It promised to treat all citizens equally, and to put an end to the two-tier health system.