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Optimistic: Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said work still needs to be done

Optimistic: Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said work still needs to be done

Optimistic: Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said work still needs to be done

A drive to reduce insurance costs and compensation payouts will be in the new coalition government's plan.

But there are still major difficulties over carbon emissions and the pension age in the talks between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party. The ending of direct provision for refugees and addressing the budget deficit are also areas of disagreement.

The precise role of the new agency using State-owned land to build housing is also still not resolved.