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What Mr Howlin said - Spring statement press conference: ‘You ask whether we should have another National Pension Reserve Fund. Bluntly, I think that would be a good thing. Michael (Noonan), obviously we will have to consider that. But over time, both of us would agree, the restoration of a Pension Reserve Fund would be a good idea, but when we are in a position to do it.”

What Mr Howlin said - Spring statement press conference: ‘You ask whether we should have another National Pension Reserve Fund. Bluntly, I think that would be a good thing. Michael (Noonan), obviously we will have to consider that. But over time, both of us would agree, the restoration of a Pension Reserve Fund would be a good idea, but when we are in a position to do it.”

What Mr Howlin said - Spring statement press conference: ‘You ask whether we should have another National Pension Reserve Fund. Bluntly, I think that would be a good thing. Michael (Noonan), obviously we will have to consider that. But over time, both of us would agree, the restoration of a Pension Reserve Fund would be a good idea, but when we are in a position to do it.”

The courting of the electorate in advance of the general election begins in earnest in September, with the publication of the Government's much-anticipated Capital Plan.

Senior government figures believe the plan, which will be presented as a multi-billion euro war chest, provides a crucial opportunity to get the electorate back on message.


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