Tuesday 12 December 2017

FG's proposals for savings lack the Ring of truth

Fine Gael finance spokesman Michael Noonan arrives for a briefing by Department of Finance officials yesterday
Fine Gael finance spokesman Michael Noonan arrives for a briefing by Department of Finance officials yesterday

Fionnan Sheahan Political Editor

IT WAS bad enough when Eamon Gilmore and the Labour Party were at it: talking out of both sides of their mouths, telling people tough decisions had to be made but not specifying what had to be done or what they would do.

However, when Fine Gael start at it, it's more disappointing as the party is supposed to take its responsibilities a bit more seriously.

The main opposition party's spokesman on social welfare wants the Government to announce now -- six weeks out from budget day -- what benefits will be cut.

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