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Radical programme for government will make staying the course difficult for parties

Philip Ryan


   

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Leinster House (Stock)

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Just as the shiny new programme for government landed in the inboxes of his TDs, Leo Varadkar noted that cynics may describe the document as a "recipe for indecision".

The soon-to-be Tánaiste was referring to the amount of reviews, commissions and citizen assemblies the programme commits to establishing to deal with issues on which the parties could not reach agreement.

There is a lot of can-kicking in the final document, signed off on by the leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party.