Monday 11 December 2017

This capital plan needs to arrive within budget

Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Taoiseach Enda Kenny


It was PJ O'Rourke who identified the delusion that government wastes vast amounts of money through inefficiency and sloth - acknowledging instead the elaborate planning required to waste vast amounts of public funds.

Thus, when a bulging envelope of €27bn in capital spending is bandied about in the run-up to an election, the thought 'handle with care' immediately springs to mind.

Mindful of such perceptions, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has reassuringly pledged: "I am not placing Ireland back in hock again."

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