Regan, Eugene

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 190 No. 5

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Order of Business.

Hear, hear.More Button

We have had a number of attempts to have a debate on the economy in this House. When we discussed the economy the Leader and his colleagues generally referred to the past ten years and the level of g...More Button

——and inflation of——More Button

The other side must face the facts——More Button

It must face the facts. That Government left inflation of 1.5% with a growth rate of 7.8% and an increase in productivity that has not been excelled since then. Damage has been done to the national...More Button

——growth and inflation. That has all been undone. The reality is that this is the price for incompetent Government. More Button

As Minister for Finance, Deputy Brian Cowen was warned about the effects of his expenditure plans on——-More Button

I believe it is important because the message has not got across that we must debate this issue and not revert to the standard denials as Senator MacSharry attempted to do. The reality is that we lef...More Button

——in 1997 and it has been blown. The proof is with the ESRI.More Button

In conclusion, it is the primary responsibility of the Government to manage the public finances. It cannot do everything but it has a responsibility to manage that area. When we see a budget surplus...More Button

——the Taoiseach, Deputy Cowen, and this Government have failed. The important question is whether the Government will start by reversing its own ministerial salary increases. That would be a first a...More Button

They were misled.More Button

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

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