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#OurFuture - Labour's Alternative budget

Posted on October 05, 2017

We have made clear that we don't believe there is enough space for any tax cuts in this Budget. Instead, we have argued for the construction of 5,000 public homes, and the funding of Sláintecare (a new national strategy to build our public healthcare system) as the central points of our proposals.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are having a phoney war over tax cuts that will amount to between €2 and €4 per week for middle-income families. We have said that cutting school costs, reducing college fees by €1,000 next year, eliminating hospital inpatient charges, and increasing the public subsidy of childcare would save families a lot more


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Have you no shame after what you have done to this country, Gilmore tells Cowen

Posted on November 30, 2010

Eamon Gilmore TD, Leader of the Labour Party told the Taoiseach he had no shame when questioning Cowen about the EU/IMF bailout during Leaders' Questions this afternoon.

"You have no shame after what you have done to this country to stand up here on the day you come back with a lousy deal like that," Eamon told the House. He added the Government did not have the "credibility or the authority or ability to negotiate a decent honourable deal".

He said that deal was a "sell-out of the country" and demanded the deal be ratified by the House.

"I have one question for the Taoiseach. Will he put the agreement to this House for its approval or rejection?

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