Revised prog for govt no blueprint for national recovery: plan for survival of FF and Greens

Ireland“… Some of the Green demands have been abandoned altogether, such as the demand for a single tier health system or an additional tax rate. Others have been watered down to such an extent as to be virtually meaningless. For instance while there is a commitment not to reintroduce third level fees, Fianna Fail has made it clear that they intend to force students and their families to pay for third level education – fees will now simply be reintroduced by the back door, using a different term …” (more)

[Joan Burton TD, Labour Party Blog, 10 October]

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