Irish Dail Debate on Budget
Irish Finance Minister presented the new budget in a speech before members of the Irish Dail. He outlined the government’s plan… read more
Irish Finance Minister presented the new budget in a speech before members of the Irish Dail. He outlined the government’s plan to restore and renew the Irish economy by stabilizing public finances, restoring banking system, global competitiveness, protecting jobs, gaining economic confidence and restoring Ireland’s reputation abroad. His remarks were interrupted several times by members who disagreed with the new budget plan.
Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen addressed members in Leaders' Questions. During this session, members asked the PM questions on the budget laid out by the Finance Minister the previous day. Leader of the Opposition, Enda Kenny challenged the PM on the budget, calling it one of the “biggest smash-and-grab raids on middle income families.” close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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