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Report highlights incompetence of outgoing Government - Doherty

1 March, 2011 - by Pearse Doherty TD


Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson has said that a report published today indicating that the outgoing Government repeatedly ignored warnings from the Department of Finance in relation to budgetary policy requires a radical change in the Government approach to Budget formulation.

Doherty said:

“Fianna Fáil’s catastrophic economic mismanagement of the economy, which has led to the current economic crisis is well documented at this stage and the electorate passed judgment on their record last Friday.

“However, the fact that the Government continuously ignored warnings from the Department of Finance in relation to the looming economic catastrophe requires a change to the process of Budget Formulation. Had these reports or briefings been given to opposition parties like Sinn Féin the current crisis could have been avoided. I would call on the new Government to ensure that such briefings are in future provided to opposition parties as well as Government.” ENDS

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