Fine Gael: Emergency Budget already a disaster

The Fine Gael leader has said the formation of next Tuesday's emergency Budget is already a disaster.

Enda Kenny said the Government has no real understanding of the difficulties facing ordinary people as a result of the economic downturn.

Speaking to the media in Citywest at the party's Árd Fheis, ahead of his leaders' address tonight, Mr Kenny said his party has the hunger and ideas to get the country back on track.

Fine Gael have also said that the Government is doing all it can to prevent unemployed people from starting new businesses and creating jobs.

The Party said people can only access the Back to Work Allowance if they remain out of a job for two years.

Delegates have been told that if the Party get back into Government, everything will be done to get unemployed people back to work as soon as possible.

Spokesperson on Social and Family Affairs, Olwyn Enright, said Government policy in this area just does not make sense.

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