Gilmore: Govt attempting to commit Opposition to cuts and tax hikes

Gilmore: Govt attempting to commit Opposition to cuts and tax hikes
Labour leader Eamon Gilmore

Opposition parties have accused the Government of attempting to lock them into a four-year plan for cuts and tax increases to reduce the deficit in the public finances.

Labour leader Eamon Gilmore said that while opposition parties agree on targets for reducing the deficit - they do not agree on the method for achieving that reduction.

In the Dáil Mr Gilmore said the Government must acknowledge that if opposition parties form the next Government they will stick to the targets agreed with the European Commission.

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