Govt to look back on two years at helm, and forward to job creation and mortgage debt measures

Govt to look back on two years at helm, and forward to job creation and mortgage debt measures

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste will outline today how they plan to tackle job creation and the mortgage arrears crisis in the next year.

Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore will also outline progress on the programme for Government, to mark two years of the coalition.

The Fine Gael and Labour leaders are keen not to engage in a back-slapping exercise according to a spokesperson.

However, their planned event today is titled "The Plan Is Working" and they are planning a similar twitter hashtag.

They will outline successes, particularly the promissory note deal and plans to make our bailout debts more sustainable, but will have to admit slow progress in other areas, such as reform in health.

Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore will be keen to look ahead and are expected to signal new policies to be implemented to deal with the high numbers who cannot find a job, and the growing group of people who cannot pay their mortgages.

More in this Section

Contractors told they had two weeks to leave IrelandContractors told they had two weeks to leave Ireland

Man, 70s, dies after getting into difficulty swimming in Galway beachMan, 70s, dies after getting into difficulty swimming in Galway beach

Irish man dies after incident in New YorkIrish man dies after incident in New York

Portuguese fishing boat detained until €150k bond paidPortuguese fishing boat detained until €150k bond paid


Lifestyle

These green pancakes are topped with avocado, tomato and cottage cheese.How to make Jamie Oliver’s super spinach pancakes

Who else can pull off a look described as a ‘hip-hop Michelin woman’?As her new EP drops, this is why there will never be a style icon quite like Missy Elliott

The classic white-tipped look is once again in favour, and celebs are loving it.The French manicure is back – 5 modern ways to try the trend

The A-Listers hiding in plain sight: As Rihanna is spotted at the cricket, who are the celebs who have been living under our noses in Ireland? Ed Power reports.Celebs in plain sight: The A-Listers living under our noses in Ireland

More From The Irish Examiner