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Saturday 18 August 2018

Begg attacks austerity

ATTEMPTS to meet the 3pc deficit target by 2014 are "economically self-defeating and almost certain to thwart a return to growth", according to Irish Congress of Trade Unions General Secretary David Begg.

Mr Begg branded the austerity programme of the outgoing Government as a "total failure that had caused enormous economic damage and cost us thousands of jobs." He said that a continuation of the same austerity policies by a new Government would have the same disastrous results.

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