IRELAND: The Taoiseach and the Tánaiste have said that over 60 percent of items on the Programme for Government have already been achieved or are at an advanced stage.
During today’s speech that marked the Coalition Government’s third year in office the Taoiseach said: “The credit belongs to the Irish people for their sacrifice and patience as we put Ireland on the road to recovery”.
Speaking at the press conference outside Government Buildings, Enda Kenny rejected suggestions that the Government was over-estimating the extent of their good work done so far and stated that ministers will continue with a "relentless focus on job creation”.
He said that as new jobs are created in todays economy, we have to ensure that those who lost jobs and suffered most are not left behind in the recovery.
Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore added that the Government will make easing fear and pressure on families a top priority this year.
“For too long in our country, people have been living with a fear of the future. Fear for their families’ future. Our focus in 2014 is ensuring that nothing puts recovery at risk, and in making the choices that ensure people can plan for the future again, with hope.”
Fianna Fail (FF) spokesperson on finance, Michael McGrath said that although FF recognised that progress had been made, the Government had a lot more to do to make things better and stem the continuing emigration from the country.
The full text of today’s speech is available at the following link.
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