Dáil debates

Friday, 10 December 2010

Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (No. 2) Bill 2010: Second Stage (Resumed)

 

10:30 am

Photo of Brian Lenihan JnrBrian Lenihan Jnr (Minister, Department of Finance; Dublin West, Fianna Fail)

Members must accept that this is no longer sustainable, given the economic crisis which has pushed unemployment to new levels. The policies introduced in the boom years, which contributed a great deal to pushing up the cost of employment and reducing Ireland's competitiveness, cannot be maintained. We have to change our approach and tailor what we do to the new economic realities to create more employment. I am sure Deputies will have seen the recent reports-----

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