Fine Gael has said it will launch an inquiry into the controversial Poolbeg incinerator if the party is involved in the next government.The Sunday Business Post has also learned that the next government will face a €30 million hole in the budget provision for its environment department if it does not introduce legislation, along the lines proposed by John Gormley, to pave the way for higher levies on landfill and incineration.This is a further blow to the viability of the proposed incinerator at Poolbeg.Fine Gael’s environment spokesman, Phil Hogan, said the inquiry would ...
In a day overshadowed by the debate about TV debates, Fine Gael launched its banking policy.
It said it would shut down Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide building society by the end of the year.
The party also pledges to increase mortgage interest relief for those in negative equity to help them save up to €166 a month. It would also cut bank costs to avoid interest rate hikes.
Finance spokesman Michael Noonan said the plan would bring the sector "back from the brink" and stimulate economic recovery. Whilst at the same time help those who bought houses from ...
Fine Gael leader, Enda Kenny
Those in the running to be Ireland’s next Prime Minister or Taoiseach after the election on Feb. 25 are gathering for the first television debate of the season.
The first of the “leaders debates” will be shown on commercial television station TV3 on Tuesday. At least one more is expected to be broadcast on state broadcaster RTE.
You can watch it on TV3.ie on Feb. 8 at 2000 GMT. Everything will be up for discussion: bondholders, bailouts and banks, Ireland’s corporate tax and job creation.
Micheal Martin, the leader of the ...