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Ireland "On Right Track" Ahead Of Budget

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8:12 AM - 6 Oct 2019



The Taoiseach has told his party's Presidential Dinner that Ireland is on the 'right track' as we head towards next week's budget.

Speaking in Dublin last night, he said we have a strong economy, full employment and rising incomes.

On Brexit he says the Government wants a deal - but not at any cost.

On the General Election - he told his party he believes they can win.

 

This was Leo Varadkar's 3rd Presidential Dinner as Fine Gael leader - and the final one before the next General Election.

By then he said, the Government would have either secured a Brexit Deal or, if not, would have guided the country through the worst of a No Deal. scenario.

He said the country was on the right track, and the party had the best team and the best plans.

He said Fine Gael stands for something - while Fianna Fail stands for everything making promises to everyone, everywhere, without solutions or policies.

He pointed to The Green Party's Tweets about repopulating rural Ireland - with wolves - saying he thought their experience of government with Fianna Fáil would have warned them off dangerous predators..... then added that he'd sooner back the wolves than let Sinn Fein into Government.

On the Budget and Brexit - the Taoiseach said the Government has a twin-track approach - to get a deal..... and if that's not possible, to use a prudent budget to get the country through - while protecting peace on our island, and our place in the Single Market.



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