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Fianna Fáil’s manifesto deception puts jobs and the recovery at risk

Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, today (Thursday), exposed Fianna Fáil’s attempt to deceive the Irish people with their manifesto.

Today Fine Gael published an analysis of the Fianna Fáil manifesto that exposed a black hole of €1.24 billion in its election promises.

Minister Noonan said, “Fianna Fáil want voters to think they’ve changed since they crashed the economy and destroyed 300,000 jobs.

“However they have been caught out trying to hide the cost of their spending promises by not making any provision for their commitment to increase public service pay.

“This reckless approach to politics will put jobs and our recovery at risk.

“The Irish people have worked too hard and sacrificed too much to hand power back to the same old Fianna Fáil. They still cannot be trusted to manage the economy on behalf of the Irish people.

“Fianna Fáil now need to admit that all their election promises are based on a lie and explain honestly how they intend to fund all their spending commitments.”