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    In a savage attack, Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny said he had lost all trust in Taoiseach Brian Cowen and his ability to reveal the true extent of the problem facing the country.

    The Opposition leader ratcheted up pressure on Mr Cowen by demanding the Exchequer figures are independently checked ahead of the Budget.
    Not only was the economy being destroyed, but the Government were “wilfully concealing the truth of the extent of that destruction from the Irish people in what amounts to a national catastrophe,” Mr Kenny said.
    In the Dáil the Taoiseach defended the Government’s handling of the economy, claiming its actions had stabilised the public finances..
    Government accused of covering up true financial damage | BreakingNews.ie

    I think an independent investigation of the country's finances should take place prior to any agreement by the opposition on a budget. Question remains, is the government releasing all the information they have or only bits of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulster-Lad View Post
    Government accused of covering up true financial damage | BreakingNews.ie

    I think an independent investigation of the country's finances should take place prior to any agreement by the opposition on a budget. Question remains, is the government releasing all the information they have or only bits of it?
    FF would never cover anything up.They are so honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broke View Post
    FF would never cover anything up.They are so honest.
    +1

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    Why was there no mention of this on RTE 9 o clock news?

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    The government never covered anything up. The cost of the cuts/bailouts only gets added when another of their mates turns up and says he needs a 2 billion euro digout for a couple of flats in Limerick.

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    and on the same day the EU said that laws might be needed to ensure that statistics are correct

    The best way to ensure European statistics are robust is to enshrine a minimum set of standards in law, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet said on Tuesday.

    "There should be mechanisms to ensure that governance and quality provisions laid down in the European statistics code of practice of the ESS (European Statistical System) are fully adhered to," Trichet said at an ECB statistics conference.

    "This is best achieved by reinforcing the binding nature of the European statistics Code of Practice and enshrining its minimum standards, in particular on professional independence, in a European legal act."
    Trichet-Statistics standards should be made law | Reuters
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    Quote Originally Posted by shannonBlueShirt View Post
    Why was there no mention of this on RTE 9 o clock news?
    The government's propaganda broadcaster, I don't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulster-Lad View Post
    Government accused of covering up true financial damage | BreakingNews.ie

    I think an independent investigation of the country's finances should take place prior to any agreement by the opposition on a budget. Question remains, is the government releasing all the information they have or only bits of it?
    OK you deserve an answer, the country is run by imbeciles who really mean it.

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    Paul Gogarty on RTE radio tonight agreed that the government is withholding information. Equally he said that it was good that the opposition gave the bad news because the public need to be badly scared!!

    He and the rest of this government are, by his admission, guilty of lying and deception.

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    Enda is a bit slow, methinks
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