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Fine Gael Manifesto Foreword by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D.
Thanks to the hard work and resilience of the Irish people, our economy is now recovering. While the economic recovery remains fragile and cannot be taken for granted, we now have it in our grasp to make Ireland a country where our people can once again prosper, work, start a business, raise a family and grow old with dignity.
Fine Gael’s promise is to give our people the solid foundation on which they can build their lives – no more boom and bust, no more reckless waste of taxpayers’ money, no more sense of a crisis. Our Long Term Economic Plan offers our people the stability and certainty needed to keep the recovery going.
It has three steps:
- More and Better Jobs
- Making Work Pay
- Investing in Better Services
By keeping the recovery going, the aim of our Plan is that by 2022 – the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the State – Ireland will be a country which:
- Makes a job available to everyone who wants one
- Gives every family the supports needed to escape from poverty
- Has brought home at least 70,000 of our friends and family forced to leave because of the crisis
- Gives every child an equal opportunity in life by providing the health, education and family services they need.
Fine Gael has learnt from the mistakes made by previous governments – we know that only a strong economy that supports people at work can pay for the services needed for a just society.
We are determined not to let Ireland go back – not to those who wrecked our economy in the rst place, and not to those who would kill jobs with new taxes on work. In an uncertain world, our Long Term Economic Plan will reinforce Ireland’s position as a pro- jobs and pro-family country of stability, growth and opportunity for all.
My commitment to you is to keep it that way.
Together with the Irish people, Fine Gael will keep the recovery going.
Enda Kenny TD