Down Memory Lane in Longford: Politicians to blame for financial chaos'

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The fact that the public finances got out of control was the fault of the politicians and no one else and they must be accountable for their actions, the secretary of Longford and District Trades Council, Hugh Keane said at the AGM on Monday.

He told delegates that as the year began they were told “there was a better way” and following the cutbacks in the previous years people unfortunately believed this. 90% of deputies in Dail Eireann belonged to right wing parties who do not favour the working class.