- Oct 26, 2006
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?