Labour's Burton criticises new programme for Government

Former Tanaiste unimpressed with lack of clarity over policy

Labour's Burton criticises new programme for Government

New Tánaiste Joan Burton pictured with Taoiseach Enda Kenny in 2013

The Labour leader Joan Burton, says she's disappointed with the lack of clarity in the new Programme for Government.

The former Tánaiste indicated that she wasn't overly impressed with the new government's plans, considering it took 70 days to put them together:

However, the Labour TD did welcome the inclusion of measures to deal with the homeless crisis.

"The previous programme for Government was agreed within six days ... with the international institutions breathing down our neck.

"Given the time that was put into [the new Programme for Government] I'm kind of disappointed at the vagueness at a lot of the outcome."