Our initial Programme for Government made clear that its delivery was based on a growth rate of 4.5%. It was negotiated prior to the worst global downturn since the 1930s. Our review is about ensuring the Programme for Government reflects current economic realities.
Achievement of the goals set out in both documents, subject to resources, will provide the political basis of Government action, until we complete our term in 2012.
This Action Programme for the New Millennium outlines some of the main objectives of the new Government over key areas of public life for the next five years.
Programme of the Fianna Fail & Progressive Democrats partnership Government: Progress Report at end of year two
As Reviewed by Fianna Fáil and the Progressive Democrats in Government
Three Year Progress Report - July 2000
Four Year Progress Report
The mandate of the sovereign people is a great honour and a great opportunity. It brings with it great responsibility for public service. In the General Election for the 29th Dáil the people have renewed and strengthened the mandate of Fianna Fáil and the Progressive Democrats. The policy platforms of the two parties have been endorsed as a blueprint for our future.
One year ago the Irish people gave Fianna Fáil and the Progressive Democrats a renewed and an enhanced mandate for Government. We stood for election on a proud record. But our case to the people was based not on past achievements. It was based upon future plans. The mandate that the people gave is not for what we have done. It is for what we had yet to do.
This is the second annual report of the Government’s progress towards implementation of the Programme for Government. It is the seventh successive report since Fianna Fáil and the Progressive Democrats agreed their first programme for Government in 1997. The purpose of this report is to state factually the position in relation to each commitment given in our Programme at the end of this, the second of the five years of our mandate from the people.