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Niall Carson/PA Wire Hopeful: The Taoiseach and Tánaiste at Leinster House last December.
# One Year In
How has the Government REALLY done in its first year? This is how. has drafted its own indepth report card on what Fine Gael and Labour did, and didn’t, do in 20 areas of policy over the past 12 months.

THIS WEEK, TAOISEACH Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore reported on their coalition’s progress in government over the last 12 months.

The full report outlines its “commitments delivered” since it stepped into power on this day last year. has prepared its own analysis of what Fine Gael and Labour promised…

  • On the 2011 general election campaign trail
  • In the joint Programme for Government in March 2011

… And what they have actually delivered – and not delivered – since the 31st Dáil first sat on 9 March 2011.

We have broken the report into 20 key areas. Simply click on a link to read what’s happened in that area:

  1. Health service
  2. Education
  3. Children
  4. Housing – from distressed mortgages to homelessness
  5. Banking and the IMF/EU deal
  6. Jobs
  7. Justice and law reform
  8. Political reform
  9. Public sector reform
  10. Constitutional reform
  11. Social welfare
  12. Transport
  13. Disability and carers
  14. SMEs and credit for business
  15. Agriculture
  16. Climate change policy
  17. Tourism
  18. Energy and environment
  19. Foreign affairs and approach to Europe
  20. Communications and technology

Reporting by Christine Bohan, Gavan Reilly, Susan Ryan, Hugh O’Connell, Jennifer Wade, Michael Freeman, Sinéad O’Carroll, Aoife Barry.

Is there another issue, not listed here, where you think the Government has made real progress – or needs to? Tell us in the comments section below.

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