Jerome Reilly : The ghosts of budgets past are still haunting us
Published 02/12/2012 | 05:00
It might be masochistic but Jerome Reilly recalls the heady days of McCreevy, Quinn and their surpluses
Ruairi Quinn was in lighthearted mood and his party colleagues were lapping it up.
As the then Minister for Finance delivered the Budget speech on January 22, 1997, there wasn't a dry seat on the Labour side of the house as Mr Quinn doled out the Budget goodies along with the gags.