Wednesday 22 February 2017

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

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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.

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