Kevin Doyle: The big day arrives with lots of promise, but little loot
Published 10/10/2016 | 02:30
Cast your mind back to this week 12 months ago. Fine Gael and the Labour Party were delivering the last budget of their five-year term and hopes were high that after years of austerity it would be a 'giveaway'.
There was €1.5bn to play around with and the promise from the then government was that people would feel the benefit in their pockets.
That figure is at least €0.3bn more than Michael Noonan and Paschal Donohoe will have available to them tomorrow.