Thursday 8 December 2016

Brendan Keenan: Budget focus on PRSI fund raises question : does it make sense?

Published 13/12/2012 | 05:00

IT seems a long time ago, but the standard cartoon of the Minister for Finance on Budget Day used to have him dressed as Santa Claus.

  • Go To

Ridiculous – although in one shop I saw a version on a card which combined Mr Noonan dressed as Santa while holding the Grim Reaper's scythe. A sign read, 'Reduced to €1.50', which perhaps says it all.

Yet there was something Christmassy about the Budget. You know: old faces one hasn't seen for ages come around and make their presence felt – many of whom one wishes had not turned up at all.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Read More

Don't Miss

Editor's Choice