Saturday 10 December 2016

Budget was all about power, not about rewarding the taxpayers for their sacrifices in the austerity years

Published 12/10/2016 | 02:30

While economic turmoil may have abated in Ireland, the political chaos that transpired in the wake of the General Election was on full show yesterday as Budget 2017 was revealed in all of its gruesome glory.

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In this first budgetary outing of the minority Government, Finance Minister Michael Noonan promised to "keep faith" with the prudent policies pursued in the past five years.

The story fell apart in stages.

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