Wednesday 7 December 2016

Noonan must repulse demands from alien fiscal space invaders

Published 08/10/2016 | 02:30

The late former finance minister Brian Lenihan outside the department - 'we have had a rough passage since he and Michael Noonan started handing out the hairshirts' Photo: Mark Condren
The late former finance minister Brian Lenihan outside the department - 'we have had a rough passage since he and Michael Noonan started handing out the hairshirts' Photo: Mark Condren

With so many demands on the public purse, only an ambidextrous octopus could juggle all the figures to give everyone what they want in Budget 2017.

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After six years of wage stagnation and cuts, there are inflated expectations which will have to be managed.

The first thing Finance Minister Michael Noonan has to do is to see off the requests from the alien fiscal space invaders whose demands are out of this world.

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