Monday 19 February 2018

Budget 2017: The biggest Budget bloopers in recent Irish history revealed

John Downing and Donal Corkery

An extra tax on children's shoes, so-called 'tax individualisation' and the 'grey revolution' - there have been quite a few Budget blunders over the years.

There is pressure on the Finance Minister to keep everyone happy, as well as keeping the books black, but sometimes it doesn't all quite go to plan.

Finance Ministers John Bruton, Charlie McCreevy and Brian Lenihan have all been involved in some big Budget back-tracks.

With days to go until Budget 2017, here are some of the biggest Budget Bloopers in recent Irish history.

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