Saturday 18 November 2017

In pictures: Budget day down through the years

Ray MacSharry, Minister for Finance, holds aloft the Budget Bag.
Ray MacSharry, Minister for Finance, holds aloft the Budget Bag. "Mac the Knife" delivered a tough budget. Fiscal rectitude was the phrase of the day. The budget targeted the public service, imposing a pay freeze and an embargo on recruitment. It put an end to a number of housing grants, and travellers who left the country for less than 48 hours were no longer entitled to duty-free goods. A £10 charge for hospital outpatients was also introduced. April 1987
Finance Minister Michael Noonan pictured with Budget 2016
Minister for Finance Charlie McCreevy pictured today his office holding up his budget speech contained on a disc inside a transparent briefcase
Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin and Finance Minister Michael Noonan pose with Budget 2016 outside the Dail. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Finance Minister Brian Cowen pictured on Budget Day at the Department of Finance on December 5 2007
Charlie McCreevy, then Minister for Finance in 2001
Charlie McCreevy, then Minister for Finance in 2001 Photo: Tom Burke
Stills from the Dail on the afternoon of Budget 2011 Finance Minsiter Brian Lenihan.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Government Buildings as he gave a live televised address to the nation on Budget 2012 .
Minister for Finance Michael Noonan TD at the the steps of Government Buildings prior to delivering Budget 2013
Budget 2008 is launched by Finance Minister Brian Cowen, with wife Mary and daughters Sinead, 16, and Maedhbh, 9, at a photocall in the Department of Finance
Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan TD during the announcement of Budget 2009 at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan TD delivers the Budget 2010 live from Leinster House shown on a bank of televisions in D. I. D Electrical, Lucan, Co. Dublin.
Finance Minister Alan Dukes,TD with his Budget Bag on Budget Day 29 January 1986.

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