Friday 17 November 2017

Coalition big freeze shows no signs of thawing after bitter Budget

Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

In a symbolic sign of the pettiness between the two parties, Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin posed for separate Budget day photograph sessions on the steps of Government Buildings.

The ministers were making consecutive speeches in the Dail an hour later, delivering the tax and spending elements of Budget 2013.

It was planned that the Finance Minister and Public Spending Minister would stand together for the traditional snap of the minister with the Budget speech.

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