Tuesday 20 March 2018

Brendan Keenan: We may be on course but worrying trends remain

If the economy is not as bad as had been expected, then government finances ought to have been better than expected -- and they are not

'I AM playing all the right notes" -- comedian Eric Morecambe famously said to conductor Andre Previn after a disastrous foray on the piano -- "but not necessarily in the right order".

The Department of Finance is playing all the right notes in terms of the state of the public finances half-way through this critical year.

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