Coalition partners are looking at CSO figures in very different ways, writes Fionnan Sheahan
MICHAEL Noonan was playing down any prospect of an easing of the Budget on the back of the CSO figures on the steps of the Department of Finance yesterday.
Dampening expectations of an easier ride come October, Mr Noonan said it is still going to be "very difficult".
"The figures are more or less in line with expectations. There's still a very difficult Budget coming," he said.