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Budget is different to the bank bailout - most of our economy has been thrown a life vest

Dan O'Brien


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Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe arriving at Government Buildings in Dublin on Tuesday before outlining details of Ireland’s next budget (Julien Behal/PA)

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe arriving at Government Buildings in Dublin on Tuesday before outlining details of Ireland’s next budget (Julien Behal/PA)

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe arriving at Government Buildings in Dublin on Tuesday before outlining details of Ireland’s next budget (Julien Behal/PA)

Unprecedented. Much like the year in which we live, the Government's Budget for next year is unprecedented.

Traditionally in Ireland, governments spend big during booms. They slam on the brakes when crashes come.


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