Saturday 20 January 2018

The stark reality of power and responsibility

With the 2012 Budget now less than two weeks away the Labour party needs to get real.

The Government of which it forms part needs to find spending cuts and tax increases amounting to at least €3.6bn on December 6.

This means that Finance Minister Michael Noonan will have no choice but to unveil a raft of painful but necessary measures when he delivers his first Budget speech on Tuesday week.

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