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Tuesday 20 November 2018

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Michael Noonan presents Budget 2015. This year’s version is back to that ‘dratted fiscal space’

Even a generous Budget may not be enough for this Dáil 

THIS will be a Budget like no other - irrespective of who gets it through, or when exactly. Not even 1981-82, when there were three Budgets, from different governments, will quite compare. It is all about politics, then and now. The minority administrations of Charles Haughey and Garrett FitzGerald failed in efforts to get TDs who were not in the government to support their Budgets. Now, the efforts concentrate on Independents who are inside the Cabinet tent.