Celtic Tiger shows its teeth once more
• The greatest trick the Celtic Tiger ever pulled was to convince the Irish public that it disappeared. It has not. As the old adage goes, 'They do it with smoke and mirrors, you know.'
Child benefit to be cut by €10, but not a cent to be touched from Mr Kenny's €200,000 annual salary.
Medical card subscriptions to triple, but not a cent to be touched from Mr Gilmore's €184,405 annual salary.