Analysis: Is spread of spending too thin to deliver substantive change?

The Taoiseach insisted last week that the budget would not have ‘something for everyone in the audience’ — but the opposite seems to be true

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
12th October, 2021
Analysis: Is spread of spending too thin to deliver substantive change?
Michael McGrath said that since the pandemic the priority for people is ‘quality of life, our health, our home, our environment, and things we perhaps at times took for granted.’ Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Michael McGrath said the pandemic had altered the value placed on quality of life by Irish people, as he delivered his second budget as Minister for Public Expenditure.

“For people right across the country, as we emerge from the pandemic, the priority is quality of life, our health, our home, our environment, and things we perhaps at times took for granted, but have now come to value even more,” the Fianna Fáil minister said at...

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