Budget 2023

Brian Keegan: The three mistakes the government avoided in Budget 2023

Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath have managed a careful balancing act, but the capacity issues that have caused problems in many sectors remain

The measures announced by Michael McGrath and Paschal Donohoe should not disrupt the tax base.

Like the last two budgets, this one was a response to a crisis. Instead of the pandemic, however, it sought to address a cost of living crisis created largely externally.

Introducing significant fiscal initiatives can be tricky, as the UK government has learned in recent days. This Irish budget, however, has a good chance of keeping the national finances stable while improving the lot of most citizens.

Paschal Donohoe, the Finance Minister, and Michael McGrath, ...