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
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, ...