Ian Guider: Budget does too little to meet the enormous challenges we face

Budget 2022 doled out a small amount of money to everyone and everything, and not enough to those most in need of it

Coming out of the economic crisis induced by the pandemic, with the public finances in the red to the tune of €21.5 billion for 2020 and 2021, there was never going to be enough money to please anyone, let alone everyone. Picture: RollingNews.ie

How was Budget 2022 for you? If you happen to be planning on brewing craft cider or developing an internationally successful video game, then you were one of the big winners of the past week.

Two paragraphs of the speech delivered by Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Finance, were devoted to the excise relief that craft cider makers can now claim. A further four went on explaining the new tax relief for those developing video ...