Economics

Ian Guider: Politicians don’t want budgetary watchdog ‘gloomsters’ spoiling the boom party

Irish Fiscal Advisory Council warnings on lavish tax cuts and spending increases are hard to reconcile with what’s actually happening on the ground

Michael McGrath and Paschal Donohoe: any potential budget splurge is limited by IFAC’s advice to the government to stick to its spending rules. Picture: Rollingnews