Richard Colwell: Budget 2024 fails to deliver hoped-for bounce for government parties
Overriding feeling in the Business Post/Red C poll is that the budget didn't meet voters’ expectations
Earlier this month, the government announced a budget with a total spending package of €14 billion. One of the largest budgets seen in the history of the state, it included a reported average tax cut of €800 per person per year.
The resulting drop in support for the largest two government parties is surely not the response the government parties were hoping for from voters. In days gone by, a budget of this scale would ...