Preparing the economy for the best and worst Brexit outcomes

Preparing the economy for the best and worst Brexit outcomes
Brexit talks loom large over Budget. Pic: Getty

Finance minister Paschal Donohoe devoted a fair chunk of his spending initiatives to money allocated to mitigating the worst effects of Brexit on the economy

With less than six months to go and the outcome of negotiations still up in the air, Brexit was always going to loom large over the budget. Reiterating last year’s speech that Britain’s departure from the EU represented the biggest “political, economic and diplomatic challenge of our generation”, finance minister Paschal Donohoe devoted a fair chunk of his spending initiatives to money allocated to mitigating the worst effects of Brexit on the economy.

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