Budget 2018: An approach with caution

This year’s budget was one informed by past mistakes and future fears about Brexit

15th October, 2017

Budget 2018 is the third post-austerity budget in a row. Further detailed measures will be included in the Finance Bill, which is due to be published this Thursday.

Ireland’s economic recovery has been remarkably impressive. The economy is now enjoying robust economic growth with almost full employment and an end to government borrowing is in sight.

This year’s budget is cautious in nature. The policy of maintaining discipline in the management of the national...

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