Thursday June 4, 2020

Budget rigmarole swallows up

The Government has made no suggestion that the money raised by the new tax will be ring-fenced for children’s health or education

12th October, 2017
'Little proof sugar tax will make a difference.'

There was definitely no whiskey in the chamber, no wife or partner on show and very little blood on the shiny new blue carpet in Dail Eireann. The annual Budget turned out to be a quiet affair, devoid of all earlier traditions and conducted calmly and briskly by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe – on his first outing in this job.

His junior minister Michael D’Arcy, called it a "cagey" budget, which could be ‘translated’ in...

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