Constantin Gurdgiev: 2 key budget promises watered down by Finance Bill

Meanwhile, the worst specimen of the family will probably escape largely unscathed

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11/10/2016. Budget Day. L TO R. Fine Gael Minister for Public Expenditure Pascal O Donohue with Minister for Finance Michael Noonan pictured presenting the Budget outside Government Buildings this afternoon. Photo: Sam Boal/

From the pure PR perspective, Budget Day announcements are designed to excite core political constituencies. finance bills, to the contrary, serve the opposite purpose: the minor adjustments to the big ticket measures announced in the Budget, published in the Finance Bill are ...