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SBP editorial: A cautious budget is vital as €200 billion debt hangs over us

7th October, 2018

Budget 2019 is almost upon us. It is yet again a test of political nerve, ten years on from the crash. The fact that there are multiple actors involved – Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, the Independent Alliance, independent ministers and independent TDs – means there is pressure to deliver something for all of them.

It is also the final budget of the three-year confidence and supply agreement, which means that a general election in...

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