Thursday October 22, 2020

An additional Friday and a tech start-up fund: what you may have missed in the Budget

A 53rd Friday in 2021 will cost the state €185 million — this and other nuggets which went under the radar yesterday are explained here

Killian Woods

Business reporter

14th October, 2020
Budget 2021 has been prepared on the basis that we will be dealing with a no-deal Brexit next year. Photo: Eamonn Farrell/

The budget speeches delivered yesterday in the Convention Centre Dublin lasted a combined 90 minutes. Both Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath spoke for 45 minutes each.

Despite the long addresses to the Oireachtas, however, they barely scratched the surface of Budget 2021.

On budget day, dozens of documents are released by the government packed with additional nuggets of information that ministers don’t tend to mention on budget day. Here...

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