Wednesday September 23, 2020

FF’s Michael McGrath weighs up budget options for October with Covid and Brexit in mind

The Minister for Public Expenditure is preparing his first-ever budget in uniquely difficult times, working in conjunction with Fine Gael’s old-hand Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

13th September, 2020
Michael McGrath, Minister for Public Expenditure: ‘We need to provide the support the people need to get them through this period.’ Photo: Fergal Phillips

Michael McGrath would go through a very similar routine every winter for the past nine years. As Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesman, he would have to stand up in the Dáil to criticise the flaws of the latest government’s budget.

Now, as the new Minister for Public Expenditure, he is finally getting a chance to deliver a budget of his own, in conjunction of course, with Paschal Donohoe,...

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