Saturday September 19, 2020

‘Very significant’ national recovery fund to be part of next month’s budget

‘We’re not going to cut our way through this economic crisis,’ insists Michael McGrath, the Minister for Public expenditure

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

13th September, 2020
Michael McGrath, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: ‘priority to support the economy’. Picture: Fergal Phillips

A “very significant” national recovery fund will be included in next month’s budget to combat the twin threats of Covid-19 and Brexit, Michael McGrath has said.

Preparations are ongoing in government for the publication of the budget on Tuesday October 13 at a time when the state is expected to run up a €30 billion deficit this year.

In an interview with the Business Post, the Minister for Public Expenditure said...

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