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Budget 2014 must build on signs of economic turnaround

Businesses see some hopeful signs - but more tax on commerce would damage confidence.

12th October, 2013

Since the economic crash in 2007, Irish governments have had the unenviable task of applying serious cuts at every budget.

Like a surgeon dealing with a rapidly-spreading disease, successive ministers of finance have had little option but to wield the knife and remove problems that had been allowed to develop. A bubble culture developed in the late 2000s to the point where when it burst we had no option but to expose the patient to harm...

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