Budget 2015: Politics of economic adjustment

Political demands, as ever, are shaping the budget. Here are ten of the most pressing issues that must be resolved before the big day.

12th October, 2014

It has been dubbed as the first recovery budget, after years of austerity.

Government backbenchers have been promised a package of measures, including tax cuts and more social housing, which will form “Re-election Budget Part One”.

But before Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin and Finance Minister Michael Noonan can stand up to deliver Budget 2015 in the Dáil on Tuesday afternoon, there are several tricky issues that they have to resolve. Here are...

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