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Budget 2016: Is it wise economically, and will it work politically?

The giveaway in today’s budget reflects the dramatic turnaround of the country’s economic fortunes in the past five years

12th October, 2015
Political Editor Pat leahy

So that’s it then. Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin have unveiled their last budget of the current Dail. They hope it will secure the opportunity to deliver another this time next year. Like all budgets, it faces two tests: is it wise economically, and will it work politically?

Judgment on these two questions will not be available immediately. But we can say some things with certainty: it is a stimulatory budget in an...

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