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Budget 2016: The trademark budget night protests are nowhere to be seen

Pat Leahy says a “quizzical calm” has descended on Leinster House this evening

12th October, 2015
Empty streets

I’ve just come from Leinster House where the barriers are being stacked away because the budget night protests which had become a feature in recent years have this year failed to materialise.

During the golden age of the Bert, the biggest danger on budget night was being trampled by a stampede of thirsty Fianna Fail TDs and their entourages; when the austerity budgets arrived, so did a very different kind of budget night,...

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