We are finally starting to see the first moves to try to achieve the savings targeted in last December's budget.
There is a lot still to emerge. Just under €2 billion in cuts are planned in government spending for this year, of which almost €1.5 billion will come from day-to-day spending.
The amount we spend on running government services - health, education, welfare, transport, policing and so on - actually has to fall in cash...
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