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Budget Fallout: The squeeze is on

The task of funding our ever-expanding national debt means spending must continue to be cut, writes Cliff Taylor.

13th January, 2013

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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