Budget has left Irish businesses ‘worse off’

The business community believes that the Minister for Finance has done little for the economy, writes Ian Kehoe.

18th October, 2008

The business community believes that the Minister for Finance has done little for the economy, writes Ian Kehoe.

Within minutes of Brian Lenihan, the Minister for Finance, concluding his 55minute Budget 2009 oration with a patriotic call to arms, Ireland’s captains of industry had already started mobilising their troops for an altogether different kind of military excursion.

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