Sunday February 23, 2020

COMMENT: Government faces budgetary dilemma

I cannot see the political wisdom in a populist budget with 18 months still to go in the electoral cycle and with the economy still in a very vulnerable place, writes Jim Power.

25th September, 2014
Jim Power

With three weeks to go to Budget 2015 the advice is falling quick and fast for the Minister for Finance. This may or may not be causing confusion in his mind, but the public is utterly confused at this juncture.

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council is an independent statutory body that was set up on the back of the EU/IMF Memorandum of Understanding that formed the template for Ireland’s three-year navigation of the troika programme....

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