Friday July 10, 2020

Cowen’s €55bn national cake

Get ready to hear plenty of numbers this week. Big ones. Each year, the Minister for Finance of the day announces his spending plans for the following year, the so-called ‘‘estimates’’, in a blizzard of figures.

11th November, 2006

Get ready to hear plenty of numbers this week. Big ones.

Each year, the Minister for Finance of the day announces his spending plans for the following year, the so-called ‘‘estimates’’, in a blizzard of figures.

The government of the day trumpets its plans, the opposition attacks them and the rest of us struggle to make some sense of it. And we all wait for Budget Day, when the changes can...

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