Tuesday March 31, 2020

Extreme caution needed as economic optimism misplaced

There has been a strong, consistent line in the utterances of Minister for Finance Brian Cowen over the last several weeks.

11th November, 2006

There has been a strong, consistent line in the utterances of Minister for Finance Brian Cowen over the last several weeks. He has repeated over and over again that the December budget will not be a giveaway, and that it will be dominated by medium-term economic management considerations.

Last Wednesday, he was reported as saying that we needed to plan for a budget surplus in 2007 in order to be in a position to deal...

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