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Irish Fiscal Advisory Council chair “clarifies” criticisms of Budget 2016

John McHale “regrets any confusion” caused by his initial statements

13th October, 2015

The chairman of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has moved to clarify statements made this morning in which he said Budget 2016 carries “echoes” of past mistakes.

Reacting to the budget this morning, John McHale said the measures announced yesterday seemed too expansionary and would have to be carefully reviewed to see if they conform with budget rules.

Speaking on RTE Radio McHale said: “The right approach would have been to use the windfall...

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