Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said the 2015 budget is likely to be announced on October 14 or 15.
Noonan, who was speaking to reporters in Dublin, said the budget would "probably" be announced on Tuesday, October 14.
He said that he would like to have a successor to John Moran as secretary general of the Department of Finance in place before then to help with budget planning, most likely around mid-July.
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