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Playing politics could spoil Irish recovery

The budget adjustment will be significantly less than €2 billion.

22nd June, 2014

To judge by the comments of ministers, the decision appears to have been effectively made by the government - assuming the two parties can agree its details - that the budget adjustment will be significantly less than €2 billion.

This judgment has been made more for political than economic reasons - after all, the consensus among outside agencies is that a deficit reduction of at least €2 billion is advisable. But the coalition, whose members...

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