Political Notebook: Reading the budget signs

It's getting towards that time of year again. The fiscal treaty referendum out of the way, the attention of government is turning to the forthcoming budget.

23rd June, 2012

It's getting towards that time of year again. The fiscal treaty referendum out of the way, the attention of government is turning - as it does at this time every year - to the forthcoming budget process.

Preliminary work, principally on the expenditure (rather than taxation) side, is taking place in the spending departments and in the all-important Department of Public Expenditure. That will continue for the coming weeks before the August break, and will...

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