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Will Budget 2015 protect services for everyone, or just cut taxes for the few?

5th October, 2014
Michael Noonan has some difficult choices to make as he faces into Budget 2015. Picture: Bloomberg

Will Budget 2015 protect services for everyone, or just cut taxes for the few?

Budget 2015 is an opportunity for government to make clear whose expectations it will meet, and whether Ireland’s economic recovery allows us to aspire to European-quality public services.

A recent Red C poll revealed that nearly two-thirds (64 per cent) of adults in Ireland agree “the government should use any additional resources on funding public services, not on cutting taxes”. Despite...

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