Budget 2020: How the budget did its bit for our future

The Minister for Finance’s spending on SMEs, agri and entrepreneurship is money well spent – and more would be even better

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Jacinta Shinnick

13th October, 2019

‘We seek to manage risk for our nation.” That is how Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe began his Budget 2020 speech. With the shadow of Brexit looming large, the minister commendably took a balanced approach to make an express show of support for Irish business in what was a largely conservative and restrictive Budget.

Showing such support is key to managing risk for our economy. The Parliamentary Budget Office’s pre-Budget 2020 commentary was explicit...

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