More of the same, bit by bit
No bold policy moves as the government chugs along with the course of gradual budget reform it charted last year
Budget 2017 was a budget distinctly lacking in excitement: by the time the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan delivered his budget speech last Tuesday afternoon, most of it was already well ventilated.
The lack of surprise was not the only reason this budget failed to capture the imagination. While it made some welcome steps forward on a lot of fronts, there were many wrong turns too and it is hard to pinpoint an underlying strategy beyond...
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