Behind the scenes with Paschal Donohoe

The budgetary plans I’ve laid out are capable of withstanding many of the different Brexit challenges, says the finance minister

14th October, 2018

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe lost his voice completely six days out from the budget. It started to come back during the final weekend of budget meetings and it recovered just in time for his budget speech last week.

Until the morning of the budget, he was thinking of including a quote from Mike McCormack’s novel Solar Bones novel which he had just finished reading. It was about an argument between a lawyer, a doctor,...

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