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Budget 2017 is all about keeping the show on the road

This is a budget of its time from a government that very few care about, writes Hugh O'Connell

11th October, 2016
The show musy go on: Donohoe's first budget Pic: RollingNews.ie

Today’s budget will aim to spread what little money is available to as many people as possible and will do very little electorally for any of the parties involved in it.

It is a budget for the very strange political times we live in.

Gone are the days of Charlie McCreevy doling out huge increases in social welfare spending, but equally so too are the days of Brian Lenihan and later Noonan and...

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