Thursday February 27, 2020

Budgeting for the polls

As Paschal Donohoe tried to keep voters happy, Shane Ross was left out in the cold. But Budget 2019 was quickly overshadowed by the week’s other events

14th October, 2018

When you add to that the dogged pursuit of pre-budget leaks by journalists - and a process that has become leakier as a result of the multi-party involvement - then you are left expecting little that’s new to be announced once Paschal Donohoe takes to his feet in the Dáil chamber as he did last Tuesday lunchtime.

Colm Brophy, who chairs the Oireachtas budget oversight committee, said there was no examination...

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