Wednesday February 26, 2020

Comment: Success of budget depends on post-Brexit economy

Noonan insists there will be no return to boom and bust, writes Michael Brennan

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
11th October, 2016
Brexit-proof? Pic: RollingNews.ie

Finance Minister Michael Noonan is insisting he has delivered a Brexit-proofed budget.

But the cold fact is that a budget which started out at €1 billion for tax cuts and spending increases has gone up to €1.3bn.

Noonan did say the economic growth forecast for next year was being cut back to 3.5 per cent due to the "real risk" of Brexit.

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