Thursday October 1, 2020

Donohoe’s dilemmas: 10 big decisions for Budget 2020

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is set to play the ‘Brexit card’ when his colleagues come looking for more money. In some contentious areas, though, the pressure to spend may prove impossible to resist

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

18th August, 2019

In a short while, what is likely to be the fastest series of budget negotiations that Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe has ever experienced will begin.

The Fine Gael-led minority government is facing into its fourth and what surely must be its final budget on October 8, just before Boris Johnson’s promise of a “do or die” Brexit on October 31.

It is looking extremely likely at this stage that...

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