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How Donohoe manoeuvred the politics and economics of Budget 2018

Minister delivers budget that aims to balance books while appeasing his own government, the opposition and the public.

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

11th October, 2017
Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe looks like he has further extended the lifespan of this much criticised minority government with this Budget.

He had three key target groups - and by and large, it looks like they are reasonably content with what they got.

The first was the voting public, who got tax cuts of €335 million and social welfare increases of €5 from next March onwards.

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