'What’s the point of a glossy summer economic statement?'

Paschal Donohoe today turned not answering questions into an art form, writes Hugh O'Connell

12th July, 2017
Pic: RollingNews.ie

Paschal Donohoe skilfully swerved questions about what the public might expect in the budget later this year as he unveiled the summer economic statement today.

That’s all fair enough, he can reasonably argue. But it makes you wonder what’s the point of a glossy document (which appears to have a picture of Wall-E on the front of it) and a big press event that drew a large crowd of journalists. “My plan is we will...

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