Budget 2023

Behind the scenes of Budget 2023 with the ministers who shaped it

Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath detail the ‘intense discussions’ and midnight calls in the run up to this year’s budget as they worked to deal with the cost of living crisis

Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance and Michael McGrath, Minister for Public Expenditure: ‘I'm deeply conscious of the need to send out messages of resilience in the public finances,’ said Donhoe. Picture: Fergal Phillips