Budget 2020: Children and over-70s among winners

Budget 2020: Children and over-70s among winners
Environment minister Richard Bruton denied that the carbon tax increase would penalise commuters. Photo: Sam Boal/Rolling News

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Brexit and carbon taxes dominated this year’s budget as predicted - but there was some good news for older people and parents of young children.

Any lingering hopes of tax cuts or spending splurges were dashed within seconds of Paschal Donohoe beginning his speech as he announced that this was a budget that had “been developed in the shadow of Brexit”.

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