A budget with little drama – but enough to keep the ‘new politics’ show on the road for a while yet

A budget with little drama – but enough to keep the ‘new politics’ show on the road for a while yet
Will Budget 2019 be this government's last? Pic: Getty

One senior Fianna Fáil source said it would be a ‘yawnfest’, while opposition backbenchers afterwards described it as a ‘non-event’

For a time, it looked like Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe could be struck down like Kylie Minogue.

She had to cancel concerts in Dublin and Belfast because she had a throat infection. Donohoe had a sore throat of his own due to holding dozens of budget meetings in the past two weeks. But he got through his Budget speech, albeit at a slightly slower pace than last year.

Given that so much of the...

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