Budget 2023

Finding the right balance for Budget 2023 in taxing times

Government concern about the rising cost of living will see the budget coming next month instead of in October this year, and various adverse factors mean that finance minister Paschal Donohoe has his work cut out for him

Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Finance: the Budget has been brought forward from its traditional date in the second week of October to Tuesday, September 27 due to a desire in government to address soaring inflation.Picture: Fergal Phillips

Ossian Smyth opted for a new take on an old proverb when talking to the Business Post about Budget 2023.

The Green Party Minister of State in the Department of Finance said that it needed to include some immediate supports for people due to the rising cost of food, fuel and home heating bills.

“If somebody's starving, you don't say: ‘Don't worry. I'm going to teach you to fish.’ They’d be very hungry by the ...