No loose lips on FG’s ship

No loose lips on FG’s ship
Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance, and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar Picture: Fergal Phillips

In stark contrast to the leaks of previous years, the build-up to Budget 2018 has been characterised by an air of obsessive secrecy. Michael Brennan and Hugh O’Connell report

Roughly a fortnight ago, on Culture Night, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe opened up his office to visitors. As a small joke, he and his officials put a folder on his table marked “Top Secret - Budget 2018”.

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