No pre-election spending spree on the cards

No pre-election spending spree on the cards
Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Finance, will deliver probably the last budget of this government Picture: Bloomberg

Fine Gael is aiming to regain lost ground in the next election, but that doesn’t mean Paschal Donohoe is preparing a giveaway this week. In the end, Brexit may have a bigger influence than budget on voters

There are two different perspectives in Fine Gael ahead of what is almost certain to be the last budget of this minority government.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has set a target of getting 12 extra seats in the forthcoming general election, and those around him are confident he will be a big asset for his party during the election campaign.

There are many Fine Gael members on the ground, however, who are much more fearful about their...

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