So the politicians spent the €1.5bn — what did you expect?

So the politicians spent the €1.5bn — what did you expect?

Fiscal straitjacket rules mean surpluses should be order of the day by 2021

The surprise in the budget was not in the budget. That extra €1.5 billion in supplementary spending outlined in the White Paper on Revenue and Expenditure, published in the wee hours of last Saturday morning, was the surprise.

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