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THE REAL BUDGET DEFICIT

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9 Dec 2011 Comments Off on THE REAL BUDGET DEFICIT

“I’m sick of hearing about the Budget!” There’s a good chance that if readers haven’t made the above comment themselves, they’ll have heard it in recent days from a family member, work colleague or friend. Budgets, like all other big news stories these days, incite overkill in the media. The mainly grim announcements made by Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan have been so analysed to death, and then pathologically dissected even further by pundits and soothsayers, that even the most ...