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15 Oct 2014 ‘The end of austerity’ »

‘The end of austerity’

Budget 2015 was billed by the Government yesterday as marking the end of austerity. With water charges on the way and most of the tax increases imposed since 2008 still in place it is a triumph of Government messaging that the media have all picked up and highlighted the “end of austerity” message. As the opening line of The Irish Times editorial notes:  “For the first time in seven years the Government’s budget has reversed the familiar formula of cutting spending and raising taxes”. The central message from the Government yesterday was that this is...

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