Inside Business podcast: Do we need a rainy day fund?

Goverment’s summer economic statememt examined

Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform sets out his summer economic statement. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish TImes

Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform sets out his summer economic statement. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish TImes

 

On this week’s Inside Business podcast we look over the components of Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe’s summer statement on the public finances. Is there any need for a rainy day fund at all? What kind of capital investment should be prioritised? Should the 9 per cent VAT rate for tourism go? Cliff Taylor, Jim Power and Joe Brennan join Ciarán Hancock to tackle those questions and more.

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