Inside Politics Podcast: More Porridge, Less Pyrotechnics in Budget 2018

The Irish Times political team crunch the numbers

Minister for Finance and Minister for Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe TD during the budget press conference at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Finance and Minister for Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe TD during the budget press conference at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

 

No big bonanza and no pyrotechnics, but Budget 2018 is more exciting than it might seem on the surface. So say the Irish Times political team.

Paschal Donohoe may not have found any money down the back of the couch but has he delivered a budget that will take this government to the next election?

On today’s Inside Politics podcast, Pat Leahy, Fiach Kelly and Mary Minihan join Hugh Linehan to discuss the political impact of the measures introduced in today’s budget.