Has Leo anything up his sleeve for Budget 2018?

Inside Politics podcast: Cliff Taylor and Fiach Kelly discuss the likelihood of a surprise next Tuesday

There’s just six days to  left until Leo Varadkar and Paschal Donohoe announce their first budget as Taoiseach and finance minister respectively. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There’s just six days to left until Leo Varadkar and Paschal Donohoe announce their first budget as Taoiseach and finance minister respectively. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

 

With just six days left until Leo Varadkar and Paschal Donohoe announce their first budget as Taoiseach and Minister for Finance respectively, the most surprising thing in the lead up to it has been the lack of anything, surprising.

On the latest Inside Politics podcast, Cliff Taylor joins Fiach Kelly and presenter Hugh Linehan to discuss the likelihood of any big bombshell being dropped next Tuesday, at a time when money is tight and any significant giveaway would have to be financed either through tax increases or cuts to another department.

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They also discuss the reaction in Leinster House to the political unrest surrounding Catalonia’s independence referendum and whether or not the Taoiseach can get away with going to gigs anymore after the LCD Soundsystem debacle.

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