How realistic are the post-Covid spending plans? / Northern Ireland trade


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Cliff Taylor of the Irish Times and Sebastian Barnes, Chair of the Independent Fiscal Advisory Council join Ciaran Hancock to discuss the ambitious spending proposals made by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis last week, including the planned building of 40,000 houses per year and retaining current levels of health spend. But where will the money come from and how realistic are the budgetary plans? Later on, Stephen Kelly of Manufacturers NI joins Ciaran and Cliff to talk about the accelerated trade between the Republic and Northern Ireland as a result of Brexit and the thorny issues surrounding the Protocol.


Inside Business with Ciaran Hancock

A weekly look at business and economics from an Irish perspective hosted by Irish Times Business Editor Ciarán Hancock.

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