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Paschal Donohoe’s budget: delivered with zero fanfare. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Paschal Donohoe’s budget: delivered with zero fanfare. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

T’was the day after the budget and all was . . . pretty much the same, actually.

The main difference between today and yesterday is that a pack of cigarettes is now 50 cent more expensive, and the carbon tax for auto fuels has increased by less than two cent per litre.

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