Budget 2022: Political divide opens up between Coalition and Sinn Féin

Inside Politics: Budgetary decisions set up very different choices for electorate in next election

Budget 2022: hundreds of measures that will impact the lives of Irish people over the next 12 months. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Budget 2022: hundreds of measures that will impact the lives of Irish people over the next 12 months. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The budget is about figures on one level, but at heart it is an inherently political statement. Sinn Féin’s spokeswoman on public expenditure, Mairéad Farrell, early in her reply, spoke about it essentially revolving around “political choices”.

When you course through the document, there are hundreds of measures that will impact the lives of Irish people over the next 12 months.

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