Fianna Fáil’s McGrath signals budget battles ahead
Party finance spokesman criticises Donohoe for locking into budget package figure of €2.8 billion
Michael McGrath firmly stated his party’s political philosophy in the Dáil last night
Yesterday saw the publication of the summer economic statement, with Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe saying a budget-day package of €2.8 billion - with €700 million available for new spending - will be available to him on October 8th, deal or no-deal Brexit. The Government will, however, allow the State finances swing from a surplus to a deficit if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal.