Plenty of money woes for Donohoe

Inside Politics: No minister for finance can have enough in his treasury to satisfy all the demands of colleagues

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: Never enough in his treasury to satisfy all the demands of his colleagues. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: Never enough in his treasury to satisfy all the demands of his colleagues. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

For most of us, having no money makes life a misery. But having plenty of money is no picnic, either, if you’re Paschal Donohoe.

No minister for finance can ever have enough in his treasury to satisfy all the demands of his colleagues. Choosing between their competing priorities – and the competing priorities of public services, investment, tax cuts and so on – is a tricky political business.

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