Spring statement: Coverage on irishtimes.com

Live blog starts at 1pm with in-depth analysis and political reaction throughout the day

What does the Spring Statement have in store? Follow all the action on irishtimes.com. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

What does the Spring Statement have in store? Follow all the action on irishtimes.com. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

 

Follow the publication of the Spring Statement on irishtimes.com where our journalists will be bringing you the latest news and analysis throughout the day. Here’s how the day will play out.

1pm: Join Eoin Burke-Kennedy for the Spring Statement live blog, keeping you up to speed on latest developments, the details of the plans, initial reaction and the best social media comment.

2pm: Minister for Finance Michael Noonan takes to his feet and will deliver the Spring Statement and also the Stability Programme review. Both texts will be available in full on irishtimes.com.

As well as the live blog, we bring you a rolling summary of the main points and highlights from these documents and Mr Noonan’s speech. You will be able to watch the publication of the spring statement on irishtimes.com

This will be followed by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin’s speech. This will be followed by responses from the Opposition.

Economic analysis: Economics Editor Arthur Beesley will explain what the statement means and its likely implications.

Political analysis: Political Correspondent Fiach Kelly will examine the political considerations behind the statement and how it aids Government’s pre-election campaigning.

Video analysis: Political Correspondent Fiach Kelly and Political Editor Stephen Collins will offer the views of our political team.

Video interview: Economics Editor Arthur Beesley will talk to Minister for Finance Michael Noonan about the plan.

Vox pop: Our reporters will speak to members of the public to find out their reaction to the plan.