Budget 2019

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11/01/2018  NEWS.Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Public Exepnditure & Reform   at the  funeral  Peter Sutherland  at the Church  of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The State will aim to set aside €8 billion in its new “rainy day fund” over the medium term to help shield its booming economy from any potential shoc(...)

What do you tell a state with weird economic data, a kind of an economic boom under way, but still suffering the wounds from the crash?  Photograph: Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images

During the depths of a crisis, the regular economic updates from the troika were worth a read. There was considerable pressure on the government here (...)

 The IMF said the Government risked over-stimulating an already fast-growing economy with tax cuts

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged the Government not to cut taxes in the upcoming budget, warning it risked “over-stimulating” Ireland’s(...)