Editorial View

October 18: Noonan saves bacon of FG’s backbenchers
THE considered view of more than a few media commentators was that the Budget announced by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan this week was partly about the continuing economic recovery and partly about the next general election. It was ever thus with Budgets unveiled within shouting distance of election time. The governing party that ignores the prospects of its candidates when making decisions about the nations’s finances within 18 months of polling day has yet to be founded.

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