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Budget 2012 - exceptional times, exceptional Budget?

Budget 2012 is unique in that the proposed expenditure cuts were announced a day ahead of the tax changes and also many of its provisions were well flagged ahead of Budget Day. The financial adjustment was set at €3.8bn with €2.2bn coming from expenditure cuts and €1.6bn coming from increased taxation. Despite all the advance leaks and speculation the Minister managed to keep a number of the changes secret until the Budget Speech especially in the area of incentives to business and measures to kick start the property market.

Chief economist draws a crowd at economic roadshow in Mayo

More than 50 members of the Mayo business community attended the Ulster Bank Economic Roadshow at The Harlequin Hotel in Castlebar this week to gain insight into how global decisions will impact how they do business in Ireland. The briefing entitled ‘Economic Recovery at Home and Abroad – Where do we stand?’ was led by chief economist Simon Barry, who gave his analyses of the outlook for exports, domestic demand, the labour and housing markets, inflation and public finances.


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