Ireland reveals final austerity budget

The Irish government has announced its last ‘austerity’ budget, with spending cuts and tax rises worth £2.1bn plus a wide sweeping programme of small business incentives.

Ireland will exit its international bailout programme by December 2013. The country had one of the deepest recessions in the eurozone, and had sought £72m from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European authorities.

Referencing WB Yeats in his financial statement, finance minister Michael Noonan said...

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