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Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says government is "avoiding hard choices" in upcoming Budget

Sep 15, 2021 08:09 By News Northern Sound
Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says government is "avoiding hard choices" in upcoming Budget Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says government is "avoiding hard choices" in upcoming Budget
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There are plans to increase spending by 4.2 billion in 2022.

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says the government is "avoiding hard choices" in the upcoming Budget.

It's planning to increase spending by 4.2 billion in 2022 and cut taxes by half-a-billion.

The watchdog says there are major issues to tackle like the ageing population, climate change and reform of the health service.

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Chair of the Council Sebastian Barnes says the government should prioritise which approach to take:

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