Budget 2018 was the first Budget for both Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Finance Minister Paschal Donohue.

Whereas the various social and property spending announcements are broadly welcome, there was very little to incentivise entrepreneurs. Fergus Finlay put it well when he said that the Budget had “nothing not to welcome.” It says something, however, when you need to rely on a double negative to frame praise.

Alma O’Brien and Donal Leahy discuss key changes announced in Budget 2018.

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