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Is the government hiding more austerity?

Michael Taft 16/11/2011

Michael Taft: The Government may be hiding up to €800 in austerity measures in their recent Medium-Term Fiscal Statement (MTFS). I use the term ‘may’ because documents prepared by the Department of Finance can sometimes be frustrating exercises in ambiguity. However, on any logical reading of the document, it appears there is …



MTFS (III) - Sensitivity of government finances

Michael Burke 14/11/2011

Michael Burke: Having criticised the government’s talk of improvement in government finances and the economy on the basis of the MTFS forecasts, …

MTFS (II) - It's official, there is no recovery

Michael Burke 11/11/2011

Michael Burke: The government is focused on deficit-reduction. But it is failing to reduce the deficit. There is an extraordinary discrepancy between …

MTFS (I) - Things are getting worse, not better.

Michael Burke 10/11/2011

Michael Burke: The forecasts for both the deficit and for the debt level have worsened since April. The government’s Medium Term Fiscal Statement …

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