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#Budget 2009

# budget-2009 - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Fire and fury: Ireland’s first post-Tiger austerity budget

Brian Lenihan delivered his first Budget 10 years ago, just when Ireland was on the brink of economic ruin.

# budget-2009 - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Government cuts its first quango - under Fianna Fáil's proposals

The National Consumer Agency will be merged with the Competition Authority under plans approved by cabinet.

# budget-2009 - Sunday 12 September, 2010

Two years on, the quangos are still here

A Sunday Times survey shows that the government’s plan to close 46 quangos has stalled – with only 16 ‘rationalised’.