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'A pint for everyone': How the front pages are covering the Budget

There are very few puns.

THERE HAS BEEN a mixed reaction to Budget 2017, which is seen as a ‘something for everyone’ approach rather than a windfall for anyone in particular.

Every national newspaper bar one leads with the Budget this morning.

Here’s what the front pages look like:




Here are the headlines:

  • The Irish Times: €1.3bn budget package to break EU rules, watchdog warns (the spending is higher than predicted)
  • Irish Examiner: €300m finances ‘black hole’ looms (in relation to the Government not making provisions for water charges potentially being abolished)
  • Irish Independent: All that pain, so little gain
  • Irish Daily Mail: The Budget Backlash
  • The Herald: Forgotten Families (referencing stay-at-home parents and grandparents who mind their grandchildren)
  • Irish Daily Star: Pint For Everyone (focusing on the fiver increase on the pension and other social welfare payments)
  • The Irish Sun: Great Irish Take Off (with Finance Minister Michael Noonan and Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Noonan said to be channeling the Great British Bake Off by “dishing out sweeteners”)

IMG_20161012_075900 Just in case you wanted a close-up shot

You can catch up on all our Budget coverage here.

Read: Budget 2017: Here are the main points you need to know

Analysis: The ‘fiver Friday Budget’: The fingerprints of a lot of politicians were all over yesterday

Read: Have your say: to host Minister Coveney and Zappone in Facebook Live

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