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The pictures that tell the story of Budget Day 2015

New boys, old boys and pizza protestors.

MICHAEL NOONAN hailed it as “the end of austerity as we know it”, critics said that is suited those who ‘have’ at the expense of those who ‘have not’.

There was little anger shown on the streets and much of the online discussion centred on Michael Noonan’s cough.

There were winners and losers – and those for whom it was a double-edged sword.

These pictures from the day give a taste of what happened:

Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan looked awful pleased with the whole thing

Labour Party Minister for Public Expend

Sinn Féin weren’t impressed at all

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It felt like the Budget was everywhere

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But anger on the streets failed to materialise in large numbers

Leinster House Scenes. Pictured An Gar

Although that’s not to say that there weren’t some hardy protestors

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Or that there weren’t some opportunistic types out

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Tax calculators took a hit as workers tried to figure out what the new USC and tax regulations were

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One of the Dáil’s newest TDs Paul Murphy showed up for his first day of work, meeting a comrade on the way

Newly Elected - Paul Murphy TD. Pictur

The Dáil plinth was again subject to attack by one of its own

Leinster House Scenes. Pictured anothe Sam Boal / Photocall Ireland Sam Boal / Photocall Ireland / Photocall Ireland

But by nightfall, all was quiet (until 10.30am tomorrow)

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