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In pictures: day one of Budget 2012

How the day has unfolded in pictures…
Dec 5th 2011, 5:49 PM 2,990 9

SO WE NOW know the extent of cuts which will be felt across government departments and across society following the announcement in the Dáil today by Brendan Howlin.

The Minister for Public Expenditure Reform said today that as part of €2.2 billion in savings there will be a €1.4 billion reduction in day-to-day spending across government.

For the full details see Howlin’s speech here and here’s some pictures from the day:

Budget 2012 (pt 1): the main points of Brendan Howlin’s announcement

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