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A lot of people really weren't feeling the government's Spring Statement

The coalition’s much-hyped economic statement was released this afternoon, to an outburst of (mostly) joyous cynicism.

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THE GOVERNMENT RELEASED its spring statement this afternoon, and it’s safe to say that reaction has been, well, a little mixed to what felt like a bit of a pre-election statement as opposed to an announcement of mad economic wonder.

As you might expect, Twitter had plenty to say about the coalition’s self-love fest, and not all of it kind…

There was sober political analysis:

Rampant cynicism from the head of the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation:

This guy reckoned the Taoiseach was keeping himself awake by any means possible:

To be fair, having the former Labour Tanaiste there to mix things up might have been interesting:

We’re not falling for this one again Barry…:

A not altogether unreasonable request:

Please, the Irish people would never do something as daft as this:

Did the clocks go forward then?

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The spring statement was definitely making a statement about something:

This woman sounds like she was very close to going over the edge:

And finally, and predictably:

So, it was all a big fuss about not much it seems.

Still and all, if there’s a spring statement it must officially be spring, so that’s good.

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