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The first Varadkar/Donohoe budget suggests they plan another one before an election

During his campaign to become Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar used divisive language about wishing to support “people who get up early in the morning”. As Taoiseach he has sought to use more unifying language about wishing to create a Republic of Opportunity. Yesterday we got a chance to see did either piece of rhetoric mark a real statement of political intent. And when it came to it, Budget 2018, announced yesterday, gave some modest tax breaks to middle earners, a €5 increase in basic welfare payments, and some targeted increase in spending on health and housing. ...

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