Budget Day In Dublin – Protest Is Very Low Key
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In Ireland there are currently only two topics being discussed:
(1) The Weather
(2) The Budget
One is depressing ant the other is even more depressing.
Weather – Main points:
. Dublin Airport fully operating
. Cork Airport fully operating
. Iarnród Éireann services fully operating
. Bus Éireann services curtailed
. Luas operating normally (Connolly stop closed)
. Dublin Bus services curtailed
Finance Minister Brian Lenihan delivered his Budget speech in the Dáil, saying that despite a ‘traumatic and worrying time’, there were clear signs of hope. He said that the economy would grow slightly this year, led by exports.
In case anyone is interested all the details of the budget are available online at www.budget.gov.ie/budgets/2011/2011.aspx