Budget Day is all about short-term changes to catch the eye while ignoring longer-term plans to address bigger picture

EACH year on Budget Day I ask a similar question — why do we cram so many economic changes into a single day?

Just a few issues catch sufficient media and public attention to get proper scrutiny, but the rest just goes by in a blur.

Finance minister Paschal Donohoe and Public Expenditure minister Michael McGrath

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Finance minister Paschal Donohoe and Public Expenditure minister Michael McGrathCredit: PA:Press Association

The Government’s insistence on increasing carbon taxes “per ton” is

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‘Disqualification highly likely’ after police catch London minicab driver travelling at 127mph

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Catch October’s harvest moon as you wait for the rare Halloween blue moon

Take a break from the world’s chaos Friday night and head out to see the almost-full moon. The nighttime spectacle is visible in all parts of the US, weather permitting, astronomy educator and former planetarium director Jeffrey Hunt says. This full moon is romantically called the “harvest moon,” as its the full moon closest to the start of fall.



A brilliant full moon rises at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in 2017. NASA/Kim Shiflett


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A brilliant full moon rises at NASA’s

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