Emergency Budget on the Horizon?
Given the current state of the public finances, what are the chances of an emergency budget before the the next due one in Dec 2008?
Reading beteen the lines of both Fine Gael and Labour press releases, it seems there could be political consensus on such a move.
Fine Gael: Biggest ever slump in public finances has happened on Cowen's watch - Bruton
http://www.finegael.ie/news/index.cfm/t ... /pkey/653/
Labour: 2007 exchequer returns make nonsense of budget arithmetic - Burton
http://www.labour.ie/press/listing/1199 ... 93684.html