The Irish people face a tough budget.

On 9 January 1980, Taoiseach Charles Haughey prepared the nation for a tough budget in a ministerial broadcast. In this extract from his speech, he warns that

as a community, we are living away beyond our means.

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A ministerial broadcast by an Taoiseach from 9 January 1980.

Charles Haughey Ministerial Broadcast