In a change from the conventional budgetary announcement, Taoiseach Jack Lynch, presented the 1970 budget.
Following a horse riding accident, Minister for Finance, Charles J. Haughey was not available and Taoiseach Jack Lynch stepped in for the big announcement. The main points of the budget saw turnover tax doubled and an increase in the old age pension.
In a change to the convention, An Taoiseach Jack Lynch, delivered Budget 1970 in the absence of the Minister for Finance, Charles J. Haughey.
Election agent for Charles J. Haughey, Patrick O'Connor, reads a statement outlining Haughey's accident on budget day.