The 1976 budget, introduced by Minister of Finance Richie Ryan, was regarded as the toughest budget since the Second World War. RTÉ News coverage provides an insight into the key measures introduced.
The budget introduced by Minister for Finance Richie Ryan in 1976 was described as the toughest since the Second World War.
Martin O'Donoghue, Associate Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin, gives his analysis of Budget 1976 and recalls some tough budgets from the past.
RTÉ's 'Halls Pictorial Weekly' has an entertainingly satirical take on the Richie Ryan budget. Watch this broadcast on behalf of the 'Minister for Hardship'.