The Harshest Budget Since The War

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The budget introduced by Minister for Finance Richie Ryan in 1976 was described as the toughest since the Second World War.

  • Title
    Budget Details
  • 1st Broadcast
    28/01/1976
  • Contributor
    Michael Murphy (Newsreader)
  • Clip Duration
    00:04:35
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    News At Six Thirty
  • Clip title
    The Harshest Budget Since The War
  • Extended description

    The budget introduced by Minister for Finance Richie Ryan in 1976 was described as the toughest since the Second World War. The many casualties included petrol, the price of which rose by 10 pence per gallon, and beer, which rose by 5 pence a pint. VAT was raised from 6.75% to 10%.

    RTÉ News gave listeners the details fo the 1976 budget and tells them what Richie Ryan hopes to achieve.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News at Six Thirty radio report from budget day 1976.

    The image accompanying this clip shows Fine Gael Minister for Finance Richie Ryan, in his office on Budget Day, 16 May, 1973.
    © RTÉ Stills Library 2239/099

  • Local keywords
    Memorable Budgets, Budget, 1976, Richie Ryan, Economics, Politics
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1976
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    QNX1619
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
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