The Children’s Shoes Budget

EXHIBITION : MEMORABLE BUDGETS

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Objections to proposals to put VAT on children's shoes means that budget 1982 fails to get passed in the Dáil.

  • Title
    The Fall of the 22nd Dáil
  • 1st Broadcast
    27/01/1982
  • Contributor
    Forbes McFall (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:00:39
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Today Tonight
  • Clip title
    The Children’s Shoes Budget
  • Extended description

    Minister for Finance John Bruton failed to get his budget through the Dáil when a number of independent TD's voted against the Fine Gael-Labour coalition, objecting to proposals to put VAT on children's shoes. This was the first time a government was brought down on a budget vote.

    When Minister for Finance, John Bruton, appears for his press photo call prior to delivering his budget, Forbes McFall asks the minister what the main points of the budget will be?

  • Information

    A RTÉ report for Today Tonight featuring reporter Forbes McFall talking to John Bruton on 27 January 1982.

    'Today Tonight' was a RTÉ current affairs programme with up-to-the-minute coverage of events at home and abroad. 'Today Tonight' was first broadcast on Monday, 6 October, 1980 and ran for 12 years until 1992.

    Edited by Joe Mulholland, the original presenters included Barry Cowan, Brian Farrell and Olivia O'Leary. 'Today Tonight' aired from Monday to Thursday on RTÉ 1.

  • Local keywords
    Memorable Budgets, Budget, 1982, VAT, Children's Shoes, John Bruton, Economics, Politics
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1982
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    LB720
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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