"Mac The Knife"

EXHIBITION : MEMORABLE BUDGETS

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Minister for Finance, Ray MacSharry, delivered a tough budget where fiscal rectitude was the phrase of the day.

  • Title
    Fiscal Rectitude
  • 1st Broadcast
    01/04/1987
  • Contributor
    John Bowman (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:05:44
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    Day by Day
  • Clip title
    "Mac The Knife"
  • Extended description

    Minister for Finance, Ray MacSharry, delivered a tough budget where fiscal rectitude was the phrase of the day. The budget targeted the public service, imposing a pay freeze and an embargo on recruitment. It put an end to a number of housing grants, and travellers who left the country for less than 48 hours were no longer entitled to duty-free goods. A £10 charge for hospital outpatients was also introduced.

    Ray MacSharry answers listeners who feel that the budget has been very hard on the PAYE sector, assuring them that he is a PAYE worker himself.

  • Information

    This episode of 'Day by Day' presented by John Bowman offered listeners the opportunity to question the Minister for Finance directly.

    The accompanying image shows Ray MacSharry holding the budget briefcase (1987).
    © RTÉ Stills Library 0713/055

  • Local keywords
    Memorable Budgets, 1987, Budget, Ray MacSharry, Economics, Politics
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1987
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    AA3675
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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