"It's Very Hard To Take Skin Off A Skeleton"


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Panelists on the 'Today Tonight' Budget Special give their views on Budget '87.

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    Budget 87
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    Brian Farrell (Presenter)
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    Today Tonight
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    "It's Very Hard To Take Skin Off A Skeleton"
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    At the end of RTÉ's Budget '87 Special, presenter Brian Farrell asks the panel to give their opinions.

    Mary Kearns, from Darndale, calls for the unemployed to take action against the budget measures.

    Kieran Mulvey of ASTI sums up his feelings with, "...it's very hard to take skin off a skeleton, but at the moment, we are even breaking the skeleton's legs".

    Frank Bowen, an accountant from Touche Ross, argues that the economy will begin to improve if interest rates come down.

    Peter Bacon, an economist with Goodbody James Capel, talks about the market reaction to the budget announcements.

    John Bruton, Fine Gael T.D., welcomes elements of the budget and says it is completely different to what Fianna Fáil had planned three months previously.

    Ray Burke, Fianna Fáil T.D. and Minister for Energy, argues that the government's priority is to restore confidence in the economy quickly and open up new opportunities for employment. He describes the budget as "tough but fair".

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    A 'Today Tonight' Budget Special examining budget 1987. This programme was presented by Brian Farrell.

    '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.

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    Memorable Budgets, 1987, Budget, Brian Farrell, Kieran Mulvey, Mary Kearns, Economics, Politics, Frank Bowen, Peter Bacon.John Bruton, Ray Burke
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    Politics and Economics
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    English (eng)
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    English (eng)