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

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, "'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".