The Big Giveaway

EXHIBITION : MEMORABLE BUDGETS

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With money in the bank and windfall gains to the public finances, the government set out to reward workers and encourage further spending in the economy.

  • Title
    Minister for Finance in a More Generous Position
  • 1st Broadcast
    01/12/2006
  • Contributor
    George Lee (Reporter)
    David Davin Power (Reporter)
    Anne Doyle (Newsreader)
  • Clip Duration
    00:04:21
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    The Big Giveaway
  • Extended description

    With just days to go before the budget for 2007, the Minister for Finance is now in a position to be more generous with the forthcoming budget. There has been a €4.9 Billion improvement in public finances compared to the budget target for the year.

    Minister for Finance, Brian Cowen, speaking to RTÉ News about these windfall gains says he plans to reward work in the budget and ensure that workers benefit from the positive public finances.  An Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern describes the public finances as the culmination of good economic management.

  • Information

    Anne Doyle introduces two RTÉ News reports from George Lee and David Davin-Power.

  • Local keywords
    Memorable Budgets, Budget, 2007, Brian Cowen, George Lee, David Davin Power, Bertie Ahern
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2006
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BN06/335
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    16:9 (widescreen)
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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