RTÉ's 'Halls Pictorial Weekly' has an entertainingly satirical take on the Richie Ryan budget. Watch this broadcast on behalf of the 'Minister for Hardship'.

The Minister for Hardship's address tells the public and attempts to convince them that they are better off under his government.

The Minister talks of tolls on bridges, the reintroduction of ration books, the reopening of workhouses, and the reappearance of the glimmerman.

The minister comments "My government is the best government you have at the present time so make the most of it. God knows how long it will last."