The self-employed, companies and business groups will all be trying to work out the implications of Budget 2021 for weeks - and possibly even months - to come.
But what was their immediate reaction to the measures announced by Ministers Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath?
To find out RTÉ News spoke to representatives of a number of business organisations representing key areas of the economy.
- Lorraine Higgins, CEO of Digital Business Ireland, which is working to help more Irish businesses trade online.
- Simon McKeever, CEO of the Irish Exporters Association, which represents the many firms that sell abroad.
- Mark Redmond, CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, which represents the hundreds of US multinationals that have operations in the country
- Sarah-Jane Larkin, director general of the Irish Venture Capital Association and member of the Alliance for an Innovation-Driven Recovery, which represents indigenous investors and start-ups.
Each were asked to give their immediate reaction to what they heard yesterday - and rate the budget measures on a scale of one to ten.
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