Cabinet considering next week's Budget this morning

Cabinet considering next week's Budget this morning

Final Budget decisions will dominate the agenda at this morning’s Cabinet meeting.

A number of members are yet to receive their spending limits, including Health Minister Leo Varadkar.

It is understood a second Cabinet meeting may be called later this week to make sure everything is signed off on ahead of next Tuesday.

With just one week to go now until Budget Day, Ministers will be looking over some of the outstanding measures at this morning’s Cabinet Meeting.

Last week, the Finance Minister told the Dáil that tax cuts were on the agenda, and that will likely be to the forefront of his colleagues' considerations today.

However, the Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin has yet to finalise the spending limits in a number of Departments - including the contentious Health budget.

According to The Irish Times, other Departments waiting for the sign-off include Education, Justice and Social Protection.

If those are not settled today, a second Cabinet meeting will be called before the end of the week.


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