After months of intense speculation, bitter arguments and pub chat, we now know the answer to one of the nation’s most pressing questions. Yes, Ireland can beat France at a Rugby World Cup.
Tomorrow, after similarly divisive debate, we’ll get some answers on what is to many a much more important question: After seven years of devastating austerity, and facing into General Election, what kind of tax and spending plans will the Government outline for 2016?
From 2pm on Tuesday, October 13, Finance Minister Michael Noonan and Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin take centre stage at Leinster House, to unveil those plans.
No matter what they deliver, the Government will struggle to convince swaths of cynics in the public and media, who’ll accuse them of attempting to pay off weary voters.
Others say that this is not the time for budgetary largesse, warning Government over the risks of pouring fuel on an already sizzling economy, while reminding them of deficits and debt.
Tomorrow we’ll find out exactly what they’ve planned, and we’ll be live-tweeting key announcements as they happen. Join the conversation with @Brady_and _Assoc on Twitter – it’s sure to be a riveting afternoon.