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# Budgetary Policy

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Austerity policies had a greater impact on women than men
Reductions in Child Benefit and other welfare payments accounted for most of the disparity.
Government wants future budgets to 'lean against the wind'
The Summer Economic Statement this year sets out the plans for next year’s Budget. And it’s all about cooling those jets in case Ireland overheats.
Economic warnings repeatedly ignored by Ahern's government
An independent report into the Department of Finance has found that officials repeatedly warned Bertie Ahern’s government about its budgetary policy during the boom years – but were ignored.