Minister of Finance Paschal Donohoe’s 2019 Budget saw measures intended to simultaneously grow and protect the Irish economy in the face of external threats.
Budget 2019 has arrived in an environment of progress for Ireland and the Irish economy. This positive outlook is tempered, however, by external pressures coming from the imminent departure of the UK from the European Union and other global threats to Ireland’s continuing economic growth.
The measures the Minister introduced are, in his own words, intended to sustain recent progress and maintain careful management of the public finances. Incremental changes and confirming long-term economic policies - including Ireland’s corporation tax regime and building a better infrastructure – are introduced to support and protect the future of the country.