Future generations will pay for our failure to reduce costs in health and building sectors

Michael McGrath and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe pictured at Government Buildings,Dublin for Budget 2021. NO FEE NO REPRO FEE. JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY.

Sean Barrett

The major beneficiaries of Ireland's biggest ever Budget were the health and construction sectors. Both have serious productivity problems with high costs by international standards. They harm Ireland's national productivity as a small open economy facing competition at home and abroad.

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