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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Stability Programme Update

This year
Ireland 'really needs' to manage long-term planning better, fiscal watchdog warns govt
Unemployment rates are at record low levels and capacity constraints are a significant challenge.
All time
Is housing the 'big winner' from the Government's Summer Economic Statement?
Housing looms large in the Government’s budgetary thinking at the moment.
Expiry of Viagra patent was huge blow to economy --- Noonan
Meanwhile, the Minister’s repeated his pledge to widen the income tax bands once the State can afford it.
Government told to stick to €2 billion austerity plans
Draft stability programme update published with cuts and savings target intact.
The Evening Fix… now with added Daft Punk on piano
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
Noonan almost halves Budget projection for economic growth in 2012
The latest Stability Programme Update – which wasn’t expected until Monday – cuts growth projections from 1.3pc to 0.7pc.