The Budget for a given year is always announced in the previous year – so the date of Budget 2020 will be October 8th 2019 – which falls on a Tuesday.
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For many years, prior to Budget 2014, Budget Day was held in the first week of December – just before the start of the Christmas shopping season.
Since Budget 2014 – the date of the Irish Budget announcement has been in the early part of October to fit in with EU budget dates and timetables.
October Budgets – coming just after the Dail’s long summer holiday – means less time for leaks and rumours than there was in the days of December budgets.
We have some idea of the general scope of Budget 2020 – it is generally expected to be positive with possible tax cuts and spending increases totalling about €700 million overall.