Budget Day 2014




Since its Budget Day 2014 today I thought I’d have a look online to see if there are any summaries of the history of the budget in Ireland. I came across the following link on the website http://www.theirishstory.com/ which documents the Irish economy since 1922. This extract would probably be most suited to senior students and I believe it would be possible to incorporate it into both History and Religious Education classes. It could be used as a means of historical fact as well as a means of engaging students in class discussion within a Religious Education class from the perspective of moral-decision making using the example of the rise and fall of the Celtic Tiger.

The link to the website is:

Life and Debt – A short history of public spending, borrowing and debt in independent Ireland