“I’m hopeful that we can give everybody hope in the country here. This is the first budget in seven years where some money was given back to people. And we hope to continue that flexibility in the time ahead as prepare for budget 2016,”
“But we are very anxious to see that the benefits of a rising economy are spread throughout the country and people can see that in their daily lives, but also in their cheques which is very important when the payment comes.
It was great to see, last week, some people contacting us and saying ‘Well I’m not sure whether it was a mistake or not, but I seem to have got extra money in this last payment’. We want to continue that. “
Taoiseach Enda Kenny, speaking before yesterday’s cabinet meeting .
“It was just a turn of phrase.”
Taoiseach’s spokesperson yesterday afternoon
Must be a Mayo thing.