The government has confirmed it intends to borrow somewhere between €15 and 19 billion to meet the cost of COVID next year.
Living alongside COVID will be central to the plan - but a potential no-trade-deal Brexit is also being planned for.
The government has confirmed it intends to borrow between 15 and 19 billion euro to meet the costs 2021 is expected to bring.
Much like last year's budget a no-deal Brexit is still on the cards.
Carbon taxes are also set to rise, though a decision on the local property tax has been deferred for another year.
It will be a difficult balancing act to fund the demands put on the economy by COVID and potentially Brexit, provide business supports and most people claiming social welfare payments, while also making much needed moves on housing and climate action.