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first_imgMore: The Minister who ‘couldn’t be bothered’ with Twitter is doing a Budget Q&A on Twitter DESPITE HIS PUBLICLY-STATED aversion to Twitter it appears Brian Hayes has been converted to the social media platform as he today fielded questions on the Budget from Twitter users.Using the hashtag #budgetqs, the Department of Finance’s official Twitter account and an iPad the Minister of State spent around half an hour answering questions and seemed in good spirits.Here are a few things we learned…1. Raising third level registration fees are ‘the least worst option’: 2. Reducing tax grows the economy: 3. Budget measures here have been the fairest of all bailout countries: 4. Construction on the National Children’s Hospital will start in 2015: 5. The government is keeping a close eye on minimum pricing in Scotland: 6. Selling the State’s share in Aer Lingus is being looked at ‘closely’: 7. More money will be collected from excise on cigarettes in 2014: 8. Hayes has changed his mind on Twitter, thanks to TheJournal.ie ;): And three questions the Minister didn’t answer: last_img read more

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