In framing Budget 2021, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will not only have to contend with the fiscal and economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, but he will also have to be mindful of the increasingly likely prospect of a no-deal Brexit, the urgent need to address climate change, ongoing reform of international tax rules, and the possibility of further global trade turbulence depending on the outcome of the US presidential election in November.

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