Enda Kenny’s reaction needs to be given time on its own.
Considering that it affects all of us on a day-to-day basis, the budget is no laughing matter.
That said, there was still time for a light-hearted moment or two during the announcement in Dáil Éireann on Tuesday.
While announcing the increased €107 million in funding for the Rural Development programme, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, singled out the €25million for the Animal Welfare Scheme for Sheep for special mention.
The announcement drew quite the reaction from members of Dáil Éireann, noise that was punctured only by an anonymous TD who could clearly be heard making bleating noises in the background (skip to around 0:20 below).
The Taoiseach certainly got a kick out of it anyway; maybe he was thinking he had seen something like this before.
Thanks to the boys at JOE.ie for this story.