Speeches and document-level variables from Irish budget debates held annually in Dáil Éireann (the Irish Parliament), for the years 2008–2012.
The corpus includes the following document variables:
4-digit year of the debate.
Character indicating whether the debate concerned a main debate
"BUDGET" or supplementary budget
Two-digit number as a character, indicating the order of the speech within the debate.
First name of the speaker.
Last name of the speaker.
A character abbreviation of the political party of the speaker.
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