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# Betting Tax

This year
Political obfuscation shows FAI were right to raise questions about betting tax
An FAI-commissioned report raised questions about the funding of horse and greyhound racing – the government’s response to it has posed even more.
All time
Government resisted lobbying on betting duty but won't use the funds for problem gambling services
An extra €50 million is set to be raised from the betting duty this year, and activists are asking for even 10% of it for problem gambling.
Finance Minister was going to give smokers a break in Budget 2019 - but changed his mind
The department said the last-minute shift was for health reasons.
Gamble online? You're going to have to start paying tax on it
The 1% tax was planned four years ago but was delayed in Europe.
Bernard Brogan doesn't rule out a life in politics... (after football)
The Dublin footballer is getting a taste of it as he tries to get government commitments on the betting tax.
Fine Gael TD suggests mini-budget to avoid need for property tax
Peter Mathews suggests bringing in a betting tax, and levies on corporate profits and high incomes, instead of taxing households.
Minister supports doubling of betting tax to fund Irish horseracing industry
The minister for agriculture Simon Coveney says the current financial climate would make it difficult to continue to subsidise the industry.