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# public finances

Last year
# Exchequer Returns
Tax revenues for first nine months of the year just under €58 billion
This is up €12 billion on the same period last year, according to the Department of Finance.
# budget war chest
Public finance surplus of over €4.4 billion projected for this year
Ireland’s finances are in rude health, even compared with projections from earlier this year.
# public finances
Pandemic deficit erased as exchequer returns show €5 billion surplus
The public finances have improved by €10.7 billion since the end of July last year.
# Taxing matters
Tax receipts climbed in the first three months of 2022 but figures are 'flattered' by Covid
Tax revenues were up over 30% compared with the same period last year when strict public health measures were in place.
# State Finances
Ireland reports record €68.4 billion tax take for 2021 - an annual increase of almost 20%
That’s according to exchequer returns for December published by the Department of Finance this afternoon.
All time
# Surplus
Ireland's corporation tax take expected to rise again this year, but Donohoe admits it can't be relied upon in future
Donohoe said this morning that the Exchequer ran a €1.5 billion surplus last year.
# public finances
Full disclosure: Everything your TDs own and where they put their money
It turns out Labour and Sinn Féin don’t have much…
# Budget 15
Why the spending watchdog wasn't impressed with Budget 2015
The Fiscal Advisory Council says that the government could have moved the country to a “zone of safety” in the last budget.
# First Lady of Fashion
Who pays for Michelle Obama's wardrobe?
The US taxpayer doesn’t foot the bill, but that doesn’t mean Obama pays full price.
# Mental Health
Unemployed "two or three times more likely" to die by suicide - TD
Suicidology organisation’s president and TD does concede that high rate of suicide among unemployed linked to those with psychiatric illness being less likely to have a job.
Column: We had to make difficult cuts in the Budget - but these are extraordinary times
Social welfare spending has to be cut in order to balance the budget – but we can still protect the most vulnerable, says Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In tonight’s Fix: Enda preps for his address to the nation; some thoughts and opinions on a crucial week ahead for the country; and just what is the ‘Panda Express?’
# Accounting Error
PAC chair criticises Dept of Finance 'culture of ignoring outside sources' over €3.6bn error
John McGuinness wants a “comprehensive explanation” for accounting error in which €3.6bn of state funds was counted twice.
# Finance
Michael Noonan: "No magic bullet" for mortgage debt relief
Finance Minister lays out the challenging state of the economy at Oireachtas Finance Committee – but says public finances “remain on track”.