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Tax cuts vs public spending: Where do you want to see money go?

A new poll shows a division in public opinion on the topic.
Feb 8th 2016, 11:00 PM 12,852 93

FORTY FIVE PERCENT of people questioned said they would forgo tax cuts for greater investment in public services.

However, 42% of respondents said they wouldn’t – while 13% didn’t know.

The poll carried out by Amárach Research for Claire Byrne Live showed a division in public opinion on the topic, with just a 3% difference between those who said they would forgo tax cuts and those who said they wouldn’t.

It comes as Fianna Fáil stated today that it would direct available funding to maintaining public services instead of implementing tax cuts.

The party said it would split the available money between public spending and tax cuts on a two-thirds to one-third basis.

Meanwhile, Labour is proposing that for every €1 in tax reductions, it would invest €3 in public spending.

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The poll was conducted by Amárach Research on Monday February 25. The survey panel comprises more than 1,000 adults who all own a smartphone. More details here

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