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#Tax Cuts

# tax-cuts - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Leo Varadkar says plan to raise top tax rate to €50k may have to wait

The Taoiseach defended the policy but said it may not happen immediately.

# tax-cuts - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Most people want income tax cuts rather than increased spending in Budget 2019

Social welfare increases and a jump in the standard cut-off rate for income tax are expected.

# tax-cuts - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Ireland's biggest company is poised to save over €100m thanks to Trump's tax cuts

Building supplies firm CRH is selling its Americas distribution division.

# tax-cuts - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Trump on verge of controversial tax victory as US Senate passes overhaul

The new tax cuts have been criticised for favouring the rich over the poor.

# tax-cuts - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Two days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

One thing we know, it’s not going to be a giveaway budget.

# tax-cuts - Monday 24 July, 2017

Noonan's former right-hand man says government should consider raising retirement age

The former Secretary General of the Department of Finance said the focus should shift from tax cuts to reducing the cost of living.

# tax-cuts - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Minister: 'There might be more work in Ireland's economy next year than there are people to do it'

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe says he is taking this into account as Budget 2018 prep gets underway.

# tax-cuts - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Leo says he wants to cut income tax, with Fianna Fáil's help

Varadkar says there may be ‘hidden fiscal space’ he can use.

# tax-cuts - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Poll: Should the Government reduce taxes? Make It Rain This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Government reduce taxes?

Many economists believe that tax cuts are a bad idea.

# tax-cuts - Monday 22 February, 2016

Most people would give up tax cuts for greater spending on health services

Over half of people would forgo tax cuts for greater investment in health.

# tax-cuts - Monday 8 February, 2016

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.

# tax-cuts - Sunday 20 December, 2015

Enda Kenny is looking stateside and fancies copying their low tax rates

He’s promising tax cuts but the opposition is screaming “auction politics”.

# tax-cuts - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech

“Today we reap the benefits of the hard work and resilience of the Irish people.”

IN FULL: Michael Noonan's Budget speech

“No more booms and bust.”

Open thread: What is the one thing you want to see in today's Budget?

Tax cuts? More medical cards?

# tax-cuts - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Here's how much a cut in the USC stands to benefit you

The Budget is less than a fortnight away but how would a planned tax cut affect you?

# tax-cuts - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Top Irish earners are paying more tax than the Swedes

And those on high incomes should pay less, one group says.

# tax-cuts - Saturday 5 September, 2015

# tax-cuts - Thursday 9 July, 2015

# tax-cuts - Monday 27 April, 2015

The government has a bumper €1.4 billion to give away in the next budget

The money is to be spent on tax cuts and all sorts of other electorate-pleasing jollies.

# tax-cuts - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Enda is promising tax cuts in the next budget. And the one after that and so on...

That’s as long as his government gets re-elected, mind.

# tax-cuts - Friday 23 January, 2015

Don't expect Michael Noonan to smile about his tax cuts Cheer Up Michael This post contains videos

Don't expect Michael Noonan to smile about his tax cuts

A smile from the Finance Minister wouldn’t go amiss.

# tax-cuts - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Joan and Enda want to cut your taxes.. but they're not agreed on how to do it

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste have been talking tax in recent days.

# tax-cuts - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Poll: Which would you prefer - no water charges or keep Budget boosts? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Which would you prefer - no water charges or keep Budget boosts?

A note to Fine Gael says that to avoid an income tax hike if water charges were scrapped, the Budget benefits would have to go.

# tax-cuts - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

New law would force unemployed to upload CVs to job sites - or have their dole cut Employment This post contains videos

New law would force unemployed to upload CVs to job sites - or have their dole cut

The government has launched its latest Pathways to Work document today.

Say no to austerity, it's time to build jobs with Ireland's 'spectacular' growth

Business lobbyists IBEC have doubled their economic growth forecast for the year.

# tax-cuts - Monday 6 October, 2014

Here are 7 things we know about the Budget so far

With just over a week to go, we’re getting excited.

# tax-cuts - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

There's "no room" in the Irish economy for tax cuts - we should be investing instead

The conditions just aren’t right yet, the Nevin Institute has said.

# tax-cuts - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

'I wouldn’t dare do such a thing': After Enda's scolding, Leo isn't talking about the Budget this week

The Health Minister was remaining tight-lipped about the Budget this morning.

# tax-cuts - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

With 48 days to Budget 2015 Fine Gael and Labour are already drawing their battle lines

Fine Gael is talking tax cuts while Labour is all about wage increases.

# tax-cuts - Monday 12 May, 2014

Pat Rabbitte thinks that government needs "to get a grip"

He added that tax cuts need to be on table in coming months.

# tax-cuts - Monday 28 April, 2014

Mandate union secures €20m in pay increases for 40,000 members

By winning pay increases, Mandate says members have more money to spend in the local economy.

# tax-cuts - Friday 25 April, 2014

Poll: Should pay cuts in the civil service be reversed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should pay cuts in the civil service be reversed?

Unions are calling for pay rises ahead of tax cuts for the general public.

# tax-cuts - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Government told to stick to €2 billion austerity plans

Draft stability programme update published with cuts and savings target intact.

# tax-cuts - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Tax 'grinch' calls on government to hold off on cuts

Chambers Ireland chief wants to see more signs of recovery before easing tax burden.

# tax-cuts - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Social Justice Ireland says Government’s new tax proposals should be rejected

The think tank said the proposals should be rejected as they will only benefit higher earners.

# tax-cuts - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Michael Noonan: I’ll consider tax cuts, Richard Bruton: I won’t consider wage hikes

On day two of the Fine Gael Ard Fheis, the Minister for Finance has given the clearest indication yet that a tax cut is on the way.

# tax-cuts - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Tax-cut talk is "a return to auction politics", Dáil is told

Joan Collins says that it would be “convenient” if the government could afford a tax cut in the run-up to the general election in 2016.

# tax-cuts - Monday 17 February, 2014

Noonan says income tax cuts are not a play for popularity

The Minister for Finance said once they have the resources, the Irish government will look to cutting income tax.

# tax-cuts - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

No decision on income tax cut until closer to the Budget - Kenny

Middle-income families stand to benefit from any tax cuts next year, but by how much won’t be clearer until closer to the October Budget.

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