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# taxation - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Noonan defends Finance Bill measures for foreign skilled workers

The Minister for Finance says that the new Special Assignee Relief Programme will only apply to people whose skills are not available in Ireland.

# taxation - Saturday 26 November, 2011

Budget to be announced over two days

The Budget for next year will be unveiled by Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan on the 5 and 6 December.

# taxation - Saturday 19 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Catch up on the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Taoiseach defends 2 per cent VAT increase despite cross-border shopping fears

Retailers are worried that the increase will encourage consumers in the Republic to head across the border to shop.

# taxation - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Conflicting thoughts on Budget hike in tobacco prices

The Irish Heart Foundation is calling for a €1 tax increase on a packet of 20 cigarettes in the next Budget. But Retailers Against Smuggling believe there should be no increase in excise on tobacco.

# taxation - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Civil partnership tax provisions 'to be introduced by end of July'

A third Finance Bill of 2011 will be published in the coming weeks and enacted by the end of July, Michael Noonan says.

# taxation - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Taoiseach says Ireland will focus on 'Islamic finance' expansion

Speaking at a conference today in Dublin, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the Central Bank has already “authorised a number of Sharia-compliant funds”.

# taxation - Sunday 8 May, 2011

European Commission supports Ireland's bailout interest rate cut: Hayes

The junior minister said more work must be done to ensure a bailout rate cut, but said the Commission is on side.

# taxation - Sunday 1 May, 2011

Government scales back plans to cut pension tax relief

Proposals under the National Recovery Plan included cutting pension tax relief to 20 per cent. Instead, the government wants a 33 per cent flat rate on all contributions.