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Last month
September 2023
Cuts to USC under consideration as part of Budget, confirms Tánaiste
Budget talks are set to intensify next week.
This year
'Pay discrimination': Bill seeks to give under-20s the same minimum wage as everyone else
PBP TD Paul Murphy said that existing legislation allowing 17-year-olds to be paid as little as €7.91 per hour is ‘perverse and exploitative’.
Majority of voters want USC scrapped, new polling shows
The desire for the controversial tax to be abolished is consistent across the political spectrum of voters.
Great expectations as LeBron James' son commits to play at USC
The talented teen is ranked among the top US high school prospects.
Last year
FF Ard Fheis rejects motion to abolish the USC, minister says new 30% tax rate under review
The event takes place in the RDS in Dublin today with Taoiseach Micheál Martin due to give his speech at 6.30pm.
Find out how Budget 2023 tax changes will affect your take-home pay
Changes to income tax bands, USC rate bands and personal tax credits have been announced.
'I don't say it lightly': Housing crisis is a breach in the social contract, says Tánaiste
In an exclusive interview, Leo Varadkar also indicated the minimum wage is to increase.
Varadkar says the Government needs to have "another go" at fixing the housing crisis
Renters need more help, declares Tánaiste
However, Budget 2023 will not have all the solutions to fix property situation
Explainer: Was the USC meant to be a temporary measure?
Some politicians’ stances on the tax have changed over the years.
Taoiseach says USC will not be abolished due to increased public expenditure in recent years
Martin said that it would not be abolished due to the rise in public expenditure in recent years.
All time
Hollywood, the NFL and OJ - the remarkable tale of the Dublin kid who lived the American dream
Adrian Young was a star with the Philadelphia Eagles but that’s only half of an inexplicable tale.
USC will not be abolished if Fianna Fáil enter government
The taxpayer was led to believe the USC was a temporary tax, imposed to see us through the dark days.
Why hasn't the government merged the PRSI and the USC yet? Minister says it's 'complex'
Sinn Féin says the lack of follow-through in the amalgamation is just another broken promise by Fine Gael.
Here's what Budget 2019 means for someone earning around €100,000
Changes to the Universal Social Charge and entry point levels mean savings of nearly €300.
What will Budget 2019 mean for those earning around €50,000?
There will be some modest savings for earners next year.
What Budget 2018 means for someone earning around €20,000
Thanks to changes to the Universal Social Charge, there will be some modest savings next year.
Two days out from the Budget, what can we expect?
One thing we know, it’s not going to be a giveaway budget.
Fianna Fáil on Budget 2018: Tax cuts will be 'modest' while social welfare increases 'won't be miserly'
Budget talks are going down to the wire between the two parties this weekend.
California police say no sign of active shooter on college campus despite reports
Staff at the University of Southern California had received reports of gunfire on campus.
Poll: Do you think Budget 2018 should cut USC or increase income tax bands?
A political row is heating up over what should be done about the USC.
Fine Gael are on a collision course with Fianna Fáil over the USC
Fianna Fáil’s Micheal Martin said the confidence and supply agreement is clear that there must be reductions in the USC.
One month out from the Budget, what can we expect?
One thing we know, it’s not going to be a giveaway budget.
USC's blind long snapper gives us the first great highlight of the college football season
Jake Olson was the star of the win.
Sinn Féin accuses Fine Gael of 'populist policy' as it retracts promise to abolish USC
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe yesterday announced plans to merge USC and PRSI.
Cheaper food, but higher rent: Living wage increases to €11.70 an hour
The current housing crisis has been the main driver of the increased wage rate.
Student stabs college professor to death in 'personal dispute'
The student was arrested.
'I don't want to see that happen': Risk of row backs on garda resources without Lansdowne, says minister
Minister Paschal Donohoe is holding the line that the Lansdowne Road Agreement is the only show in town.
'Don't scrap the USC - it's one of the fairest and most progressive taxes in Ireland'
David Gibney writes that if you scrap the USC, the revenue must be found elsewhere or we will face deteriorated public services.
What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €40,000
What does the budget mean for you?
What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €100,000
Has it been a good or bad day for you?
What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €20,000
Has the budget changed things for you?
What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €30,000
How does this change things for you?
Confirmed: USC will be cut
The cuts in the tax mean that people earning €35,000 a year will save €175.
Budget 2017 tried to give a little bit to everyone (but not everyone is happy)
Here’s everything to know about Budget 2017.
Poll: Are you optimistic about the Budget?
After much speculation, tomorrow is D-Day.
Ireland's much-hated tax that just won't go away: The Universal Social Charge
It’s difficult to remember a time when those three letters weren’t on your payslip.
7 big questions about the Budget, answered by an expert
We spoke to KBC economist Austin Hughes about how the upcoming Budget will affect you day to day.
Here’s how much it would cost to get rid of the USC for incomes under €100,000
Finance Minister Michael Noonan said taxpayers are getting a cut in the USC.
Here's how much your tax goes up as your wages increase
Workers here often pay more in tax than those in other European countries.
Think tank warns Government against prioritising higher earners in the Budget
Single earners above €70,044 would gain €3,145 per annum, more than 4.5 times the gains for a worker on €25,000.
Scrapping the USC could lead to an increase in property tax... of 600%
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty this morning described the alternative options to USC revealed via Freedom of Information as “shocking”.