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# exchequer - Monday 28 September, 2020

Sugar tax: Revenue from it more than doubled from €16m to €33m last year

The tax was brought in to try reduce the harm caused by sugary drinks on Irish people’s health.

# exchequer - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Exchequer deficit of €7.4 billion in July as tax revenues fell by 18.6%

The deterioration of €8.3 billion in Ireland’s Exchequer was largely driven by increases in expenditure in response to Covid-19.

# exchequer - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

NAMA pays two billion euro in first payment to the Irish Exchequer

The total payment to the Exchequer is expected to be €4.4bn by 2022.

# exchequer - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Exchequer deficit was €7.5 billion in April - more than double this time last year

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe described it as a ‘sharp deterioration on the public finances”.

# exchequer - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Ireland's corporation tax receipts set to take a hit under new rules and fall by up to €2bn

Ireland’s corporation tax increased again this year.

# exchequer - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Ireland has spent €121m on carbon credits due to failure to reach emissions targets

The government will have to pay out additional funds next year.

# exchequer - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Political parties received €5.9m in State funding last year

Eight political parties qualified for Exchequer funding in 2018.

# exchequer - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Government hopes to make €27m from sugar tax this year alone

The new tax kicked in on 1 May.

# exchequer - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

The State's public service pension liability currently stands at €114.5 billion

The figure was calculated under the assumption that future pension increases will continue to be in line with pay rates

# exchequer - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Poll: Would you buy cigarettes or alcohol on the black market? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you buy cigarettes or alcohol on the black market?

Black market goods can represent a huge loss to the Exchequer.

Revenue seizes over 600 litres of alcohol at Dublin Port

They made the seizure a couple of days before St Patrick’s Day celebrations kick off.

# exchequer - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Vulture funds pay just €8,000 in tax on €10 billion of assets

New research has shown companies pay just €250 in tax a year.

Booze, petrol, cigs: This is how much an extra 10 cent on our 'luxuries' would bring in Money Money Money This post contains a poll

Booze, petrol, cigs: This is how much an extra 10 cent on our 'luxuries' would bring in

An increase of a couple of cent could mean big bucks to the State coffers.

# exchequer - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Cash, cigarettes and tobacco seized in Revenue raids

Revenue discovered the tobacco products following a number of searches in the Louth area.

# exchequer - Friday 23 December, 2016

Harris pushed for €1 increase on cigarettes and 75c on wine

There was a 50 cent increase on cigarettes in Budget 2017 but none of Harris’ recommendations on alcohol were included.

# exchequer - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Suspension of water charges will cost the taxpayer €115 million extra in 2017

It has also been revealed that the programme for installing domestic water meter is now under review following the suspension of charges.

# exchequer - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Three arrested after cigarettes found hidden in a pretty unusual place

More than 40,000 were found stuffed into mannequins.

# exchequer - Monday 15 June, 2015

Barnardos has a plan to make education free for primary school children

The children’s charity estimates that €103 million would eliminate costs for all parents.

# exchequer - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Arts Council doles out €30m among 200 arts organisations around Ireland

The council said it was mindful to help position the arts to benefit from and play a full part in the national recovery.

# exchequer - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Tayto crisps, Mary Lou McDonald, and U2: The week in numbers

Plus: How many homeowners are more than two years behind with their mortgage repayments?

# exchequer - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Where does Ulster Bank's €3.5 million fine go?

To us, actually.

# exchequer - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

The difference between now and this time last year? About €2 billion

Ticking along nicely.

Revenue busts oil laundering plant that could have cost State €10m a year

A 42-year-old man was arrested in connection with the find, which included a large among of laundered fuel and toxic waste.

# exchequer - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

"We're not in a position to write large cheques": Enda plays down tax-cut talk

The Cabinet’s back tomorrow, and the Budget’s in six weeks. But the Taoiseach’s not giving much away…

# exchequer - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

# exchequer - Friday 4 July, 2014

The Briefcase: good news on the economy, a boom-time property market and the most hated family in Ireland Inbox Me This post contains a poll

# exchequer - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

The exchequer tax take is €500 million ahead of target

Despite the positive overall picture, overspend in the Department of Health is still proving a drag on State finances.

# exchequer - Friday 16 May, 2014

Impact: We want more pay... as long as the economy can handle it

The public service union will only seek increased pay if the government reaches deficit targets.

# exchequer - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Going, going, gone: Criminal Assets Bureau sells Rolex on eBay for €8,200

The last watch the CAB sold on the auction website went for €7,000.

# exchequer - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Adrian Mole, Hitler, and the tv licence : The week in numbers

Plus: How much money did the Criminal Assets Bureau give to the Exchequer last year from criminal activity?

# exchequer - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Pics: 100,000 cigarettes in unmarked boxes seized in Munster

The cigarettes were seized from a Ford Transit van on the Tipperary/Limerick border this afternoon.

# exchequer - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Ask your council candidates to pledge to publish receipts for their expenses

The only way to affect real change in politics is at the ballot box. Ask you local council candidate whether they plan to voluntarily publish receipts for their expenses. If they will, tell them you’ll vote for them. If not, good luck and goodbye.

# exchequer - Saturday 14 December, 2013

60,000 cigarettes seized by Customs officers in Cork

Cigarettes and a quantity of tobacco were found when a car was stopped by gardaí on the M8 this morning.

# exchequer - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Six tax defaulters paid out bills of over €1 million each between June and September

A businessman in Cork, a Galway hotel and a Wexford pub topped the list, which amounted to over €27 million for the quarter.

# exchequer - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Pay-and-file tax deadline won't change next year, 2015 date could be earlier though

The Government have said it remains their plan to bring forward to date to submit tax returns but it won’t happen until 2015 at the earliest.

# exchequer - Monday 18 November, 2013

Fuel laundering plant with 10m litre capacity uncovered in rural Waterford

The operation was found near the town of Portlaw, some 19km west of Waterford City, earlier today.

# exchequer - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Here's how much extra tax the government expects to take next year

Michael Noonan will be a happy man if these targets are hit…

# exchequer - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Levy on banks of €150 million a year until 2016

Domestic banks will pay the levy totaling €150 million a year for the next three years with each bank to pay based on interest on thier deposits.

# exchequer - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Drogheda and Tallaght blackspots for illicit cigarettes

The research firm MS Intelligence examined discarded cigarette packs on the streets and in bins and found that Drogheda and Tallaght were the worst affected areas

# exchequer - Monday 16 September, 2013

Noonan: We might have some leeway if figures ahead of Budget are positive

Michael Noonan indicated there may be a Budget adjustment of less than €3.1 billion if there’s good news contained in two key sets of data, but he said the final figure had not yet been decided.

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