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# Tax Cuts

Last month
September 2023
Varadkar wants tax and USC cuts for middle income earners as 'they pay the most'
Budget talks will begin between the party leaders next week.
One year on, Liz Truss defends her mini-budget that sparked an economic crisis
Truss was forced out of office last October following the effects of the Budget.
This year
Varadkar promises further cut in childcare costs, as minister pushes for another 25% reduction
Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman is pushing for an overall reduction of 50% in childcare fees over two years.
Jostling between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil is all about party identity and dismantling '#FFG'
Party positioning leads to budgetary tensions between coalition partners.
McGrath says he won't be 'bullied' by Fine Gael into tax cuts in next Budget
Earlier this week, three Fine Gael junior ministers called for the next budget to contain tax breaks of up to €1,000.
Last year
Varadkar not 'hung up' on proposed 30% income tax rate
The Taoiseach initially proposed the tax rate earlier this year.
Kwasi Kwarteng told Liz Truss her decision to sack him was 'mad'
He also advised Truss to “slow down” her radical economic reforms.
UK Labour's Starmer vows to reverse ‘wrongheaded’ cut to income tax for rich
Keir Starmer rejected the UK Government’s “trickle down” economics approach.
Liz Truss's government just axed the top income tax rate for highest earners
There has been an extremely negative reaction from Labour, SNP and the SDLP on the cuts.
Liz Truss pledges to cut taxes 'immediately' if she wins Tory leadership race
Rishi Sunak said the cuts would not help the most vulnerable amid the worsening cost-of-living crisis.
All time
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two days out from the Budget, what can we expect?
One thing we know, it’s not going to be a giveaway budget.
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.
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.
Leo says he wants to cut income tax, with Fianna Fáil's help
Varadkar says there may be ‘hidden fiscal space’ he can use.
Poll: Should the Government reduce taxes?
Many economists believe that tax cuts are a bad idea.
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 vs public spending: Where do you want to see money go?
A new poll shows a division in public opinion on the topic.
Enda Kenny is looking stateside and fancies copying their low tax rates
He’s promising tax cuts but the opposition is screaming “auction politics”.
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?
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?
Top Irish earners are paying more tax than the Swedes
And those on high incomes should pay less, one group says.
People living in nine council areas can get a big Property Tax cut - is yours one of them?
If you’re in Dublin: yes.
Your USC will be cut by at least 1% in the Budget
Michael Noonan made the pledge in an interview with Newstalk this morning
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.
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.
Don't expect Michael Noonan to smile about his tax cuts
A smile from the Finance Minister wouldn’t go amiss.
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.
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.
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.
Here are 7 things we know about the Budget so far
With just over a week to go, we’re getting excited.
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.
'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.
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.