item change up_down positive_negative
USC 1.5% down positive
Child Benefit €5 up positive
Cigarettes 50c up negative
Pension €3 up positive

Main Points...

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  • Noonan says Ireland on course to be fastest growing economy in Europe for a second year in a row 
  • Pack of cigarettes up 50c
  • Tax credit for the self-employed 
  • Home carers credit up from €800 to €1,000
  • Free GP care scheme to be extended to children under-12
  • Inheritance tax threshold increases to €280,000
  • Capital gains tax for self employed drops from 33% to 20%
  • Old Age Pension up €3 per week
  • 75% of Christmas bonus to be restored
  • Child benefit up by €5 per month
  • Budget 2016 Main points
  • Budget wrap: USC 7% rate cut to 5.5%, lower rates down by 0.5% each. 
  • Full coverage of Budget 2016