(...) simply increase the income threshold gradually over time, as public finances allow. That way people who(...)

Robert Watt, secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. Photograph: Frank Miller /	Irish Times

(...) will engage with unions, but discussions would have to reflect the health of public finances and(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton interviewed by Digital Development Editor Hugh Linehan in The Irish Times office. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said the recovery in the public finances means the Government can now make(...)

(...) public finances , as it appeared that all sides were given some of what they wanted. A new process must(...)

Income tax receipts in January-February were €183 million stronger than in 2014 and spending in the Department of Social Protection declined by €238 million

(...) effort to assert order in the public finances, which essentially means that the degree fiscal space under(...)

Every passenger that departs from a UK airport must pay Air Passenger Duty (APD) although rates vary depending on the destination and ticket class, most people currently pay £13 on the price of a short-haul ticket.

(...) alone would have to be funded from our own public finances. “This tax is imposed and set by the UK(...)

“In the end, it was partly Ishbel’s activism and meddling that was her – and her husband’s – undoing.”

In a commemorative decade where public attention is mostly trained on events of large-scale and(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: EU rules will still limit what Ministers can plan to spend next year. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

(...) month for the government finances. Rising employment continues to support income taxes, and the long(...)

It has become increasingly easy to shop around for treatment thanks to dentists displaying their prices not just in their practices but also online

It’s undoubtedly a pain in the mouth, but since public dental cover was slashed by the government(...)

Former minister for finance Brian Lenihan warned proposals for compulsory redundancies ‘could provoke a serious reaction’. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

(...) some State programmes being shut down or scaled back due to the collapse in the public finances, there(...)