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The Bank of Mum and Dad is an intrinsic, albeit informal, element of the financial services structure in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

(...) on budget day. Instead, it was snuck into the Finance Bill without fanfare. With a housing crisis(...)

You can draw down only a maximum of 4 per cent a year from an AMRF whereas with an ARF you can make a once-off withdrawal of 20 per cent.

While the budget may be the day that grabs the attention, it is the Finance Bill that often has the(...)

For a Government half-way through its term of office, tightening fiscal policy in all our interests may be difficult to achieve.

When the Minister for Finance was laying out his plans for the budget in the summer, he anticipated(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath before they delivered Budget 2022. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Budget 2022. Readers taking part in a live online Q&A session at The Irish Times on Wednesday were(...)

As Tánaiste Leo Varadkar recently said, there will be tax measures aimed at “middle-income people in particular”, as well as a welfare package to offset the impact of the rising cost of living. Photograph:  Thomas Trutschel/Photothek/Getty

Government sets out its budget on October 12th. As Tánaiste Leo Varadkar recently said, there will be tax(...)

If Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe can keep the economy in as reasonable shape as possible, we stand a good chance being pleasantly surprised by the post-pandemic landscape. Photograph: Julien Behal

Ireland and Britain are both looking forward to the fiscal event of the year, the autumn budget(...)

The shock to our economy from a disorderly Brexit would reduce our national income by about 4 per cent, and lead to a major rise in unemployment

(...), under EU rules, the budget for next year has to be submitted to the Dáil in early October, while we won(...)

Chancellor Philip Hammond. Photograph: PA

(...). Mr Hammond, who is due to announce an annual budget plan on Monday, said he would be able to show(...)

Italian students   protest in Rome against the policies of the right-wing Five Star Movement-League government. Photograph: Massimo Percossi/EPA

Italy’s cabinet was due to meet later on Monday but the approval of the 2019 budget, which(...)

Irish Bookmakers Association  chief executive Sharon Byrne predicted the betting tax increase will close 300 shops with the loss of 1,500 jobs.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Irish racing will benefit by an extra €3.2 million after Tuesday’s budget, taking its allocation(...)

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