child benefit

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A new baby doesn’t mean your personal finances have to be on a cliff-edge. Photograph: iStock

So, you’re having a baby? That means life is going to change and your personal finances will have to change too. Babies cost money but, if you plan ri(...)

 The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe:  has  signalled no negative impact on personal taxation, even in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Photograph:  Alan Betson / The Irish Times

We’ve seen many changes to our personal tax burden over the past 10 years, tracing the shape of the economy; from a relatively lighter load back in 20(...)

‘Child benefit is paid to mothers, this does not protect them from personally experiencing deprivation. Photograph: iStock

In 1977, the UK’s Labour government decided that child benefit would be paid to mothers, rather than, as previously, to fathers. This change reflected(...)

Ireland is not a high tax country. The Republic collects one of the lowest amounts of tax as a proportion of GDP in the OECD.

With the budget fast approaching, tax cuts are on everyone’s minds. But is it time for a wider analysis of our tax system? It’s not something we’re i(...)

I am currently saving the child benefit allowance which I receive for my two teenage children in An Post Childcare Plus Accounts. I am in a position(...)

It’s been almost nine years since Brian Cowen delivered his fourth budget as Minister for Finance, and his first against a “challenging economic back(...)

On child benefit, Joan Burton strongly argues there is no case for further reductions.

    Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has strongly indicated there will be no reductions in child benefit in October’(...)