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“This is a tax on the health of the people of Ireland,” said the Health Stores Ireland spokesman Matt Ronan. Photograph: iStock

Health stores have reacted angrily to moves that could see Revenue impose a VAT rate of 23 per cent on food supplements including vitamins, minerals, (...)

Pro-smokers group Forest Ireland reacted with dismay and said smokers “have been the whipping boys of successive governments for far too long”.

Fuel and alcohol were spared any tax increases in Paschal Dohohoe’s second budget but tobacco was hit hard again as the Minister for Finance confirmed(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will have  €270 million or so for tax cuts unless he takes further revenue-raising measures.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has indicated he’ll have about €800 million for new spending and tax measures in Budget 2019, to be allocated on(...)

Toyota was the most popular new car brand in July, according to CSO data

The number of new cars taking to our roads is down 4.5 per cent this year, while used car imports are up 11.3 per cent, according to figures from the (...)

Car prices may rise significantly on the back of new emissions tests being rolled out over the next 12 months

The idea of a usage tax on private motorists seems eminently sensible on paper, but Government policy doesn’t exist in a vacuum. The reality is that m(...)

Programme for government includes the retention of the VAT rate provided rates remain competitive

It’s budget time, which means the 9 per cent VAT rate enjoyed by the hospitality sector is once again up for debate. Previously, the view was that th(...)

The latest figures show the Government collected just under €30.5 billion in taxes for the period, which was €209 million less than it expected at the start of the year.  File photograph: Getty Images

Exchequer returns for the first eight months of the year suggest the scope for spending increases and tax cuts in October’s budget remains extremely l(...)

Sean Quinn: behind Quinnbet with his son and two sons-in-law. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Seán Quinn, his son Seán Quinn jnr and sons-in-law Stephen Kelly and Niall McPartland have launched their Quinnbet online betting venture at a time wh(...)

The Revenue this week set out various options that Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe might pursue in his first budget on October 10th. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Pre-budget speculation ramped up this week with the publication of papers from the Tax Strategy Group. The group of senior civil servants set out vari(...)

About  140,000 racegoers are expected to converge on Galway to wager €13 million between the betting ring and tote.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Government is weighing an increase in betting tax that horseracing and breeding groups suggest could be passed to punters. The news comes as an e(...)

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