carbon taxes

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As much as Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe may wish it were otherwise, a rise in carbon taxes is firmly on the agenda for Budget 2020. Photograph: iStock

For years, the Government has dodged, ducked, swerved and skipped it in every way possible. But the issue of how to implement a significant and behavi(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe at RTÉ Radio 1 for Today with Sean O’Rourke. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Up to the early 1980s, the production of the budget was a major logistical exercise for the Department of Finance. Any change in the draft meant that (...)

An increase in excise duty on diesel was just one of several measures that had been widely expected to feature in Budget 2018 but which ultimately  got no mention. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

In a budget that was largely devoid of measures that had not been well flagged in advance, the only real surprise was perhaps in some hotly tipped mea(...)