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The average tax wedge faced by a single worker (32.3 per cent) is more than twice that faced by a one-income married couple with two children (16.1 per cent). Photograph: iStock

If you’re single in Ireland, you may already bemoan the penalty you pay on so many things for not being married. It’s not just a single supplement on (...)

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(...)