Secretary general of the Department  of Public Expenditure and Law Reform Robert Watt  is among those speaking at an economics  forum in September. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Robert Watt, the secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at the 42nd Dublin Ec(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said his approach in relation to ‘departmental expenditure ceilings’ was sensible and informed by the experience of the crash. Photograph: Tom Honan

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has rejected claims that his spending forecasts “lack credibility” and that he is using unsustainable corporation(...)

In 2009, when the financial crisis struck and car sales collapsed, the tax take fell to €375 million.

So what are the main points of the proposed new motor tax regime? Basically it boils down to this: For all motorists – Increases in the price of di(...)

The Taoiseach has long promised to merge the universal social charge and pay-related social insurance. File photograph: Alan Betson

One of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s key taxation promises could be “inequitable” and lead to increased benefits for higher earners while middle-income tax(...)

Food supplement industry demands action. Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin with Irish Health Trade Association   member Alan Martin,   managing director  Jonathan Griffin and   general secretary Phil Costigan, outside Leinster House. File photograph: Maxwell Photography

Food supplements will have to be taxed, the tax strategy group has found. The only issue is whether that should be at the standard rate of 23 per cent(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe doubled betting tax this year to 2 per cent of turnover. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The Government is considering cutting betting duty by allowing bookies a tax-free turnover of €2.5 million a year in a move aimed at aiding smaller pl(...)

Four reits – Green, Hibernia, Yew Grove and I-Res – listed on the Irish Stock Exchange between 2013 and last year. They own about €3.7 billion worth of property. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dividends paid by real-estate investment trusts (reits) to their shareholders multiplied by almost 10 times to €93.5 million over the four years to 20(...)

Daniel Mackey and Peter Coppinger of, overall winners of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in 2018. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Increasing the lifetime limit on the relief offered to entrepreneurs selling their businesses to €15 million could cost the exchequer €84 million in t(...)

Day-to-day spending in health is running €519 million or 6.8 per cent higher than in the same period in 2018. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It is “critical” that the Department of Health controls spending overruns this year, the Government has said, adding that new control measures had led(...)

The proposed alternative tax regime would see the number of VRT bands increase from 11 to 14, with a new low rate of 7 per cent applied to vehicles with emissions below 51g/km. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Major changes to the motor tax regime are proposed in a new plan from senior Government officials. These involve an increase in the number of tax band(...)

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