Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at an announcement of plans to abolish the USC by 2020 as part of Fine Gael’s long-term economic plan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Government’s long-promised plan to merge the universal social charge (USC) and the Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) could result in a loss of o(...)

   Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: “I will not commit to across-the-board tax cuts at this time of economic uncertainty”.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has announced only minimal changes to the personal tax code in the budget with income tax, Universal Social Char(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will have to contend with some key budget battlegrounds.

There are always rows after the budget. Some fizzle out, some drag on, some become major political controversies. And while Budget 2020 may contain le(...)

Paschal Donohoe: he said it “now seems evident” the UK wants to adopt sharply different regulatory rules to the EU after Brexit. Photograph: Getty Images

Extra help for families with childcare bills is being examined by the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, but final budget negotiations are “difficu(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said there are no plans for the Government to issue a supplementary budget in the event of a no-deal Brexit. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said there are no plans for the Government to issue a supplementary budget in the event of a no-deal Brexit, but he hinted (...)

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While better than expected exchequer returns should offer a little more room for manoeuvre, all the indications had been that Finance Minister Paschal(...)

The institute said that a person earning €75,000 pays eight times more personal tax (income tax, USC and social insurance) than someone earning €25,000. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It is “unsustainable” to keep more than 750,000 income earners outside of the tax loop, the Irish Tax Institute (ITI) has warned. In a pre-budge(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during the Fine Gael parliamentary meeting at the Garryvoe Hotel in Cork. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that next May is the “right time” for a general election as he and his ministers readied the ground for election attacks o(...)

The American Chamber said the burden of income tax imposed on Irish workers was a major barrier to attracting talent and incentivising staff. Photograph: iStock

The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland has called on the Government to prioritise income tax cuts in Budget 2020 despite the threat of Brexit. In a(...)

Can you criss-cross America without gasoline? Technically, yes. But America has 100 filling stations for every Tesla station.

“Where we going, man?” asks the narrator, Sal Paradise, in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. “I don’t know but we gotta go,” replies his friend Dean Moriar(...)

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