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The Government has collected just over €35bn  in taxes so far this year, €212m  less than expected. The below-par performance was again down to income tax, which came in 1.4% or €188m below profile. Photograph: Getty Images

Tax receipts for the first nine months of the year are still running behind target, suggesting Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will have little s(...)

The Government has already received €6.6 billion from AIB, all of which has been used to repay the national debt. The next tranche of capital from the bank should be used to invest in infrastructure.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Government is trying to shut down the debate over what should be done with the proceeds of selling AIB. It blames the EU’s Stability and Growth Pa(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin warns of threats to Ireland’s economic model. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Ireland could be facing an even bigger recession than the one it has just come through as a result of Brexit and a potential downturn in the world eco(...)

The director of the Irish Beverage Council, Kevin McPartlan, said the Minister for Finance is labouring ‘under the delusion that additional taxes on soft drinks will have any positive impact on obesity’. Photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has announced he intends to proceed with his plan to introduce a tax on sugary drinks, but not until April 2018. (...)

The 1 per cent rate of USC falls to 0.5 per cent on the first €12,012 of eligible income. The next band has come down to 2.5 per cent from 3 per cent for income between €12,013 and €18,772. There will be a reduction to 5 per cent from 5.5 per cent for income between €18,773 and €70,044. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has reduced three rates of the Universal Social Charge in a move that will cost the exchequer €335 million in a f(...)

While  CGT was halved to 20 per cent in 1998, the past two governments increased it gradually between 2008 and 2012 to 33 per cent

The Small Firms Association has called on the Government to return capital gains tax to the 20 per cent rate that was levied on profits from asset sal(...)

The Commission of Inquiry into IBRC is investigating disposals by the bank - which was the former Anglo Irish Bank - involving write-downs of €10 million or more - including the sale of Siteserv.

The inquiry into Irish Bank Resolution Corporation sell-offs, including the sale of Siteserv to Denis O’Brien, would face successful legal challenges (...)

Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, delivering last year’s Budget. Small businesses across Ireland want to see the Minister cut the rate of capital gains tax in this year’s Budget. (Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times)

Reducing the rate of capital gains tax (CGT)from 33 per cent to 20 per cent will unlock investment and make Ireland a more attractive place to sell a(...)

Minister of Finance Michael Noonan. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

The Minister for Finance’s distinct lack of enthusiasm for sending Nama officials north to answer questions about Project Eagle is in marked contrast (...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin said the Government has created 104,000 new jobs since the launch of the first action plan for jobs in 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Wage increases will not only hinder the recovery, but they will also cost jobs, Small Firms Association (SFA) chairman AJ Noonan told an audience in D(...)

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