Budget 2015

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Austin Hughes, chief economist with KBC Ireland; Susan Kilty, international tax partner, PwC; and Joe Tynan, head of tax, PwC, at the PwC Budget Breakfast at the Convention Centre in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A high-profile angel investor has heavily criticised the Government for a perceived lack of support for start-ups, as criticism of Budget 2015 gather(...)

The increased social welfare Christmas bonus will not cover the cost of “a decent pair of shoes and a coat”, a pensioner told Minister for Finance Mi(...)

The establishment of Irish Water was conducted in a way that kept most of its spending and borrowing off the State balance sheet, for the purpose of judging EU targets. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

The Government cannot back down on implementing the water charges without it having a very significant impact on its budgetary arithmetic. Official es(...)

State-aid inquiries: outgoing EU competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia at a news conference at the EU Commission on the corporate taxation of Amazon in Luxembourg. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Within 30 minutes of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan announcing the end of the “double Irish” tax loophole in Tuesday’s budget, the European Un(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan abolished the “Double Irish” loophole in the budget. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish officials are examining the feasibility of a 6.25 per cent rate on a new corporate tax scheme as the Government moves to shore up inward invest(...)

A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange this week. As fears from Ebola and a global slowdown spread, stocks plunged. Photograph: Getty Images

Is the horror show back? The return of turmoil to global markets serves as a sharp reminder of the disruption that brought the Irish economy to the br(...)

The SFA claims
 that
 the Government has broken a promise to end the 3 per cent USC charge imposed earlier on the self-employed.

The Small Firms Association is urging its members to lobby TDs in the hope of reversing what it sees as an unfair aspect of the budget.The association(...)

Austerity has not ended but is entering into a new phase after Budget 2015, a conference on the impact of Tuesday’s Budget heard today. Michael Taft, (...)

Tanaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton (left) and Mary Lou McDonald Sinn Fein, at the IBEC and Women for Election post-budget debate in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Budget 2015 got a cautious welcome at a debate hosted by Ibec and the Women for Election campaign group on Thursday, but there were complaints that it(...)

The tax failed to yield a single cent for the Exchequer in the five years since its introduction.

A tax scrapped by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan in the budget has proven to be the most unsuccessful in living memory after failing to yield a (...)

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