Budget 2019

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Under proposals, councils would be given targets of how many houses they should build and the work would then be contracted on to private developers. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Fianna Fáil is to insist on the inclusion of a €100 million affordable housing scheme for first-time buyers in this year’s budget. The proposal woul(...)

Independent Alliance members Shane Ross, John Halligan and Finian McGrath.  To help tackle the housing crisis they want investors buying multiple homes to  pay an extra 10%  of the purchase price in tax on each property.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Investors buying multiple homes or apartments in new developments would be hit with a 10 per cent levy on every such property they buy under budget pl(...)

A  Department of Finance report on environmental taxes outlines  longer-term proposals to ensure motoring continues to  generate taxes for the State. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

Motorists may be taxed on the distance they drive rather than paying excise on fuel at petrol station pumps, under plans proposed by senior officials.(...)

Trying to interpret trends in the Irish economy is always controversial given the distortions to our data caused by the presence of major multinationa(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  said the Government would “of course” have to first discuss the issue  with Fianna Fáil.  Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has indicated the Government will increase carbon tax in the budget. “We are very much of the view that if we are going to mee(...)

The 9% VAT rate was the “right rate for the sector”, according to the Irish Hotels Federation

A mooted Government move to single out hotels for an increase in the special lower VAT rate would be “absolutely incredible” and would undermine the s(...)

The papers, published on Tuesday, examine the income levels at which earners enter the higher income tax rate in other countries, illustrating that the €34,550 level in Ireland is relatively low. File photograph: Getty Images

An increase in the income level at which earners become liable to the higher 40 per cent income tax rate, and more tax relief for the self-employed, n(...)

The offer by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) of an extension to the confidence-and-supply arrangement has put Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin (right) on the spot, and some leading members of his party are angry at the fact that it became public so quickly. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The offer by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at their face to face meeting in Killarney last week of a two year extension (...)

File photograph: Alan Betson

It is more than a year since the All-Party Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare set out it’s 10-year vision for the future of the health s(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has committed to lowering the tax burden for middle-income earners but on a “gradual” basis.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has committed to lowering the tax burden for middle-income earners but on a “gradual” basis. He said doing too mu(...)

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