An estimated 36 per cent of landlords are classified as “accidental” landlords. Some 65 per cent of them own just one property and more than 70 per cent of landlords have an outstanding debt on their property. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Wide-ranging improvements in tenants’ rights as well as a raft of measures to assist landlords are strongly recommended in a report for Government.Th(...)

Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance giving a Budget 2015 press conference at Government Buildings. Photograph: Alan Betson

1 am on a pension of €20,736. What is the benefit for me in the budget changes to the Universal Social Charge?Ms N O’C, email Following the budget, yo(...)

When a colleague is mean to you, it can be hard to know how to respond. Some people are tempted to let aggressive behaviour slide in the hopes that the person will stop. Others find themselves fighting back.

When a colleague is mean to you, it can be hard to know how to respond. Some people are tempted to let aggressive behaviour slide in the hopes that(...)

In percentage terms, the biggest beneficiaries will be those with a gross income of less than €12,000. Photograph:  iStockPhoto

This was the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan’s, fourth budget, but the first to leave at least some people marginally better off. Mr Noonan’s lat(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin at Government Buildings before the Budget announcement on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government’s decision to end the controversial “double Irish” tax arrangement used by multinationals to slash their tax bills has received promine(...)

The dual hits of water charges and property tax will take the annual net gains for even the biggest budget beneficiaries to less than €100

Irish families could be better off by more than €800 next year once all the budget changes announced yesterday are totted up.However, before burning t(...)

The two Government Ministers who announced the Budget have said it was principally directed at the “squeezed middle” or “coping classes” in society. A(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin presented Budget 2015 in the Dáil today.Measures in the first e(...)

“Budget 2015 was was not a giveaway or election budget. But compared to the workhouse rations of gruel that were meted out over the past seven years, this was a bonanza budget. There can be no doubt about that.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Compared to some of the budgets delivered by Charlie McCreevy when he was in full pomp, Budget 2015 was not a giveaway or election budget. But compare(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan shortly before his Budget 2015 speech, at Government Buildings in Dublin, today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A Cheann Comhairle,When the Government took office in March 2011 we set out a plan to regain control of Ireland’s fiscal and economic policies, to gro(...)

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