The case for cutting taxes is “extremely weak”, an economic think-tank has said —while two groups have called for fuel taxes to be lowered in this year’s budget.
Tue, 19 Sep, 2017
The economy could grow by as much as an “above trend” 4.4% this year, one economic think-tank has said.
Tue, 27 Jun, 2017
Another economic think-tank has called on the Government to hold off on tax cuts in next month’s budget; saying the current fiscal space is too tight.
Tue, 27 Sep, 2016
The environment minister who set up Irish Water and warned non-payers their service would be cut “to a trickle” has refused to say whether the utility should be scrapped.
Thu, 10 Mar, 2016
Middle-income earners could see their Irish Water bills hiked to over €350 if imminent government formation talks result in new subsidies for vulnerable people.
Wed, 09 Mar, 2016
Tue, 01 Mar, 2016
The Government has been urged to scrap plans to cut taxes in next month’s Budget, with one economic think-tank saying it risks widening the gap between rich and poor.
Thu, 24 Sep, 2015
The Nevin Economic Research Institute has called on the Government not to introduce any tax cuts in next month’s budget and to implement €800m in consolidation.
Wed, 24 Sep, 2014
The Government is being told that it can achieve economic targets with an austerity budget of just €800m, and that it could put in place a €1bn economic stimulus to create thousands of jobs.
Wed, 25 Jun, 2014
A fiscal adjustment of €800m and a spending stimulus of €1bn in October’s budget would be enough to reduce the deficit below 3% by 2015, according to the Nevin Economic Research Institute.
Wed, 25 Jun, 2014
One in 10 people in Ireland say they cannot afford to buy food, according to an international study on the effects of the economic crisis and the Government’s response.
Wed, 19 Mar, 2014
A golden circle of a dozen or so large firms have an effective monopoly on handling EU bailouts and use them to their advantage, according to an investigation by international journalists.
Wed, 18 Dec, 2013
Taxes on economic ’bads’ like carbon emissions, gambling, cigarettes and junk food are needed to raise revenue for the Exchequer, it was claimed.
Thu, 05 Sep, 2013
Ireland’s carefully constructed corporate tax regime — credited with making the country a magnet for multinational companies — could be deconstructed within 24 months under an action plan being released today.
Fri, 19 Jul, 2013
Analyses showing that the IMF had completely underestimated the effect of austerity on jobs and growth would be considered very carefully, Christine Lagarde, the head of the Washington based body, has said.
Wed, 10 Oct, 2012
The IMF has admitted it completely underestimated the effects of austerity on the Irish economy and believed the tax increases and spending cuts would not have cost so many jobs.
Tue, 09 Oct, 2012
There was never any intention to allow Ireland use an EU loan to reschedule its banking debt, diplomats have said in the clearest warning yet that the country faces an uphill struggle to cut its enormous cost.
Thu, 27 Sep, 2012
The IMF has told the Government to cut the old age pension, the minimum wage, social welfare payments, and child benefit as part of a range of measures to reduce the deficit.
Tue, 11 Sep, 2012
The European Commission has given it’s strongest signal so far that it believes Ireland could need a second bailout and that the banks could need more funds.
Thu, 31 May, 2012
If tax on Irish workers was increased to the EU average, the Government would not have to borrow to run the state each year, a thinktank claims.
Wed, 23 May, 2012
The reduction in labour costs in Ireland has been described as “remarkable” by the European economics commissioner Olli Rehn, who said further falls were expected this year and next.
Sat, 12 May, 2012
ECB president Mario Draghi has not shut the door on agreeing to help ease the burden of the €31bn Anglo Irish Bank promissory note bill.
Thu, 26 Apr, 2012
Labour costs in Ireland have fallen for the third year in a row, bringing costs to employers into line with the EU average for the first time in years.
Wed, 25 Apr, 2012
China is considering increasing its participation in the rescue funds aimed at resolving the European debt crisis.
Fri, 03 Feb, 2012
Government warnings that a vote on the EU fiscal treaty is a vote on staying in the euro could trigger a run on the banks, a leading economist warned.
Fri, 03 Feb, 2012
A CAMPAIGN group is calling on the Government to stop repaying Anglo and Irish Nationwide’s massive debts.
Thu, 19 Jan, 2012
A GROUP working to address the country’s economic inequalities says the Government could save €2 billion a year by restructuring its “IOUs” for Anglo Irish Bank.
Wed, 02 Nov, 2011