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Brian Keegan: A long goodbye to the USC is upon us

Brian Keegan: A long goodbye to the USC is upon us

Paschal Donohoe’s announcement of the USC merger with PRSI is putting the cost cart before the entitlements horse

Donohoe’s officials warn against new cuts to USC and income tax

Donohoe’s officials warn against new cuts to USC and income tax

Government only has an estimated €500 million for tax cuts and spending increases in the forthcoming budget

Too many promises, no voice of reason

Too many promises, no voice of reason

Conservative debate could have prevented a pre-crash budget that encourages borrowing when we can ill afford it

Being strategic with social policy

Being strategic with social policy

By turning our backs on goody bags and focusing on investment, we can aim to address crises identified before budget day

Budget 2017: Another roll of the dice

Budget 2017: Another roll of the dice

Budget Day saw the government unveil its latest plan to tackle Ireland’s dysfunctional property market, but opinion is split on whether it will achieve its goals

Inside the budget negotiations

Inside the budget negotiations

With so many claimants wanting chunks of the fiscal pie, negotiations on Budget 2017 went right to the wire

Budget 2017 special: ‘What’s in it for us?’

Budget 2017 special: ‘What’s in it for us?’

Everyone conveniently forgot that five years ago we were looking at swingeing tax increases

Budget 2017: The Brexit-shaped hole in the budget

Budget 2017: The Brexit-shaped hole in the budget

The government’s defence of its limp budget response to Brexit is that its impact is impossible to predict, but it must come up with a plan

Budget 2017: The missteps, the empty promises and policy flunks

Budget 2017: The missteps, the empty promises and policy flunks

There was something for everyone in Budget 2017, but few really benefited

Budget 2017: Massive spike in online search follows buyers' boost

Budget 2017: Massive spike in online search follows buyers' boost

Housing website Daft.ie records 130 per cent surge in traffic

11 moves made in today's budget

11 moves made in today's budget

There's a €5 social welfare boost, around €500m for health - and plans for a sugar tax

Budget 2017: Brian Keegan’s five things to watch out for

Budget 2017: Brian Keegan’s five things to watch out for

This Tuesday is not expected to bring any major financial shocks we can expect some notable changes in Ireland’s fiscal landscape

5,300 people appointed to public service out of 64,000 applicants

5,300 people appointed to public service out of 64,000 applicants

Large numbers of temporary workers hired to fill lower level positions

Momentum grows for mandatory pension scheme

Momentum grows for mandatory pension scheme

The “auto-enrolment” system would sign up workers automatically to a pension

Scheme sees €750m spent on home improvements

Scheme sees €750m spent on home improvements

More than 48,400 jobs have been undertaken over two years