Wednesday April 8, 2020

Fine Gael launch puts tax cuts and Brexit to fore

Taoiseach has ‘shown spine’ in talks over Britain’s departure from EU, says Coveney

24th January, 2020
Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney at Fine Gael’s manifesto launch: the Tánaiste said that Micheál Martin was not the man to represent Ireland in the Brexit negotiations. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Leo Varadkar said he wanted people to feel “the growing strength of our economy” in their payslips as he launched Fine Gael’s manifesto today.

The Taoiseach focused on the so-called squeezed middle, promising to increase the threshold for higher rate of tax from €35,300 to €50,000. He said this would mean an extra €3,000 to the average single person.

“We have made some good progress, but I know its not enough,”...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

In response to TDs’ complaints, a process of ‘peeling back the onion’ will examine how Fianna Fáil lost eight of its 45 seats

Michael Brennan | 3 weeks ago

Leo Varadkar will have to jettison several ministers if the party agrees to a coalition with Fianna Fáil

Michael Brennan | 3 weeks ago

Fianna Fáil fears that some Green TDs do not want to be in office during what is increasingly likely to be a time of tough economic conditions

Michael Brennan | 3 weeks ago