Fine Gael launch puts tax cuts and Brexit to fore

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24th January, 2020
Fine Gael launch puts tax cuts and Brexit to fore
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,”...

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