Fresh pressure on the exchequer from weakening tax revenues will intensify pressure to reach a deal with the social partners on a €2 billion cutback plan, due to be announced this week.
There has been a further deterioration in the public finances, with new figures to be released showing a €600 million decline in the tax take for January, compared with last year.
Tax receipts for the month are down between 13 and 15 per...
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