Income tax: Lower earners gain in Cowen giveaway

The first budget of the new Minister for Finance, Brian Cowen TD, has proved to be the most generous of the current Government's three-year reign.

4th December, 2004

The first budget of the new Minister for Finance, Brian Cowen TD, has proved to be the most generous of the current Government's three-year reign.

The improved economic outlook and brighter fiscal front has allowed the Minister to tackle matters that could not be addressed in the last few years.

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