Kenny again qualifies promises he made on tax and social welfare

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has again qualified his previous commitments not to raise income tax or cut welfare rates last week, when he emphasised that the promises were contingent on the approval of the EU/ECB/IMF troika.

24th September, 2011

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has again qualified his previous commitments not to raise income tax or cut welfare rates last week, when he emphasised that the promises were contingent on the approval of the EU/ECB/IMF troika.

The Programme for Government promised that the coalition would ‘‘maintain the current rates of income tax together with bands and credits’’. It also promised to ‘‘maintain social welfare rates’’. Bothwere key election pledges for Fine Gael and Labour....

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