Noonan confident of meeting deficit target

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said he is confident of Ireland meeting this years deficit-to-GDP ratio target of 8.6 per cent after robust tax revenue growth so far this year.

17th October, 2012

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said he is confident of Ireland meeting this years deficit-to-GDP ratio target of 8.6 per cent after robust tax revenue growth so far this year.

"The end-September Exchequer Returns were generally positive showing robust tax revenue growth," he told the Select Committee on Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform today.

"Indeed tax revenues in the first nine months of the year were 1.5 per cent ahead of our expectations with three...

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