Professional view: budget special: Don't get your hopes up on Budget Day

Most will be wishing for an income tax reduction in this budget, but keep an eye out for what Michael Noonan does with the pension levy too, writes Emma Kennedy.

12th October, 2014

As confidence gradually returns, Irish consumers are spending again, as evidenced by various data signals, such as rising car sales.

Couple that with soaring house prices – albeit not everywhere – and it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that the boom is back.

There might be a whiff of 2006 in the air, but Ireland’s recovery is still very much a nascent one and should be treated as such, with expectations to...

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