So much for a low tax government

So much for a low tax government
Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance, with Michael McGrath, assistant secretary of the budget, taxation and economic division. Photo: Feargal Ward

The four-year fiscal plan's reliance on tax increases, rather than cuts, has the potential to damage the economic growth that has impressed global markets, writes Danny McCoy

The government's new four-year fiscal plan sets out a credible approach to getting the public finances back on track, and provides greater clarity on the way forward. It nevertheless gets it wrong on a number of fronts.

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