March boost lifts tax take ahead of target

As spending was slightly less than expected, this meant the Exchequer deficit for the period was just over €400m smaller than projected at €966m

2nd April, 2019
Exchequer deficit narrows

As spending was slightly less than expected, this meant the Exchequer deficit for the period was just over €400m smaller than projected at €966m.

Just under €12.8 billion in tax was collected in the first three months of the year, up 7.1 per cent on the same period last year and €157m more than the department had targeted.

Income tax of just under €5 billion is slightly below expectations, but this is being...

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