Will The Fiscal Space Become A Black Hole?

Since the summer, the tax taken by the state has lagged behind what the Department of Finance had expected

18th September, 2016
Michael Noonan will have a full in-tray when he returns to work after illness Picture: Fennells

Project Eagle, Apple’s €13 billion tax bill and an investigation into skyrocketing motor insurance prices. A lot of items will demand the attention of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan when he resumes work this week after a spell in hospital.

As serious as each of those issues are, the real business of the Department of Finance is underway behind the scenes. In less than four weeks, a budget will have to be delivered...

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