Tuesday January 28, 2020

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

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

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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