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Hard times, easy money: Michael Noonan unveils a feel-good budget

Hard times, easy money: Michael Noonan unveils a feel-good budget

But how effective will it actually be in tackling the problems that face the country?

Health: A future without reform?

Health: A future without reform?

The health services are running just to stand still, and the budget offered nothing to avert a situation which is likely only to get worse

Selling the budget to the people

Selling the budget to the people

Richard Bruton is adamant the coalition is not simply repeating the mistakes of the past

Wooing the grumpy middle

Wooing the grumpy middle

The budget offered concrete evidence that austerity is no longer the central fact of policy making

A budget wrapped around an election

A budget wrapped around an election

Did Michael Noonan’s budget last Tuesday try too hard to please everyone?

What Budget 2016 said about Local Property Tax

What Budget 2016 said about Local Property Tax

Fear of the start-up hurts only ourselves

Fear of the start-up hurts only ourselves

The government is aware of core changes that could dramatically influence enterprise. So why didn’t it make them?

Developer O’Flynn slams budget snub

Developer O’Flynn slams budget snub

Coalition failed to takes steps to stimulate the struggling construction sector, says builder

High taxes are not morally superior

High taxes are not morally superior

The budget is right for this time, but tax rates are still too high and infrastructure spend too low to successfully build on our achievements

So the politicians spent the €1.5bn — what did you expect?

So the politicians spent the €1.5bn — what did you expect?

Fiscal straitjacket rules mean surpluses should be order of the day by 2021

A budget that targets the domestic economy

A budget that targets the domestic economy

If you didn’t do at least a little bit better out of Budget 2016, you were in a fairly leaky boat

What they said: reactions to Budget 2016

What they said: reactions to Budget 2016

‘Old reliables’ mostly un touched

‘Old reliables’ mostly un touched

Budget 2016 featured a number of changes in relation to indirect taxation

What Budget 2016 said about payments

What Budget 2016 said about payments

Knowledge Development Box to encourage more innovation

Knowledge Development Box to encourage more innovation

The higher the proportion of R&D in a company, the greater the proportion of income that may qualify for a reduced tax rate