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In Focus: renovating your home

In Focus: renovating your home

Budget 2016 has extended the government’s popular Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) scheme for a further year

In focus: microbreweries

In focus: microbreweries

Limited progress made on the inheritance front

Limited progress made on the inheritance front

The increase in the tax-free threshold on gifts from parents to children is underwhelming

Sowing the seeds for a secure farming future

Sowing the seeds for a secure farming future

The government’s tax reliefs aim to make transferring farms from one generation to the next easier

Finally some reward for risk takers

Finally some reward for risk takers

Cautious steps aimed at entrepreneurs who are central to the growth of the economy

Budget 2016 and the consequences of taxation policy choices

Budget 2016 and the consequences of taxation policy choices

We need to set personal tax rates at levels that are likely to generate economic growth, writes Conor O’Brien of KPMG

Ireland must stay ahead of the FDI curve

Ireland must stay ahead of the FDI curve

There is significant competition internationally to attract multinationals and we must continue to offer a best-in-class regime for investment

Minister decides it’s time to level the playing field

Minister decides it’s time to level the playing field

Budget 2016 has moved to equalise the tax burden between the self-employed and employees, but more needs to be done

A budget crafted with votes in mind

A budget crafted with votes in mind

The detail of Budget 2016 was shaped with one eye on the upcoming general election

Cherishing the children

Cherishing the children

Childcare measures seem like good news for families, but some say they’re not enough

Michael Noonan digs in over Kelly’s calls for rent certainty

Michael Noonan digs in over Kelly’s calls for rent certainty

Kelly clashed angrily with Noonan at a cabinet committee meeting attended by the Taoiseach and Tánaiste

The Honohan Files

The Honohan Files

The correspondence that reveals how the governor pressed for cuts ahead of budgets 2013 and 2014

BUDGET 2016: A giveaway budget

BUDGET 2016: A giveaway budget

From childcare to health to exercising restraint close to an election, the budget is prey to many conundrums

BUDGET 2016: Brian Keegan on where he thinks the money should be spent

BUDGET 2016: Brian Keegan on where he thinks the money should be spent

The government has already announced the total value of the tax package for Budget 2016 at between €600 million and €750 million

ARCHIVE: The story of Michael Noonan has many twists and turns

ARCHIVE: The story of Michael Noonan has many twists and turns

Was there ever a political comeback quite like Michael Noonan’s?