Category: budget

Fiscal Council issues warning over Government’s budget plans

Fiscal Council issues warning over Government’s budget plans The Government will have just €600 million to either increase spending or reduce taxes in October’s budget once existing commitments are taken into account, the State’s independent finance watchdog says. According to the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (IFAC), if the Government sticks to its plans, a total […]

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First Budget surplus for State since 2007 as ‘lost decade’ took toll on national purse

First Budget surplus for State since 2007 as ‘lost decade’ took toll on national purse The State eked out a Budget surplus of €50m last year, its first since 2007. The latest financial data shows rising tax revenues offset a 7.5pc surge in the wage bill of Government employees to €22.2bn, or 27pc of total […]

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