Over the weekend, Revenue Commissioners launched their guidance for the Local Property Tax, in the form of an interactive map. With just a couple of pieces of information (location, property type and whether it was built before or after 2000), it takes you to a map of the country where when you click on an [...]
The need to close Ireland’s deficit from â‚¬15bn to â‚¬4bn means that over coming years, â‚¬7bn in public sector expenditure will need to be cut. Social welfare payments – almost all of which are not means-tested – comprise one third of the â‚¬60bn in discretionary spending each year. This post outlines how to reform the system so that it is simpler and fairer, while generating â‚¬2bn in Exchequer savings.