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Budget 2019 Favoured the Idle Over the Sick & Early Risers

Budget 2019 Favoured the Idle Over the Sick & Early Risers

A middle income family with 3 kids, earning 35k each are a mere €284 a year better off, compared to the same couple on dole who are a massive €1,428 a year better off At same time a tiny €20m is added to the National Treatment Purchase Fund vs nearly €400m for social welfare, clearly […]

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Hibernia Forum Proposals for Budget 2019

Hibernia Forum Proposals for Budget 2019

Summary and key points of our proposal: The economy has recovered strongly since the crash (page 3) There is no justification whatsoever for increasing overall tax levels (page 4) Proposal 1 – Appoint a dedicated Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (page 5) Proposal 2 – Simplify the tax system (page 6) Proposal 3 – […]

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Budget 2017 – A Wasted Opportunity

Before Budget 2017 the Hibernia Forum highlighted the fact that Income tax payers had been singled out by Government. The central reality is that while the real economy and revenues under most tax headings are struggling to recover to their 2007 highs, revenue from Income Tax and the Universal Charge is expected this year to […]

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Comparison of Irish and UK Income Tax 2014/15

There is still much misinformation about the amount of income tax paid in Ireland vs the UK Click here to see latest comparison, this is based on Budget 2015 and includes USC

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Yearly Cost of Permanent Idle is €311m

Yesterday’s Sunday Business Post published figures obtained by Colm Keaveney TD that showed 34,500 people claiming the dole have never worked, never contibuted a cent in PRSI. (more…)

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Austerity? What Austerity!

Conor McGarry has analysed the data from the Department of Finance monthly exchequer statements 1998 – 2012 and has discovered something rather interesting – the data shows that under the FG/Lab Government spending has actually been increasing, yet Austerity is defined as the policy of deficit-cutting by lowering spending. 2010 – €47b 2011 – €48b 2012 – €50.3b […]

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Wicklow House Prices

The launch of the Property Price Register allows anyone to check the selling price of a house in their area. I have downloaded the database, sorted it by area and have produced the following files containing details of all properties sold in Co  Wicklow 2012 2011 2010

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Patients Will Die Because of Labour

The words from the Labour Party’s Leader, Chairman and numerous TDs are utterly sickening as it is their insistence on protecting the Croke Park Agreement that is putting the salaries of their well paid union buddies before the lives of sick and vulnerable citizens. How many will have to die before the Labour Party allow […]

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Job Annoucements Since January 2012

A myth on the No side is that no jobs are being created, the reality is of course rather different, specifically since January 2012 over 10,000 new jobs have been announced by the following companies: (more…)

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90% of Independent Economists Surveyed voting YES in Stability Treaty

The “Assessment of the Impact of the Fiscal Treaty on the Irish Economy” by Indecon represents an independent economic analysis of the impact of the Treaty on Stability, Convergence and Growth (the ‘Fiscal Treaty’) on the Irish economy. The research includes an analysis of a new survey of leading independent non-government academic and research economists […]

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