Fiscal Policy

budget and troika

Here we provide analyses of issues relating to Government revenues and expenditures, debts and deficits.

You can also find relevant facts, figures and updates to keep informed about Ireland’s progress


Progressivity Of The Irish Income Tax System

Based on the standard OECD measure, Ireland has the most progressive income tax system (including social insurance contributions) in the EU.  Read more.

How Should We Deal With The Deficit In The Social Insurance Fund

The emerging deficit in the Social Insurance Fund does not imply that the only choice is to either increase PRSI contributions or reduce benefits. Read more about why contributions from general taxation should be considered.

Where Does Your Tax Go? (2013)

Find out how every cent of your tax gets allocated by the Government.  

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