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Cut in travel tax not on horizon

Published 29/07/2011 | 05:00

THE government has indicated the remaining €3 travel tax on flights will not be scrapped.

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Transport Minister Leo Varadkar said he would announce the decision on the future of the charge within the next two weeks.

The previous reduction in the tax -- from €10 to €3 -- has not brought about a large increase in passenger numbers, he said yesterday.

Discussions are ongoing between the Department of Transport and airlines, which claim the tax impacts on tourism.

Irish Independent

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