Thursday 26 April 2018

Budget must reverse the damage done to families by austerity

One in 10 Irish children don’t have access to basic necessities (picture posed)
One in 10 Irish children don’t have access to basic necessities (picture posed)

Budget 2015 presents a crucial opportunity to support a real and sustainable recovery - but only if the right choices are made.

As it's the first post-austerity Budget, there is much clamouring about which area deserves some respite. Business interests have been loud and clear about what they want: tax cuts for higher incomes.

Yet Social Justice Ireland research indicates a decrease in the top tax rate would benefit higher earners only.

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