Click for: Budget 2016 Main Tax and Spending Changes

The Government has signalled that it will propose €1.5bn in tax cuts and spending increases and even though there will a payback in 2016 from the sale of Allied Irish Banks (AIB) that was bailed during the bust, EU rules prohibit diverting the expected receipts into an election giveaway.

In coming weeks, there will be a series of media events to announce capital budget plans and other schemes to ensure that the focus of the public is on the recovering economy and by Oct 12 most of the budget proposals will have been officially leaked, before they will be confirmed on Tuesday 13 Oct.

Irish Budget 2016: Pre-election giveaway doubles to €3bn

Irish Politics: Scraps on tax & welfare in place of vision

Half Ireland's population paid public income supports in 2014

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Irish tax / grants not key to success

Ireland & Beps Tax Reform: Services exports to drop 50%

Irish standard of living per inhabitant at 23rd of 34 richest nations

Irish Budget 2016: Fiscal Advisory Council gives imprimatur on plan

Irish Budget 2016: Bruton wants 30% flat tax rate for immigrants

Irish tax €1.7bn ahead of target; Corporation tax up €1.2bn

Irish Government's timidity on legal services reform

Irish income per capita at 2007 peak; Planning permissions at 1970s low

Ireland: Government commits €42bn to capital spending in 2016-21

Inequality in Ireland and elsewhere battle between rich and well-off

OECD says 90,000 persons in Ireland without a job for 3 years

Irish GDP increased by 6.7% year-on-year in Q2 2015

Sun to set on second golden period for Irish commercial property

Irish 2015 budget deficit may dip below 2% of GDP

Ireland: Best small country for business in 2016?

Can Ireland reduce its reliance on FDI by boosting Irish firms?

Irish broad jobless rate at 19% in August

Rising Irish exports creating few jobs

Cars and alcohol driving Irish consumer recovery

Fact and Fiction: Time to review Ireland's economic statistics?

Irish Budget 2016: Ibec demands 20 tax cuts, spending and investment rises

Irish dairy farmers seek return of EU safety-net

Low pay in Ireland; Lowest social security & corporate taxes in Europe

Irish standard of living in 2014 below Euro Area average, Italian level; Prices 5th highest in EU28

Irish Economy: Fall in GNP in Q1 2015; GDP rises

Irish Economy 2015: Central Bank lauds strong recovery; Time to start paying down debt