The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD has been forced to commit to not increasing Income Taxes in the forthcoming Budget according to Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform.
‘During a debate in the Seanad regarding the Finance (No. 3) Bill 2011 which finalises the tax provisions of the Civil Partnership Act 2011, I challenged Minister Noonan to reassert his and the Government’s commitment to not increasing Income Taxes in the next Budget’ added Senator Byrne.
‘Minister Noonan was very reluctant to give this commitment and merely referred to the Taoiseach’s previous statement. This is something that worries me greatly,’ added Byrne.