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If you run any other business venture in Ireland, any costs you incur including costs of capital borrowed are not counted when the Government calculates your income. If your business happened canada goose outlet montreal to be renting out residential property, however, that was not the case.

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What makes it a bit messier, of course, is that these canada goose outlet in montreal investors overlap, to some extent, with owner occupier buyers. Thus, any move that affects one group affects the other. But, as it happens, owner occupiers are already incredibly favoured by the tax system and remain so despite the latest changes.

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Indeed, I would argue that to judge the Budget on housing, we need to start by looking at health. Gerard Brady, economist at IBEC, outlined during the week the extraordinary increase in public funding of healthcare in recent years.

In 2015, it was planned that the Government would spend 12.7bn on healthcare. The actual figure turned out to be 13.3bn and the 2016 plans were based on growing that higher number. The same pattern has played out each year since and the 2019 healthcare budget is an eye watering 17bn.

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Unfortunately, those two features spend up front and based on market rents underpin most of the budget for social housing.

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