Tax revenue for April up 9% on same time last year - Noonan

Thursday 01 May 2014 18.03
Finance Minister Michael Noonan to publish full Exchequer figures for April tomorrow
Finance Minister Michael Noonan to publish full Exchequer figures for April tomorrow

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has revealed that tax revenues for April increased by 9% compared to the same month last year.

Income tax recepits rose by 6.5%.

The full Exchequer figures for last month are due to published tomorrow.

Speaking at the Fine Gael launch of the local election campaign, Mr Noonan said that in relation to elections, "'it always comes back to the economy - it underpins everything".

He also said that tax cuts for workers will be contained in the next two Budgets.

Meanwhile, the Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has warned voters that "it is not the time to take a gamble on the unknown". He also said others were making unrealistic promises.