Ideas for the 2022 budget


Sir, – Before the government’s budget is announced, can we refute the idea that all taxpayers want to pay less tax?

The cuts may seem like the politically savvy thing to do, but many voters would be more than happy to give up some of life’s “wants”, to live in a society where everyone has a roof over their heads and access to a health system that can treat sick people in a timely manner. – yours, etc.,



Co Dublin.

Sir, – I have heard reports that the government is planning to increase the state pension from € 3 to € 5 in the next budget. It is an insult and a bloody shame.

– yours, etc.,



Co Sligo.

Sir, – As a beneficiary of the transport ticket, I appreciate the advantage of being able to travel for free throughout the country.

Aware of the difficulty of the months and years to come in the management of our national finances, I think that we, the beneficiaries of this facility, could contribute a small annual contribution of, say, 20 € to the national wallet for the card subscription. .

This royalty, of course, would be strictly conditional on an agreed fixed rate applying for a minimum period of 10 years.

While some may not be able to afford that cost, I think many of them who are of retirement age would be happy to contribute.

– yours, etc.,


Kells, Meath Company.

Sir, – If spending decisions are looming for the government, then it is imperative to take the decision to review the roughly 5 billion euros spent each year in the non-governmental organization (NGO) sector.

– yours, etc.,


Howth, Dublin 13.

Sir, – I am writing to you in reference to this morning’s Inside Politics Newsletter – I will not have “a thought for the two ministers in charge of the purse strings” as your journalist says, I rather despair for my fellow citizens who must undergo their decisions.

– is miserable,


Dublin 7.

A chara, – I read somewhere that retirees don’t need an increase in the next budget because most of them own their own property.

After almost 15 years on the listing, my wife and I finally got an apartment after paying exorbitant rents for years.

I recently became a retiree. – yours, etc.,


Dublin 1.

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