Ireland considers abolition of EUR10 travel tax, Ryanair asks for more

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Ireland’s Minister for Tourism, Mary Hanafin, stated in Nov-2010 that the Irish Government would consider scrapping the controversial EUR10 air travel tax in its forthcoming budget as it has failed to "return the revenues expected". Minister Hanafin said the government had forecast EUR125 million in annual revenue from the tax, but said it would raise just EUR80 million this year due to a decline in passenger traffic.

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