Fianna Fail unveils alternative Budget

Fianna Fáil's proposed a raft of new taxes in an alternative budget.

The party says it would tax salty and sugary foods, put a 10 percent levy on all off-licence sales, add 75 cent to a bottle of wine, increase DIRT tax so you'll spend your savings, increase some motor tax rates, regulate the price of cigarettes and make medical card holders pay one-euro-fifty for prescriptions.

They would introduce free GP care for every child born next year and increase the Universal Social Charge on all income over one-hundred thousand euro, and wouldn't introduce a property tax.

Finance spokesman Michael McGrath says their proposals are fair to all income earners: