You’re a landlady who is renting out two residential properties in Dublin. Your total rental income from those two properties is €40,000. This is your sole income. You are single and you have no children. None of your rented properties qualify for any special tax relief scheme and the tenants are not social housing tenants. At €29,773, you will take home only €97 less of your rental income after tax as you would have had you earned the same €40,000 rent in 2006, according to Mchugh. This means you’re only €1.86 a week worse off under Budget 2018 than Budget 2006. So you’re not that much worse off than you were at the height of the Celtic Tiger.