Below is a topline summary of Bertie Ahern's speech. To read the speech in full click here.
PRSI for the self employed at 2%, down from 3%
The standard rate at 18%, down from 20%
The marginal rate at 40%, down from 41%
Tax bands and credits will be index linked to wage increases
We will increase state pensions to at least €300 a week in the next five years.
We will introduce a Community Payback scheme requiring offenders to perform real services for the communities they have harmed.
We will create a national network of primary care teams and ensure that every community has access to 24-hour GP cover.
We will increase the number of dedicated public-only hospital beds by 1,500.
We will double the numbers of consultants to over 4,000
We will hire more nurses to care for more patients.
We will provide 4,000 more primary school teachers
If returned to Government, we will put that constitutional amendment (on children) to the people.
We will meet our target of 50,000 new childcare places by 2010 and we pledge that by 2012 every child in Ireland will have access to an affordable pre-school education.
In the West of Ireland, we will reopen the Western Rail Corridor from Ennis to Claremorris and will launch the Galway to Athenry commuter rail service.
In Cork, we will open the Cork-Midleton rail service.
And in Meath, we will open the Navan rail line, first to Dunboyne and then to Navan.