I predict inheritance tax changes to be the headliner in the forthcoming budget.
The current threshold of €441k is now too high as house prices have dropped a good 30% with a lot more to go. The inheritance tax regime needs to change dramatically in order to reflect the dramatic changes in the property market.
I expect the inheritance tax rate to be brought back to 1990s levels and the threshold reduced.
€300k to €400k threshold and 30% to 40% tax is what I'm forecasting.
Side note: if the government think they'll get away with screwing the PAYE worker whilst leaving open all the tax loop-holes for company directors/"exiles"/farmers/etc., they might as well put the gardai/army on advance notice for civil unrest.