Government’s €1.3bn budget package breached EU rules – but won’t draw fines

Ireland’s 2017 budget goes beyond the limit of prudent policy, the country’s fiscal watchdog said Wednesday after the government announced a €1.3bn package of spending increases and tax cuts.

Budget 2017: Anti-burglary initiative Operation Thor to continue for another year

The garda anti-burglary initiative, Operation Thor, is to continue next year after €71.5m was set aside for overtime payments.

Restauranteurs rejoice at decision to retain reduced 9pc VAT rate

Hoteliers and restauranteurs have welcomed the decision to retain the reduced 9pc VAT rate in Budget 2017.

Five things Budget 2017 did for the motorist

The main speeches have been given, the briefcase has been pictured and we’re trying to figure out what it means for us.

Ailish O’Hora analysis: Lack of Brexit plan is a gaping hole, bring back TK Whitaker

There’s no doubting that the referendum result in the UK earlier this year came as a surprise to many.

Jobs: 4,500 new nurses, gardai and teachers to be recruited in coming months

Rural job creation will form the cornerstone of a multi-million Euro plan to spread Ireland’s recovery throughout the country.

Sinead Ryan: Five ways we’re richer after Budget 2017

WITH the detail of the latest Budget still being examined, personal finance expert Sinead Ryan has a snap reaction on some of the measures that will benefit us financially:

‘Government has ignored Ireland’s 720,000 renters in Budget 2017’ – housing lecturer

The Government has been accused of ‘ignoring’ Ireland’s renters and not properly addressing the property sector, which has suffered from increased prices and soaring rents in the imminent budget.

Budget 2017: Revenue Commissioners to get additional resources following Brexit

THE Office of the Revenue Commissioners is to get additional resources in Budget 2017 in light of the Brexit vote in the UK.

Budget 2017 revealed – Elderly win big in ‘Grey Vote Budget’ as social welfare benefits rise

Older people will make the biggest gains from Budget 2017 as Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Independent Alliance chase the grey vote.

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