Budget 2016: Main points of what we know so far

Reductions in USC, increase in Old Age Pension and more teachers to be announced today

Budget 2016: Tax credits and USC reductions on way

Minister for Finance expected to announce USC concessions in the region of €600m

Does the deposit guarantee scheme cover all our joint savings should one of us pass away?

My husband and I have €200,000 in a joint savings account. Under the deposit guarantee scheme, I understand the entire savings in this account are guaranteed because up to €100,000 of savings per person are protected.

Budget 2016: Do you know what the knowledge box is?

More detail on the research and development tax incentive known as the Knowledge Development Box (KDB) is expected in the upcoming Budget 2016 statement.

Nama offers to build up to 20,000 new homes by 2020

The Government is examining an offer from Nama to build as many as 20,000 new homes by 2020 as preparations for Budget 2016 move into the final stretch.

Should I ditch my personal pension after new boss invited me to join the company scheme?

I have just started a new job and have been offered the chance to join the company pension scheme. However, I already have a personal pension – a Personal Retirement Savings Account (PRSA) – which I have been paying into […]

Savings overhaul for first-time buyers

The Government wants to overhaul a tax relief scheme for first-time buyers which has been labelled a “flop” by Fianna Fáil.

Budget 2016: €1,650 tax break for business and farmers

Self-employed business people and farmers will be offered a tax break worth €1,650 over the next five years starting in next week’s Budget

Landlords are to face €15k fine for refusing rent allowance tenants

Landlords face fines of up to €15,000 for turning away tenants who claim rent allowance under new laws coming into effect in a matter of weeks, the Irish Independent has learned.

Euro zone economic sentiment hits four-year high in September

Euro zone economic sentiment hit a new 4-year high in September, European Commission data showed on Tuesday, mainly thanks to more optimism in industry, and the retail and services sectors.

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