Budget 2016: What does it mean for your pocket?

The Budget 2016 tax changes will mean gains for taxpayers ranging typically from €500 a year to €1,000, with some running close to €1,500 a year. Families generally do well, boosted by a hike in child benefit and some tweaks […]

Parents can still apply for place on free preschool scheme

Scheme to be expanded to two years from September reducing need to put off enrolment.

Government mid-west plan aims for 23,000 new jobs

The Government aims to create 23,000 new jobs in the mid-west by 2020 as part of a plan launched today.

Central Bank to roll out rounding initiative on Wednesday October 28

The Central Bank’s plan to have retailers round change to the nearest 5 cent will be rolled out from Wednesday October 28.

New hope for thousands of homeowners as tracker probe is widened

THOUSANDS of homeowners bare in line to get valuable tracker mortgages back as a second State body is probing the growing scandal.

National debt drops to 107% of GDP in 2014 as growth accelerates

CSO figures reveal significant improvement in Government’s debt metrics.

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.

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