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Is housing the 'big winner' from the Government's Summer Economic Statement?
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Is housing the 'big winner' from the Government's Summer Economic Statement?

Jul 15th 2021, 5:11 PM 17,181 Views 15 Comments

Housing looms large in the Government’s budgetary thinking at the moment.

Amid pressure on Ireland, Donohoe 'won't speculate' on future position on corporation tax
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Amid pressure on Ireland, Donohoe 'won't speculate' on future position on corporation tax

Jul 15th 2021, 12:21 PM 9,969 Views 33 Comments

In its Summer Economic Statement, the Government has revised Irish growth projections upwards.

Former ministers that breach 'cooling off period' rules could face fines under proposed reforms
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Former ministers that breach 'cooling off period' rules could face fines under proposed reforms

Jul 13th 2021, 8:50 PM 12,619 Views 10 Comments

Proposals to tighten laws on lobbying activity were approved by Cabinet today.

Freedom of Information Act to be reviewed by government
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Freedom of Information Act to be reviewed by government

Jun 17th 2021, 6:46 PM 10,988 Views 8 Comments

The Act will be reviewed for the first time since being updated in 2014.

'Club players' voices need to be heard once and for all' - calls to complete 2020 All-Ireland camogie series
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'Club players' voices need to be heard once and for all' - calls to complete 2020 All-Ireland camogie series

May 14th 2021, 9:37 PM 2,696 Views 0 Comments

The Camogie Association’s recent poll to endorse a split season came at a cost for clubs involved in the unfinished 2020 competitions.

Government to review how Lotto funds are given to charity after concerns about 'transparency' of system
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Government to review how Lotto funds are given to charity after concerns about 'transparency' of system

Apr 28th 2021, 4:34 PM 16,087 Views 9 Comments

Charities Institute Ireland raised concerns about Good Causes funding last December.

Paschal Donohoe defends Ireland's corporation tax rate after US treasury secretary's remarks
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# Exchequer Returns

Paschal Donohoe defends Ireland's corporation tax rate after US treasury secretary's remarks

Apr 6th 2021, 6:38 PM 28,118 Views 26 Comments

Ireland’s budget deficit increased by nearly €4.2 billion in the first quarter of 2021.

Pregnancy, parenting and politics: 'It's not advisable to go on a campaign trail two weeks postpartum'
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# Women In Politics

Pregnancy, parenting and politics: 'It's not advisable to go on a campaign trail two weeks postpartum'

Mar 14th 2021, 6:30 AM 30,657 Views 2 Comments

This week saw the government announce Justice Helen McEntee will take six months of paid maternity leave, but the conversation has already turned to bigger questions.

Unions agree deal to give 1% pay rise to public servants this year and another in 2022
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# Public Sector

Unions agree deal to give 1% pay rise to public servants this year and another in 2022

Feb 23rd 2021, 1:27 PM 59,143 Views 68 Comments

The package was ratified at a meeting this morning.

€81,000 salary hike for senior Department of Health role 'right decision', says Minister
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€81,000 salary hike for senior Department of Health role 'right decision', says Minister

Feb 2nd 2021, 9:01 PM 72,169 Views 123 Comments

The role of secretary general at the Department of Health has been advertised with a salary of €292,000.

Ministers confident of financial 'firepower' to withstand Covid-19 in 2021 despite €19 billion deficit last year
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# Money Men

Ministers confident of financial 'firepower' to withstand Covid-19 in 2021 despite €19 billion deficit last year

Jan 5th 2021, 6:00 PM 21,860 Views 25 Comments

The deficit is compared to a pre-pandemic predicted surplus for the year of €2.5 billion.

Public sector staff to get 1% pay rise next year - with another to follow in 2022
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Public sector staff to get 1% pay rise next year - with another to follow in 2022

Dec 11th 2020, 12:43 PM 27,985 Views 42 Comments

Each of the public service unions will now consider the proposal before putting the package to their members.

Talks on new public service pay agreement to start this week
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Talks on new public service pay agreement to start this week

Nov 24th 2020, 8:30 PM 32,292 Views 104 Comments

The Public Service Stability Agreement expires at the end of the year.

Never the intention that mother and baby home legislation would cause 'such anxiety and anger', says minister
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Never the intention that mother and baby home legislation would cause 'such anxiety and anger', says minister

Oct 28th 2020, 1:53 PM 27,021 Views 63 Comments

Cabinet is expected to discuss the fallout from the controversy over the handling of legislation which was passed last week.

Stay and Spend Scheme 'here to stay', say ministers
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# Budget 2021

Stay and Spend Scheme 'here to stay', say ministers

Oct 14th 2020, 6:45 AM 21,085 Views 22 Comments

Sinn Féin has called for vouchers to be given to people to spend in restaurants.

Third-level students: €50 million fund created to help students switch to online learning
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# Budget 2021

Third-level students: €50 million fund created to help students switch to online learning

Oct 13th 2020, 3:25 PM 18,782 Views 10 Comments

SUSI grant to be increased for post-graduate students.

Most people on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will get a Christmas bonus
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# PUP

Most people on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will get a Christmas bonus

Oct 13th 2020, 2:29 PM 48,600 Views 27 Comments

The announcement that those on the PUP in December will receive a Christmas bonus was part of Budget 2021 announced today.

Incomings and outgoings: Here is a very (very) basic guide to the State's finances
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# Budget Day

Incomings and outgoings: Here is a very (very) basic guide to the State's finances

Oct 13th 2020, 7:00 AM 18,925 Views 3 Comments

How has Covid hit the State coffers so far?

Budget 2021 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold
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# New Normal

Budget 2021 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold

Oct 13th 2020, 12:05 AM 48,072 Views 56 Comments

Today the biggest budget in the history of the State will be revealed – here’s what we know.

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?
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# Budget 2021

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

Oct 10th 2020, 12:05 AM 49,029 Views 55 Comments

All will be revealed on Tuesday.

Minister says Covid-19 numbers are 'deeply concerning and the current trend is not sustainable'
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Minister says Covid-19 numbers are 'deeply concerning and the current trend is not sustainable'

Oct 4th 2020, 3:02 PM 51,211 Views 54 Comments

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said the government stands ready to act on any fresh NPHET advice.

Exchequer deficit for 2020 now €9.4bn as Finance Minister reaffirms pledge of no income tax increase in Budget
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# Budget 2021

Exchequer deficit for 2020 now €9.4bn as Finance Minister reaffirms pledge of no income tax increase in Budget

Oct 2nd 2020, 5:13 PM 15,971 Views 46 Comments

Overall, tax receipts have remained strong despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

Budget will be based on the assumption of no deal Brexit, say ministers
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# OCTOBER'S BUDGET

Budget will be based on the assumption of no deal Brexit, say ministers

Sep 16th 2020, 5:25 PM 20,600 Views 40 Comments

Budget 2021 will be no windfall but will target those sectors impacted the most.

Dáil approves €16,000 top-up payments for 'super junior' ministers amid criticism
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# Memory Lapse

Dáil approves €16,000 top-up payments for 'super junior' ministers amid criticism

Updated Jul 24th 2020, 5:13 PM 50,172 Views 158 Comments

Minister for public expenditure Michael McGrath “didn’t recall” his party, Fianna Fáil, trying to block the same allowances in 2017.

Extra bank holiday not ruled out as tourism industry says Covid-19 impact has been 'catastrophic'
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# Staycation

Extra bank holiday not ruled out as tourism industry says Covid-19 impact has been 'catastrophic'

Jul 2nd 2020, 7:07 PM 42,519 Views 42 Comments

Fáilte Ireland is calling for the VAT rate to be changed to 5% to help the tourism sector.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs to discuss forming coalition after leaders sign off on 'foundation document'
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# Policy

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs to discuss forming coalition after leaders sign off on 'foundation document'

Apr 15th 2020, 9:00 AM 10,748 Views 83 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said today there’s “undoubtedly” different opinions in his party on going into coalition with Fine Gael.

'To go to the very top with your club, nothing tops it' - through the years with Galway's Hopper McGrath
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# Super Sars

'To go to the very top with your club, nothing tops it' - through the years with Galway's Hopper McGrath

Apr 9th 2020, 7:30 AM 5,760 Views 0 Comments

The Galway and Sarsfields great recently steered his beloved club – and his four daughters – to a first All-Ireland senior camogie title, having done it all as a player himself.

'A bit surreal,' as four Sarsfields sisters and their dad finally taste All-Ireland success
# Teenage Dream
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# Teenage Dream

'A bit surreal,' as four Sarsfields sisters and their dad finally taste All-Ireland success

Mar 2nd 2020, 7:15 AM 9,502 Views 2 Comments

19-year-old Siobhán McGrath clinched their first title and ended Slaughtneil’s four-in-a-row bid.

'I'd be happier if we won it for him' - seeking glory for Galway club with two-time All-Ireland winner Dad
# Family Affair
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# Family Affair

'I'd be happier if we won it for him' - seeking glory for Galway club with two-time All-Ireland winner Dad

Feb 25th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,132 Views 1 Comment

Sarsfields are looking to dethrone the All-Ireland champions Slaughtneil in the senior camogie club decider.

Government accused of 'washing its hands' of pledge to publish insurance claims database
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Government accused of 'washing its hands' of pledge to publish insurance claims database

Jul 8th 2019, 5:13 PM 14,547 Views 41 Comments

The Central Bank is to publish its report on the database later this year – but it was meant to have been set up at the end of 2018.

PTSB boss says it has 500 vacant properties on its books
# Housing Crisis
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# Housing Crisis

PTSB boss says it has 500 vacant properties on its books

Apr 9th 2019, 7:33 PM 23,918 Views 14 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath described the figure as ‘extraordinarily high’.

Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners'
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# Vulture Funds

Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners'

Dec 20th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,377 Views 77 Comments

Unregulated loan owners hold 17% of all mortgages in arrears over 720 days.

€5m fund means charities can claim VAT relief for the first time from January
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# Season Of Giving

€5m fund means charities can claim VAT relief for the first time from January

Dec 9th 2018, 6:00 AM 11,023 Views 8 Comments

Under the scheme, charities will receive a refund of their VAT costs based on the level of non-public funding they receive.

Remaining motorists affected by Setanta Insurance collapse should get their money by Christmas
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# High Court

Remaining motorists affected by Setanta Insurance collapse should get their money by Christmas

Nov 7th 2018, 7:16 PM 11,086 Views 14 Comments

Motorists will receive 100% compensation, totalling €21 million.

'We own some of the banks, but we don't run the banks': Minister says government can't stop vulture fund sales
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# Where's Paschal?

'We own some of the banks, but we don't run the banks': Minister says government can't stop vulture fund sales

Aug 14th 2018, 7:31 PM 16,503 Views 102 Comments

Questions have been mounting as to where Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is in the midst of this summer’s vulture fund sell off.

'Where's Paschal?': Calls for political leadership as PTSB mortgage sale to vulture fund to proceed
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# Sell Off

'Where's Paschal?': Calls for political leadership as PTSB mortgage sale to vulture fund to proceed

Aug 8th 2018, 6:34 PM 19,358 Views 69 Comments

The bank has confirmed that performing loans and customers who have engaged will also be sold off.

Calls for Dáil to be recalled after PTSB sell thousands of home loans to vulture fund
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# Sell Off

Calls for Dáil to be recalled after PTSB sell thousands of home loans to vulture fund

Aug 1st 2018, 9:57 AM 39,293 Views 127 Comments

The bank sold its controversial Project Glas loan portfolio to a so-called vulture fund for around €1.3 billion.

PTSB sells thousands of home loan mortgages to vulture fund
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# Sell Off

PTSB sells thousands of home loan mortgages to vulture fund

Jul 31st 2018, 8:10 PM 39,650 Views 136 Comments

A total of 7,400 are owner-occupier mortgages, while 3,300 are buy-to-let properties.

12 months on, Sarsfields' Sister Act and their dad seek All-Ireland redemption
# Deja Vu
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# Deja Vu

12 months on, Sarsfields' Sister Act and their dad seek All-Ireland redemption

Mar 17th 2018, 7:15 AM 4,288 Views 0 Comments

Orlaith McGrath has captained the Galway outfit back to Croke Park where they face Slaughtneil in a repeat of the 2017 decider.

Protesters deliver a coffin to the door of PTSB, as government agrees to regulate vulture funds
# Mortgage Arrears
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# Mortgage Arrears

Protesters deliver a coffin to the door of PTSB, as government agrees to regulate vulture funds

Feb 27th 2018, 8:41 PM 35,465 Views 53 Comments

The Central Bank is to review their code of conduct for how financial institutions deal with those in mortgage arrears.

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