Among the cuts and taxes announced in Budget 2014 was a great incentive in which homeowners will obtain a tax credit for any applicable home renovations completed in 2014 and 2015.
The type of work that qualifies for the HRI (Home Renovation Incentive) includes repair, renovation, or improvement work that is subject to VAT at 13.5 per cent. This includes extensions, garages and attic conversions, the supply and fitting of kitchens, bathrooms, and built-in wardrobes, fitting of windows, and plumbing including heating upgrades.
Ceardlann, Spiddal Craft Village and Café will host a late night shopping event next week to help raise much needed funds for local children’s cancer charity, Hand in Hand.
Hand in Hand provides a practical and emotional support to families whose lives are affected by childhood cancer, from sending in cleaners and doing laundry, to helping with childcare and family meals, all the things that families need done, but more importantly this gives parents precious time to spend with their children.
The majority of Galway people underestimate how much water they use at home, according to the results of a survey published by Irish Water this week.
Many of us take water for granted, but according to the report by Irish Water, 83 per cent of those surveyed in Galway misjudge how much water they use at home on a daily basis.