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Budget 2019 — The highlights

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The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe presented his third Budget on Tuesday against the backdrop of continuing improved economic performance. Budget 2019 sees the distribution of the benefits of the improving economic conditions, mostly in the form of increased Government spending. Some of the key expenditure areas highlighted by the Minister included social and affordable housing, health and childcare, education, Brexit and climate change. On the tax front, there was a mixture of tax increases and modest tax reductions.

Coal tax will create fuel black market

A local fuel supplier has warned that increasing carbon taxes is going to lead to a lucrative black market trade in coal.

Councillors want carbon tax postponed

Mullingar councillors are calling on the Government to delay the introduction of a carbon tax on solid fuel, due to come into effect in May.

Anxiety rises among elderly in the Midlands as Budget 2014 looms

Members of Active Retirement Ireland (ARI) in the Midlands region met in Tullamore this week to discuss the cumulative impact of austerity on the elderly to date and to raise these concerns with local representatives as Budget 2014 approaches. Many who are reliant on the State pension noted the erosion of its value due to additional taxes and rising prices. Accompanied by reduced entitlements and benefits, the elderly are at increasing risk of experiencing isolation, dependency, and deprivation. Members, in their submission, request the protection of the pension and the reversal of savage cuts made to the household benefit package introduced in Budget 2013.

Households face more expensive solid fuel this winter

A new solid fuel carbon tax will come into effect across the country in five days’ time on Wednesday May 1, when a new excise duty will be laid on solid fuels, such as coal and peat. The new duty which is being administered by the Revenue Commissioners will make those who first supply the fuel in the State responsible for collection; this will be either the wholesaler who brings in the fuel to Ireland, or the retailer who sources their own supply from outside the State.

Car industry hopes changed plate will change their luck

You may recall that a few months ago we were talking about possible changes to the Irish registration plate system. Those rumours look a bit more solid now and if the signals that the AA are getting are accurate next year’s registration plates will see the first change in format since 1987.

Car industry hopes changed plate will change their luck

You may recall that a few months ago we were talking about possible changes to the Irish registration plate system. Those rumours look a bit more solid now and if the signals that the AA are getting are accurate next year’s registration plates will see the first change in format since 1987.

Car industry hopes changed plate will change their luck

You may recall that a few months ago we were talking about possible changes to the Irish registration plate system. Those rumours look a bit more solid now and if the signals that the AA are getting are accurate next year’s registration plates will see the first change in format since 1987.

Reduce tax take on fuel to stimulate economy says Grealish

If fuel prices continue to rise at their current rate, it will have a catastrophic effect on the competitiveness of Irish products and services, both at home and abroad.

New Year is an opportunity to get back to the land

A new year begins and with it comes a series of mixed messages that serve to confuse rather than fortify resolve. Appeals by charities abroad for funding against famine and war reveal that while austerity may now be hitting home, these current dark times fail to compare against emergency situations where basic human needs such as food and shelter are not being met.

 

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