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Mayo hoteliers slam VAT rate hike

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The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has expressed deep disappointment at the increase in the tourism VAT rate to 13.5%, announced by Minister Paschal Donohoe as part of Budget 2019.

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.

VAT rate of 9% must remain to 2022 as Brexit poses immediate threat to hospitality industry

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Brexit has been labelled as 'The hospitality industry's Most Immediate Threat' by The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI), which has launched its Pre- Budget Submission 2019 as part of a progressive plan to sustain jobs, maintain competitiveness and deliver certainty for the restaurant and tourism sector.

Strong demand expected for summer auction

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The Connacht Property Auction will hold its 2018 summer auction event on July 5 in The Menlo Park Hotel, Galway.

We saunter back to reality after the warmth of the holidays

We have finally jumped from 2017 to 2018 and even though I am compiling this on January 4, it seems as if half the country has not yet gone back to work. There is a general air of ‘let us wait until the children go back to school’, which will be next Monday. So for the moment there is still the remnants of festivities around.

GMIT to host public lecture on Ireland’s financial crisis

The GMIT School of Business will host a public lecture by Ireland’s representative on the European Court of Auditors, Kevin Cardiff, in the Galway campus on Monday next, November 13, 11am to 12 noon.

Minister calls for insurance cover increase

 

Newcastle native and graduate will lead NUI Galway from New Year

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A Newcastle native and graduate of NUI Galway will take over as President of NUI Galway in January.

New President appointed at NUI Galway

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NUI Galway today announced that Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh has been appointed the 13th President of the University with effect from January 2018. Professor Ó hÓgartaigh will succeed Dr Jim Browne at the conclusion of his ten year term.

Four new directors appointed to 2020 board

Galway 2020 this week announced the appointment of four new directors to the board following a rigorous board selection process: Maire Geoghegan Quinn, Caroline Loughnane, Christopher Greene, and Enda Newton were selected on the basis of their respective skill sets in order to add value, and augment the existing Board to ensure the successful delivery of the European Capital of Culture for Galway in 2020.

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