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‘Retirement in Ireland 2014: A Survey Report’ from the Retirement Planning Council has revealed that more than half of those approaching retirement or recently retired did not feel ready for retirement prior to undertaking a retirement planning course. The new report from the Retirement Planning Council is based on an extensive national survey of over 648 people who are either approaching retirement or had recently retired in the last 12 months.
The latest Daft.ie rental report has shown that rents in Mayo have risen by just under two per cent in the past 12 months. The report has shown that in Connacht rents rose by an average of 3.4 per cent from September 2013 to September 2014, with Mayo’s rents rising by 1.9 per cent. In Mayo the average advertised rent is now €551 a month, which in itself is 20 per cent lower than what it was at peak levels.
Rents are now more expensive than they were at the same stage last year in every county in Ireland, according to the latest quarterly Rental Report by Daft.ie. Nationally, rents have risen by over 11 per cent in the space of 12 months with the national average rent now €933 compared to €842 a year previously.
Senator Lorraine Higgins has called on the Minister for Finance to come into the Seanad to debate transparency of prices being achieved for proprety sold by NAMA.
The National Transport Authority’s Leap Card integrated ticketing scheme is now live in Galway City on Bus Éireann services and on City Direct services (from Cappagh to the West and Oranmore and Parkmore to the East of the City).
A local charity which operates services for homeless people provided emergency accommodation for 44 adults and 22 children on one night at the start of this month.
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According to a report published by the Restaurant Association of Ireland, 605 new jobs in the food, tourism, and hospitality sectors have been created in Mayo since the reduced VAT rate of nine per cent was introduced in July 2011. To highlight the scale of job creation, the report compares the number of direct new jobs to a major local employer, revealing that the 605 extra jobs created in Mayo is more than four times the number of people also employed in Mayo at Knock International Airport.
Question - What country had a Robin Hood 90 per cent tax rate on its wealthiest citizens? The Soviet Union? Cuba? No; the United States. And lots of European countries as well.
Mayo Fine Gael TD Deputy Michelle Mulherin this week welcomed the announcement by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Deputy Simon Coveney, that the 2014 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme, worth some €149 million nationally, has started issuing, on schedule, today.