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‘To rule is easy, to govern difficult’ - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Well, the new minority Government is in almost full swing.

O’Rourke slams salaries paid to charity top dogs

 

Unnecessary Credit Union restrictions an election issue — Harkin

Local MEP Marian Harkin has called on Ireland’s three million credit union members to consider the government’s anti credit union policies in the context of the upcoming general election.

Bankruptcy Bill, Willie Penrose, and other matters political

Well, it has been a busy week all round, particularly in politics. Firstly, we had the Bankruptcy Bill which was brought forward by Willie Penrose, Labour TD for Longford-Westmeath.

Bankruptcy Bill, Willie Penrose, and other matters political

Well, it has been a busy week all round, particularly in politics. Firstly, we had the Bankruptcy Bill which was brought forward by Willie Penrose, Labour TD for Longford-Westmeath.

Gift and inheritance tax update

It was encouraging to hear the Minister for Finance announce in his recent Budget speech an increase in the tax free threshold on gifts or inheritances from parents to children. The threshold now stands at €280,000 (increase of €55,000) with effect from 14 October 2015.

VAT refunds for charities

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It is said that “charity begins at home”.  It is also said “look after the pennies and the pounds look after themselves”.  Maybe this has been updated for cents and euros I’m not sure but as part of the recent Budget documentation, a report on the VAT cost for charities was released by the Department of Finance.  Its main findings and representations were put forward by the Irish charities Tax Reform Group, a working group formed to examine proposals of reducing the VAT burden on charities in Ireland. 

New Government housing package will increase supply of homes built

The announcement by Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly, that he is to reduce levies for construction and make changes to planning standards will increase the supply of houses and lower construction costs, according to the Construction Industry Federation (CIF).

A Budget to benefit all - except the disabled, rural Ireland, and those waiting for a house?

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The increase in incomes due to changes in the USC, and the savings that will be made as a result of the extension of free GP care, and a second free pre-school year, will "more than cover the extra costs incurred by water charges and the property tax".

 

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