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If there was one thing Insider, and everyone else inside the political bubble, was agreed on, it was that the Government would fight tooth and nail to ensure nothing overshadowed the Budget that was to form the cornerstone of its re-election bid.
A total of 49 community organisations and childcare providers across Westmeath shared in €6.9 million in grants administered by Pobal on behalf of Government, the EU and other bodies in 2014, according to a new report.
An Athlone-based Roma family whose two-year-old blond son was removed by gardaí, in what their lawyer described as a case of “hysterical” and “overzealous” policing, has secured €60,000 damages under a settlement of their legal action.
The free GP care for all children under 12, announced in Budget 2016, must become a reality as soon as possible, and will only do so when the Government begins talks with doctors in Galway and across the country.
Before the 'Send' icon was clicked, someone should have asked Labour Galway West TD Derek Nolan if he wanted one final look over his press release welcoming Budget 2016, because concluding this happy statement, entitled Family-Friendly Budget Ensures Right People Benefit From Recovery, is one hell of a howler.
A little more than €590,000 has been allocated to Athlone-based clubs under the Government’s Sports Capital Programme for 2015.
FTA Ireland [FTAI] says the substantial cut in commercial vehicle motor tax announced in Tuesday’s Budget will make Irish hauliers more competitive in the European market.
The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) are broadly supportive of Budget 2016 announced on Tuesday, which sets Ireland on a positive path for economic growth and recovery.
arguably that prior Budgets have focused on tax measures to attract Foreign Direct Investment and that supportive tax measures for small businesses and entrepreneurs have received less attention. With the advent of improved technology, the option for Irish entrepreneurs to move their base outside of our shores is now a live one as many of them can easily conduct their business across borders. Therefore the need to encourage new entrepreneurs and support existing entrepreneurs is vital in ensuring the medium to long term health of the Irish economy.
A delegation from Scoil Mhuire, Moycullen travelled to Leinster House last week to meet the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan to deliver a petition for permission and funding to replace the school’s ageing, outdated prefabs with new classrooms.