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Ballyglass RNLI to name new inshore lifeboat Clann Lir

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A new D class lifeboat for Ballyglass RNLI is to be officially named Clann Lir, during a ceremony at the inshore lifeboat station at 2pm on Saturday. The lifeboat, which went into service earlier this year, has been funded by a donation from the Central Bank of Ireland.

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.

Plea for fair tax treatment for regular savers

Brokers Ireland have called on the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, to relink the rate of exit tax on savings and the DIRT rate in next week’s budget, so as not to penalise savers who plan for the longer term and attempt to make a better return on their savings.

Scrap VAT on first-time house purchases, demands Grealish

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Scrapping VAT for first time buyers could slash "almost €40,000 off the price of a new house in Galway", and be a positive move to help young couples secure a home.

An autumn of political challenges and discontent awaits

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The sight of the politicians gathering for their annual ‘think-ins’ is one of the signs the summer is over. As with the country as a whole, the Government has had a generally good summer with a post-referendum boost and generally strong economic performance to buoy it. However, the autumn will bring its challenges and it may not all be plain sailing.

‘Act before someone is killed’ — Grealish seeks funding for crumbling roads

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Serious deterioration in County Galway's "crumbling" national and local roads are creating "serious safety risks", leading a Galway TD to demand emergency funding be allocated for their repair and maintenance.

Small businesses need a hand after snow, says McFadden

Athlone-based Senator Gabrielle McFadden has called for some assistance for hard pressed small businesses who lost out as a result of the recent snowy weather.

Housing crisis is not an accident - it was designed that way

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Travel around the 26 counties and in the cities, towns, and even villages, and you will come across mature, pristine, housing estates which resemble Shantalla and Old Mervue. These houses were built back in the days when our Republic was poor.

Keena calls for reinstatement of the public enquiry service

 

Major funding announced for flood defence measures

The Government has allocated €260 million to provide flood defence measures for almost 8,000 homes nationwide.

 

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