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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.

Increase to standard income tax band is positive - O’Brien

Local Independent councillor, Michael O’Brien, has welcomed the increase in the standard income tax band from €33,800 to €34,550, announced this week by the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohue, as part of Budget 2018.

Finding our way forward with the help of the past

I am going to talk with you all a bit this week about the whole Brexit business. Now, I am sure, like me, a lot of you have heard it going on all summer in bits and pieces, but it seems to be becoming serious now with Michel Barnier from the EU and David Davis from the UK having their serious talks together. But, as yet, no real outcome has emerged.

No higher rate of tax for workers until they earn €40k - O’Brien

Local Independent councillor, Michael O’Brien, has called on the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohue, to increase the standard rate tax band to €40,000 ahead of the 2018 budget, rather than reducing the higher rate of tax.

 

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