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Reduced VAT rate leads to job creation in Westmeath

A recent report published by the Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) has revealed that 1,441 new jobs in the accommodation and food services sector have been created in county Westmeath since the introduction of the reduced VAT rate of nine percent in July 2011.

Major funding announced for flood defence measures

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

Westmeath schools to benefit from low pupil teacher ratio - Burke

Westmeath schools are set to benefit from the lowest pupil teacher ratio ever, Fine Gael TD for Longford-Westmeath, Peter Burke, has said.

Budget 2018 – a summary

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Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe presented the second Budget of the Minority Government Fine Gael-Independent Coalition. Minister Donohoe announced that the total Budget package of €1.2bn favours expenditure increases over revenue reductions reflecting the Government’s commitment to invest in key areas such as education, health, childcare and housing. The Minister also announced additional capital expenditure of €4.3bn over the next 4 years.

Mad for road — €550m motorway will boost tourism and jobs says Ross

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The 53km M18 Tuam to Gort motorway, which was first used by vehicles last evening will boost tourism and employment opportunities in a whole new region, Transport Minister Shane Ross said at the opening yesterday morning.

More people than ever before are sleeping rough in Galway city

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The number of people sleeping rough in the city is at its highest ever with up to 50 men and women lying in doorways at night. The "extraordinary" deterioration in the homelessness crisis has led to this "unprecedented" situation, according to Martin O'Connor, the assistant CEO of COPE Galway which provides emergency accommodation and day services for the homeless.

RAI urges the Government to retain lower VAT rate

The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) is urging the Government to retain the 9 per cent VAT rate for the tourism and hospitality industry.

 

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