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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.

How Mayo prepared for D-Day

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Following the painful birth of the Irish Free State and the semi-severing of political ties with London, British currency remained the economic elephant in the proudly independent room. Though apparently ideologically irreconcilable, the Free State retained the use of Britain’s sterling until 1928 when the Saorstát pound (punt) was introduced on a one to one ratio value with sterling. This attachment to the British pound continued after the introduction of the Irish punt in 1938.

How Mayo prepared for D-Day

Following the painful birth of the Irish Free State and the semi-severing of political ties with London, British currency remained the economic elephant in the proudly independent room. Though apparently ideologically irreconcilable, the Free State retained the use of Britain’s sterling until 1928 when the Saorstát pound (punt) was introduced on a one to one ratio value with sterling. This attachment to the British pound continued after the introduction of the Irish punt in 1938.

Too soon to say how ‘Brexit-proof’ this Budget is

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In what has been a tumultuous year to date – an inconclusive general election result in February, the shock of Brexit in June, and then the judgment in the Apple case at the end of August – last week’s Budget arguably posed the biggest challenge to date to the minority Government and the much vaunted ‘new politics’.

Siege, sorrow, and endless speculation

We talked last week about the bravery of the Army men from Custume Barracks in Athlone at the Siege of Jadotville.

TD calls for NAMA controlled land in Galway to be used to solve housing crises

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Some 600 new houses are set to be built in Galway on development land currently under NAMA control, but a local TD has demanded the organisation "step up its efforts" to dispose of more land it controls to "address the shortage of houses".

Galwegians take a photographic look at Germany

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GERMANY, OR rather, its Chancellor Angela Merkel and finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble, have had plenty to say about, and dictate to, Ireland in recent years, but what have the Irish to say about Germany?

FTAI says commercial motor tax cut is boost for Irish business

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.

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