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Taoiseach confident of higher level of funding for Knock Airport

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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said this week that he expected that Ireland West Airport would qualify for a higher level of funding than is the norm for regional airports from the EU.

Budget 2015

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Following Ireland’s exit from the EU/IMF recovery programme and in the context of projected GDP growth of 4.7 per cent for 2014 and 3.9 per cent for 2015, Ministers Noonan and Howlin announced their budgetary measures for 2015 which have been set out below. More detail will be included in the Finance Bill to be published later this month.

Higgins stresses the need to protect ‘pivotal north west funds’

MEP for Ireland north west Jim Higgins has called for the north west region to be saved from a 43.5 per cent cut in its EU funding.

Mixed reaction to stimulus primary care centres announcement

There was good news for Mayo this week in the Government’s €2 billion stimulus package which included two Primary Care Centres for Mayo.

Budget 2012 - exceptional times, exceptional Budget?

Budget 2012 is unique in that the proposed expenditure cuts were announced a day ahead of the tax changes and also many of its provisions were well flagged ahead of Budget Day. The financial adjustment was set at €3.8bn with €2.2bn coming from expenditure cuts and €1.6bn coming from increased taxation. Despite all the advance leaks and speculation the Minister managed to keep a number of the changes secret until the Budget Speech especially in the area of incentives to business and measures to kick start the property market.

Budget 2012 – A summary of the main provisions

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Over recent weeks, there has been much speculation on the provisions to be announced in Budget 2012. The anticipation was heightened by the “State of the Nation” address by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Sunday night. In an unprecedented move, Minister Howlin and Minister Noonan shared the burden and spread their respective speeches over two days. Some of the main features introduced in the 2012 Budget are set out below:


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