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The Irish government has a problem. It is a problem that the AA can be very relaxed about because it is something our members are likely to cheer. Vehicle Registration Tax takings have collapsed. This monstrous tax on car owners has always been deeply unpopular and lots of people will be glad to hear that motorists are paying far less of it.
A new book analysing the Irish system of government provides an important reference material for anyone interested in understanding how politics and democracy work in Ireland.
The promissory note ‘deal’ announced by the government is no deal for Irish Citizens according to Sinn Féin Councillor Rose Conway-Walsh. There will be no real benefit to ordinary citizens suffering under the weight of austerity and it will have no noticeably positive impact on the government’s budgetary position in 2012.
Sinn Féin councillor Thérèse Ruane has called for clarity on the deal on Anglo promissory notes. She insists that any deal with the ECB must result in a debt write down and not merely postpone the debt to be paid by future generations.
The Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) provides a voice for hundreds of the nation’s pubs, and in less than four months’ time a Kilkenny man will be at its helm.
Irish motorists suffered the year from hell for fuel prices in 2011 and as the new year begins the prospects are not good, according to the AA.
Christmas has arrived with a good news story for two towns in Mayo with the news this week that a third round of funding for the regeneration of Castlebar and Ballina has been processed, with Castlebar receiving €444,0000 and Ballina receiving €300,000 towards enhancing both towns.
A Galway politician has welcomed cross-party support for his private members’ motion on gendercide which was debated in the Seanad yesterday (Wednesday).
There was good news on the jobs front for Galway this week with American company BioWare’s announcement of another 200 jobs at its new customer service centre in Galway.
Connacht based firms are resorting to using credit cards and bank overdrafts to fund the export of their goods, according to new research.