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Fuel rebate scheme should benefit small businesses

A Mullingar councillor is calling on Westmeath County Council to support small local businesses by campaigning to have the fuel rebate scheme extended to small business owners and self-employed people.

Grealish lashes Noonan over vague property tax answers

Residents of housing estates, who are already paying maintenance fees to a management company, should not have to pay the property tax as they should not have to pay twice for the same service.

Meeting on campaign against promissory notes

Galway Debt Justice will hold a public meeting for those who want to take part in a campaign to cancel the crippling burden on the State finances caused by the Anglo promissory notes.

Local reaction to Budget 2013

There has been mixed reaction locally to Budget 2013, which has delivered €3.5bn worth of cuts and taxes which will have an impact right across the board.

There is not much more we can take

There was always going to be a sucker punch for most of us on Wednesday, when Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin did their double act in the Dáil. But unlike Vaudeville double acts of Abbot and Costelloe, Burns and Allen, or later comedy double acts like Fry and Laurie, no-one was looking forward to Wednesday afternoon’s matinée showing in the Dáil chamber.

Don’t deprive our children of the light of hope

In just six days time, we will find out the extent of the effect of what is likely to be the most harrowing budget in living memory. Although kiteflying about the repercussions has been limited this year, stifled no doubt by the ongoing and unexpected abortion debate, there is no doubt that there is a fair degree of negative apprehension about the contents of Michael Noonan’s briefcase next Wednesday afternoon.

Budget for disability services must be ringfenced says Grealish

Budget cuts must start with the higher paid, not the most vulnerable, so the Government must ringfence funding for disability and community services.

Public information on property tax

A public information meeting on the controversial property tax takes place on Thursday November 15 at 8pm in the Clybaun Hotel, Clybaun Road, Knocknacarra.

New biography of Enda Kenny to be launched tonight

RTE’s Sean O’Rourke will visit Mayo next Friday, November 2, to launch a new political biography of Taoiseach Enda Kenny. The presenter of the RTE radio and television programmes, News At One and The Week in Politics, will be in the TF Royal Hotel, Castlebar, at 6pm to launch the new book entitled Enda Kenny The Unlikely Taoiseach. The book is written by political journalist John Downing and published by Paperweight Publications. It tells the story of Enda Kenny’s 36-year-long political journey from Castlebar to Government Buildings, and his 10-year campaign to successfully overcome reverses, doubts, slights and an outright party mutiny, to become Taoiseach in March 2011.

Outer bypass to be included in new stimulus package

The Galway City Outer Bypass has been included in a shortlist of five roads projects to be progressed under a new economic stimulus package currently being negotiated by the Government.

 

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