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Government threats will not work - Ruane

Sinn Féin councillor Thérèse Ruane has criticised ‘scaremongering tactics’ used by Finance Minister Michael Noonan this week regarding the treaty.

Ó Cuív calls on Noonan to pay compensation to charities

Charities that have collected donations from the public via text messages deserve to be paid compensation where phone companies have charged VAT on the texts.

Ministers pledge to review incentives and tax reliefs for creative industries

Two separate reviews of the legislation incentivising investment in film and TV production in Ireland are to take place, that is according to Galway West TD Seán Kyne who was informed of the decision in reply to a parliamentary question.

New Finance Bill 2012 published by Minister Noonan

The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan this week published the Finance Bill 2012 which gives effect to taxation measures announced in last December’s Budget.

Distressed mortgage holders offered lifeline by new Insolvency Bill — Mulherin

Fine Gael Mayo TD, Michelle Mulherin, has said the Personal Insolvency Bill published last week will give a vital lifeline to distressed mortgage holders and those overwhelmed by personal debts. The Heads of the Bill was published by Ministers Alan Shatter and Michael Noonan this week, and it is hoped it can be published in its legislative form by the end of April.

Increase in standard rate of VAT from next week

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After much speculation, Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, confirmed that the standard rate of Irish VAT is to increase from 21 per cent to 23 per cent with effect from midnight 31 December 2011. This VAT rate change is earlier than set out by the Government under the National Recovery Plan where it stated that the standard rate of VAT would only increase to 23 per cent in 2014.

How will Budget 2012 really affect Irish politics?

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While the new FG/Labour coalition has had several big ‘set piece occasions’ since coming to power – the renegotiation of the EU/IMF agreement and the jobs initiative during the summer for example – last week’s Budget was always going to be a watershed moment.

Upward only rent reviews apply only on NAMA properties

Upward only rent reviews that are causing financial hardship for tenants leasing expensive commercial properties can only be reviewed where those properties are owned by NAMA, but not where they are in private ownership.

Mortgage interest relief increase a ‘major boost to boom time buyers’ – Walsh

Increasing mortgage interest relief for those who bought their first home at the height of the property bubble “will help a significant cohort of people”.

Don’t hit the least well off the hardest in tough Budget

Galway Fine Gael TDs have come out against proposed cuts to the Brothers of Charity services and insisted that next month’s Budget must not hit the most vulnerable or least well of in society the hardest.

 

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