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The Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) is calling on the Government to clarify details about articulated vehicle taxation following a Court of Appeal judgement last week that a trailer is not a separate taxable unit.
An unwell woman was sent home from hospital in “considerable pain” because of a lack of beds at a city public hospital.
Since Minister Noonan announced in October 2014 that Ireland would introduce a “best-in-class” Knowledge Development Box (“KDB”), there has been a lot of speculation about ‘how low would he go’. Budget 2016 announced that the rate of tax which will apply for income qualifying under the new KDB will be 6.25%. The relief is available to companies for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2016.
Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, has announced that €5.3m is to be spent on 260 new Garda vehicles between now and the end of the year.
In his budget day speech, Minister Michael Noonan recognised the significant role played by the farming and agri-food sector in Ireland’s economic recovery. This important sector employs approximately 169,000 people across the country and its produce is one of Ireland’s top 10 exported commodities.
Graça Machel to deliver the second annual international human rights lecture of The Mary Robinson Centre
One of the world’s leading women’s rights activists will visit Ballina next month, when Graça Machel delivers The Mary Robinson Centre’s second Annual International Human Rights Lecture on Saturday November 28.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring, this week announced that €340k in funding has been approved through Fáilte Ireland’s Capital Investment Programme for two tourism projects in Mayo.
Local TD Derek Nolan has welcomed the news that Galway Mayo Institute of Technology can now proceed to Stage 2 of the Technological University (TU) designation process.
Galway’s Bike Scheme has attracted more than 2,100 annual members in its first 10 months in operation. Usage figures supplied by the National Transport Authority show the Cathedral is by far the most popular docking station while stations at Fr. Burke Road, New Dock Street, Claddagh Basin and Eyre Square are also widely used.
If there was one thing Insider, and everyone else inside the political bubble, was agreed on, it was that the Government would fight tooth and nail to ensure nothing overshadowed the Budget that was to form the cornerstone of its re-election bid.