‘The party is dead in the ditch’: Fianna Fáil and the Golfgate backlash
As the toxic fallout from the Golfgate controversy continues to swirl, Fianna Fáil is beleaguered, battered and ‘in a very bad place’
Just a short few hours before he set off for the Oireachtas Golf Society’s 50th anniversary dinner in Galway last Wednesday, Dara Calleary agreed to appear on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show to help clear up the government’s latest mess.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Stephen Donnelly, the Minister for Health, had held a press conference in Government Buildings the evening before, to outline a tightening of the Covid-19 restrictions....
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Budget 2022: More than 400,000 new jobs to be added to the economy
Minister for Finance heralds ‘remarkable rebound’ in employment outlook
Analysis: What to expect on Budget day
There will be complaints from the opposition that the government has not gone far enough in raising the state pension and welfare payments while many workers will feel underwhelmed by increases of 2-3 per cent in income tax bands and credits worth around €250 per year on average
Government drafts new bill to reform limited partnerships after offshore revelations
The Pandora Papers show Irish Limited partnerships are used to make Ireland a ‘de facto’ offshore location for business in countries like Russia and Ukraine
Playing the percentages: Budget 2022 to reflect new reality of a changed game
Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath are receiving the usual entreaties from various interest groups, but this year the biggest factor of all is Ireland’s upcoming departure from a 12.5 per cent rate of corporation tax