Wednesday February 26, 2020

How Comhaltas made ministers change their tune

Music and cultural group lobbied to stop Arts Council being given control of its funding

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
5th November, 2019
Labhrás Ó Murchu, the director-general of Comhaltas, feared that its budget could be cut Picture: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Paschal Donohoe is finishing up the implementation of Budget 2020 with another appearance before the finance committee today.

The Minister for Finance will be discussing amendments to his Finance Bill, which contains 75 sections to provide for everything ranging from new taxation measures for real investment estate trusts to a €100 rise in the tax credit for home carers.

There has also been a little-noticed change in the budget measures, with the government having to reverse engines...

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