Budget 2025

Calls to use €1.5bn National Training Fund surplus to upskill workers

Financial services industry body said the rolling state surplus should be deployed in the form of training vouchers for firms

Patricia Callan, director of Financial Services Ireland: “Government should do whatever it takes to put the National Training Fund to work in support of Irish business and the future of the Irish economy, up to and including legislative change.” Photo: Julien Behal