‘We could not have predicted the devastation that Covid-19 would leave in its wake’
The government’s well-trailed budget delivered funding for aviation, hospitality and digital gaming – but was branded a ‘disaster’ by some in the hospitality industry
This year’s budgetary announcement began with some levity; whoops, hollers and laughs rang through the Dáil chamber when Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Ceann Comhairle, took an opportunity in advance of the speech by Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance, to stress that the Budget outline distributed to deputies in the chamber was to remain “strictly confidential” until the end of Donohoe’s speech, discouraging the leaking of the wording to journalists....
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Brussels says trade barriers can be radically reduced under NI Protocol
Taoiseach welcomes package and calls on British government and EU to enter ‘serious engagement’
Rental properties likely to swell cost of revised mica redress scheme
Sources say Darragh O’Brien favours adding long-term rental properties one a ‘one home, one grant’ basis to a new scheme to be approved in the coming weeks
Two-year cooling off period a ‘minimum’ for politicians turned lobbyists, expert says
Gary Murphy told an Oireachtas committee stronger rules around lobbying are necessary to avoid the perception that the Dáil is a ‘cosy cartel for political insiders’
Analysis: Is spread of spending too thin to deliver substantive change?
The Taoiseach insisted last week that the budget would not have ‘something for everyone in the audience’ — but the opposite seems to be true