With just €1.3 billion allocated up to 2025 for retrofitting support for private households in the National Development Plan, billions in extra State cash is going to be needed in the years ahead

An old friend used to have some advice for people when something dramatic happened to their employer, or the area they worked in. “Let’s look at this (...)

Fáilte Ireland on Tuesday hosted the first major business conference in Dublin since the restrictions eased, bringing about 450 delegates from the travel industry to the Convention Centre Dublin to discuss how to rebuild business tourism.

The State’s tourism authority says it is chasing up leads on close to €1 billion worth of international conferences and events that it hopes to attrac(...)

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin at the party’s opening press conference of general election 2020. Photograph: Fran Veale

The review of Fianna Fáil’s general election performance in 2020 – in which it saw support fall and anticipated gains turn into seat losses – was brok(...)

 Circus Gerbola founders Michael     and Tara Gerbola at their Meath base: they were forced to   stop their tour in March 2020 and fear they may not reopen. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Traditional circuses may “never reopen” after the coronavirus pandemic, circus owners are warning. Among those facing the end of the road is Circus G(...)

The Government has put various measures in to try and de-fang the Nphet suggestions before they come to Cabinet. File photograph of Nphet chairman Dr Tony Holohan: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

As recently as 10 days ago, the number of new Covid-19 cases being diagnosed was collapsing, seemingly clearing the way for a smooth exit from Level 5(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. The rhetoric of the Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil framework document signals a move leftward for the parties. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

Those who were centrally involved in producing the framework agreement between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael were fully prepared for the charges that foll(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe with Budget 2020 at Government Buildings. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Budget 2020 has broken the assumption built up over recent years of continuous, generous increases in funding for Government departments; of across-th(...)

Cities that have introduced congestion charging have seen tangible improvements in terms of reduced traffic and better air quality.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The establishment of the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service has increased the analytic capacity within the Departments of Finance and of(...)

In planning revisions to a tax system, the government has much more responsibility than balancing of the books and complying with euro-zone requirements

“The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward,” asserted John Maynard Keynes, one of the most influential eco(...)

In 2009, when the financial crisis struck and car sales collapsed, the tax take fell to €375 million.

So what are the main points of the proposed new motor tax regime? Basically it boils down to this: For all motorists – Increases in the price of di(...)

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