Budget 2016

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Under the new rules, children between the ages of three and five-and-a-half will be able to benefit from up to two-and-a-half years of preschool free of charge

My grandson aged four is in preschool and his parents have already availed of the free year and are paying for his preschool this year. Is there any c(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  and Minister for Public Expenditure  Brendan Howlin  at a pre-budget photocall last week: in percentage terms, a person earning €70,000 will be 1.9 per cent better off, whereas a person earning €20,000 a year will be about 1.1 per cent better off. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“It’s the rich wot gets the glory, it’s the poor wot gets the blame,” goes the old saying. One of the criticisms levelled at successive Coalition bud(...)

Ratings agency Moody’s said the €1.5 billion in supplementary spending announced last week by the Government should be “feasible”. Photo: Scott Bloomberg

Ratings agency Moody’s today said the €1.5 billion in supplementary spending announced last week by the Government should be “feasible” given that cor(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: has proposed the establishment of a rent regulator as part of the Government’s housing package. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has proposed the establishment of a rent regulator as part of the Government’s housing package. The two Coalition parties are at(...)

 Nóirín Hayes: “It’s almost like saying we will build hospitals and people who are sick can go there and they’ll be fine – and we haven’t got any of the equipment, and we haven’t got the trained personnel but sure we’ll mind them.” Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The Government’s plan for a second free preschool year for children is “ill-thought through and deceptive” and misses the real investment needs of the(...)

13/10/2015 - NEWS- Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance    at a press conference on the 2016 Budget at Government Buildings. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Credit rating agency Fitch said the stimulus provided by Budget 2016 was likely to fan economic volatility as it declared the overall package was cons(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan (right) and Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin answering listeners’ questions on Today with Seán O’Rourke at RTÉ on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Sarah Bardon, Political Reporter RTÉ has said a report that the Minister for Finance and Minister for Public Expenditure would not participate in a ra(...)

Irish people withdraw as much money each month from ATMs as Danes do in a year

  Consumers who use their debit cards to obtain cash back from retailers will not have to pay a fee to the Government under changes to the(...)

Children from Cottage Kids Playschool in Tyrellstown, Lusk present their book “Being and Becoming Mathematicians Through Play” to the Minister for Education Jan O’ Sullivan. Photograph: Colm Mahady / Fennells

  Parents of children paying for pre-school care will not benefit from the childcare measures announced in Budget 2016. Minister for P(...)

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly, at the post-budget press conference in Government Buildings. Photograph: Eric Luke

Labour TDs and senators have rallied around Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly who is still involved in a dispute with Minister for Finance Micha(...)

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