Budget 2019

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Minister for Tourism: the Restaurants Association of Ireland called for his head over the VAT increase. Photograph: Alan Betson

Budget 2019 attempted to spread largesse from a fairly small pot as widely as possible. To make that easier, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe rais(...)

There is no one-size-fits-all solution, and the aim of the pilot project is to allow communities themselves to come up with ideas, Mr Ring said . Photograph: Eric Luke

Six small towns in six different counties have been invited to suggest how they could become more attractive living spaces by Minister for Rural and C(...)

Tourism in Ireland: the rise in the tourism VAT rate will undoubtedly make life more difficult for some smaller restaurant and hotel operators in certain parts of the country. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The primal scream from tourism and hospitality operators over the return of their VAT rate to 13.5 per cent is understandable, given the scale of disa(...)

Paddy Cosgrave: “Fine Gael used to be the business party but now they are looting business people”.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Measures introduced in Budget 2019 to deal with the housing crisis are going to “crush the middle classes”, according to Web Summit co-founder and chi(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: What has he really done for single employees?  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Single people on average PAYE salaries had little joy in this week’s budget package. This maintains a trend under this Government which – despite its (...)

RTÉ will receive €8.6m more as a result of Budget 2019. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times.

RTÉ will receive additional funding of €8.6 million as a result of Budget 2019, according to Minister for Communications Denis Naughten. Virgin Media(...)

Former minister for finance Brian Cowen received a standing ovation in the Dáil for his 2007 giveaway budget. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The idea of painting finance minsters as Santa or Scrooge depending on how much or how little they put in our pockets at budget time is silly, not lea(...)

To date the higher than expected corporation tax receipts have been largely matched by budget overruns in health expenditure. This trend cannot be allowed to continue in future years without damaging the economy

The ink on Budget 2019 is barely dry but already the next big agenda item for the economy is fast approaching - Ireland’s competitiveness is about to (...)

One measure that was widely expected in the budget but did not materialise was an increase in the carbon tax. Photograph: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

What was the combined effect of Tuesday’s budget measures, taken as a whole, on households? Ultimately, it depends on what we take as the appropriate (...)

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s dilemma is that even if he can be reasonably confident that Fine Gael will gain seats, there is no guarantee that the party will be back in government after an election. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Now that the third budget of the confidence-and-supply arrangement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil has been agreed, the big question is whether the (...)

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