Budget 2021

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“Family business were here before, they’re here now, and they’ll be here afterwards...The fundamental thing is that they don’t cut and run when things get tough.” Photograph: iStock

Irish family-owned businesses are calling on the Government to reduce the tax paid on a gain when a business asset is transferred or sold from the cur(...)

 Dalata hotel group chief executive Pat McCann: ‘Essentially, 2021 will be all about keen pricing, across all our segments. And that is to build volume.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s a Tuesday morning in the four-star Clayton Hotel in Leopardstown, south Dublin, and the lobby is an oasis of calm. Normally it would be hopping. (...)

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has called on the Government to increase maternity, paternity and parent’s benefit to €295 per week. Photograph: iStock

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has called on the Government to increase maternity, paternity and parent’s benefit to €295 per week. T(...)

More than 30,000 people are employed in the pharma sector in Ireland

Ireland is a world leader in making and producing cancer therapies, so why do Irish patients have to wait so long to access innovative medicines? It(...)

The alliance is calling for targeted temporary changes to incentivise private capital to back risky start-ups

The Government is being urged to introduce changes in Budget 2021 to make it easier for private investors to back early-stage companies. In a pre-bud(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe  and president of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde during a press conference during the informal meeting of European Union ministers for economic and financial affairs in Berlin earlier this month. Photograph: Hayoung Jeon – Pool/Getty Images

The Government is starting final preparations for the Budget and is giving some indications of the parameters under which it will be drawn up. Borrowi(...)

Michael McGrath Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath said there may be a requirement for different parts of the country to move from one risk level to another. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has pledged to introduce “workable, sustainable and comprehensive” funding for the Department of Heal(...)

The Construction Industry Federation took aim at bureaucratic processes which it said add cost, and delay the delivery of public and private construction.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The goal to build 35,000 homes per year won’t be achieved within the lifetime of this Government without “significant changes” in the processes to del(...)

Dublin Bus passengers wearing masks. ‘Ongoing restrictions appear likely for some time in many areas,’ said Ifac. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

The Government’s budgetary watchdog has called for a “substantial multi-year stimulus” to restore demand in the Irish economy. In a pre-budget submis(...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said there would be no change to income tax credits or bands, USC or PRSI. Photograph: Kay Nietfeld/DPA via AP, Pool

The Government will not make any changes to income tax in next month’s Budget, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has indicated. With Covid-19 case(...)

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