Budget 2021

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Eleanor McEvoy  said the €50 million which has been given to the live music sector marks an “unprecedented” in attitudes to the unfunded sector.  Photograph : Aidan Crawley

Singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy has said she expects musicians and crew to benefit directly from the €50 million allocated to the live music sector i(...)

 Minister for Enterprise Leo Varadkar: ‘There is so much unbelievable uncertainty facing Irish citizens and companies because of Brexit and Covid.’ Photograph: Tom Honan/Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

The Government has set aside €5.5 billion across two different contingency funds due to the “unbelievable uncertainty” facing the State, Tánaiste Leo (...)

The price of a pack of 20 cigarettes has increased by 20 cent in the budget. File photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Tax and excise duty accounts for almost 80 per cent of the price of a 20 pack of cigarettes, the Dáil has heard. During a debate on the budget increa(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath said the State would use the Stability Programme Update next April to ‘set out a more medium term fiscal framework and a pathway to a more sustainable budgetary position.’ Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

The State will next year outline its plans to tackle the “hugely significant increase” in the national debt caused by Covid-19, the Minister for Publi(...)

Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan  insists  changes to VRT “reflect better rules” in accurately determining carbon emissions  from vehicles. File photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Controversial changes in vehicle registration tax (VRT) had to be introduced under EU law, and “reflect better rules” in accurately determining carbon(...)

Peadar Tóibín: “What we got is a few bob here and there for rural schemes, rural schemes that amount to nothing more than social welfare for rural Ireland, enough to survive but never enough for a vibrant regional balance.” File photograph: Collins

A “circuit breaker” is needed to deal with Ireland’s lopsided regional development but rural Ireland only got “a few bob here and there” in the budget(...)

Maureen Kavanagh, chief executive of Active Retirement Ireland: ‘Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party committed in their Programme for Government to build a society that properly values older people – a society where older people can live full and active lives in their communities.’ Photograph: iStock

There has been a mixed but broadly positive reaction to Budget 2021 from non-governmental bodies. The Wheel, a national association of charities and (...)

 There is €340m committed to Brexit-related spending next year, including on compliance required at ports and airports after the UK’s departure comes into effect on January 1st. File photograph: Alan Betson

The Government’s record €17.75 billion budget factors in the high probability of a hard Brexit with no EU-UK deal by the end of the transition period,(...)

The overhaul of motor tax and vehicle registration tax  is designed to push car buyers towards green choices

A range of climate actions are threaded through Budget 2021, with significant measures including an overhaul of motor taxation; carbon tax increases, (...)

A garda at a checkpoint. By the end of 2021 the Garda force  is set to expand to 15,000 sworn members. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The prospect of another recruitment moratorium in the Garda, which had been feared by many in the force, has dissipated after funding was confirmed in(...)

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