Budget 2021

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Dr Laura Lenihan says she doesn’t  mind that there are no tax cuts aimed at people in her  position.

“It was always going to be a tough budget to get right, particularly when it came to health spending,” said Dr Laura Lenihan, a Galway-based GP who is(...)

Roderic O’Gorman: he  was able to announce significant increases in funding for the child agency Tusla, and also for direct provision. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The budget, one that deeply involved the Green Party, is probably the greenest in recent history but that is an unsurprising element of an extraordina(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the CRSS was introduced as an alternative to the practice of topping up restart grants, which has been the approach for impacted sectors so far. Photograph: Tom Honan/Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Running the State’s new business support scheme will cost the exchequer €40 million a week during the level of restrictions currently in place, budget(...)

A change in Ireland’s taxation scheme for intellectual property (IP) in the budget is being introduced overnight and has come as a surprise to foreign(...)

In his Dáil response to Budget 2021,  Labour Party finance spokesman Ged Nash said there was a long way to go on the ‘two-tier health system’ but there was also a two -tier economy. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The budget is “papering over the cracks” again rather than beginning the work of building an Irish national health service that everyone would be prou(...)

The danger for the Government is that it will be left in the aftermath of the pandemic with a smaller economy to finance a bigger state. File photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

If the first instinct of politicians is to throw money at a problem, no Irish government has ever thrown so much money at so big a problem. Tuesday c(...)

Simon Fine is a webcasting executive

A “missed opportunity” is how Simon Fine views the Government’s decision not to announce more budgetary supports for people working remotely from home(...)

The sector has been among the worst hit by Covid, as one of the first to go and likely one of the last to come back. Photograph: iStock

Arts and culture are often poor relations at budget-time, barely getting a look in with the big hitters. This year there’s a sense of the wider cultu(...)

Music promoter Shane Dunne, left, and venue owner Ger Kiely pictured in Cyprus Avenue, Caroline Street in Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

I am part of the EPIC group of live entertainment professionals who lobbied ministers for Covid support. We have never really had a direct line of com(...)

Helen Dixon Data Protection Commissioner. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Data Protection Commissioner is getting more than €2 million extra next year, giving the digital privacy watchdog a tenfold increase in funding si(...)

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