Budget 2021

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Ireland’s national debt at the end of next year is expected to be almost €240 billion. Image: iStock

Ireland’s national debt at the end of next year is expected to be almost €240 billion, according to the latest forecasts in the budget, following two (...)

In relation to the number of social homes that would be built this year, the Minister  said the figure would be “around 7,000 or so”.

Legislation for an affordable housing scheme, which will allow low and middle income workers to buy State subsidised homes, will come before the Dáil (...)

  Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe   at Government Buildings ahead of  Budget 2021.  Photograph:  Julien Behal

At the crack of dawn they shot out of the traps and scattered to the four corners of the media. Enthusiastic Ministers and an assortment of energetic(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said the additional beds would represent a 25 per cent increase in critical care capacity in a single year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government has pledged to open almost 700 additional permanent inpatient and critical care beds by the end of this year following a record increas(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe at a press conference in Government Buildings on Tuesday. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Covid and green issues were the issues that grabbed readers’ attention in Budget 2021 as was to be expected with both issues central to this year’s tw(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: Tom Honan/Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

The Government is considering how to transform the Low Pay Commission into a living wage commission to meet its programme for government commitment fo(...)

 Minister for Justice & Equality Helen McEntee TD during the Department of Justice and Equality’s Budget 2021 Press Conference at St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has said there there was a need to explore further what measures are needed to deal with violent clashes involving (...)

K. James Donahue: ‘I’ve had to stop teaching a Tai Chi class at a day centre for older people, as well as teaching a music class at a school.’

Following the announcement of Budget 2021 on Tuesday, The Irish Times asked readers for their reaction - what was in it for them, if anything? Here is(...)

SJI welcomed the increase in carbon tax and fuel allowance but said this was not enough to address fuel poverty. Photograph: iStock

Inequality will increase with poorest left further behind as a result of Budget 2021 – an outcome that is “totally unacceptable”, warns the equality t(...)

The National Symphony Orchestra is to move from RTÉ to the National Concert Hall. Photograph: RTÉ

The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is set to transfer from RTÉ to the National Concert Hall (NCH) next year, with € 8million – the annual cost of t(...)

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