Budget 2021

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Retail Excellence  said the budget  “delivered some reassurance to concerned retailers”. Photograph: iStock

Business groups have broadly welcomed the measures in Budget 2021, saying the package of supports would help many businesses cope with the worrying do(...)

Kevin Monaghan (74), from Lifford, Co Donegal: ‘There has been no mention whatsoever about the sacrifices that old people made at great cost to themselves by using extra fuel and lighting’

Kevin Monaghan lives with his wife Mairéad in Lifford, Co Donegal, currently the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic in the State. Mr Monaghan (74) a(...)

‘Budget2021  goes a fair way towards addressing criticism that the commitment of governments to the Sláintecare reforms had not been matched in  funding’

The Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath, in announcing its largest budget ever on Tuesday, prefaced his remarks by saying that the billion(...)

The Irish Council for Social Housing said the capital investment in public housing was a “positive response to the scale of the housing crisis”. File photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

The construction of an additional 593 social homes is planned next year as part of the €5.2 billion budget allocation to the Department of Housing. M(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath and Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe  arriving at the Convention Centre in Dublin before giving their budget speeches on Tuesday. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

The Government did what it had to do in the budget – announced that it would continue to pump billions of euro into the economy next year to fight the(...)

The last government announced plans to increase the age of retirement to 67 next year and 68 in 2028, but it became a major issue during the general election campa.

The state pension age will not rise to 67 next January, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath confirmed in his budget speech(...)

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys said the Pandemic Unemployment Payment had to be sustainable. Photograph: Julien Behal

The Pandemic Unemployment Payment now being received by more than 200,000 people will be reviewed in January, Minister for Social Protection Heather H(...)

Budget 2021 repeats a pattern of behaviour that has marked the Government since it took power of being “indecisive, unprepared and too slow to act”, S(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath delivers his Budget 2021 speech on Tuesday. Photograph: Oireachtas TV

The Government is to put in place hundreds of new hospital beds, millions of additional home support hours and up to 16,000 extra staff on foot of the(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe at Government Buildings in Dublin ahead of announcing the budget. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said he plans to set up an equity fund to invest in “high innovation” Irish companies, in order to boost supports(...)

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