Budget 2017 actively undermined the growth of the Irish Language – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphries to immediately review the funding allocation provided for the development and growth of the Irish language. Deputy McGrath was speaking on foot of an analysis by Conradh na Gaeilge which estimates that due to poor resourcing […]

Budget 2017 – Deeply Unfair and Socially Divisive – Seamus Healy TD

Statement by Deputy Seamus Healy T.D. In his Budget Statement, the Minister, Deputy Donohoe, told us the budget will create a fairer society. This is dishonest claptrap. The budget maintains and widens the rich-poor gap in our society. Under the tax and the universal social charge changes alone, the wealthiest 5% of people in our […]

Motor Industry calls for action on Insurance costs and underlines the importance of stability ahead of Budget 2017

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has issued the official car sales figures for the month of September which saw 162 registrations decrease by -1.4% (4,698) compared to September 2015 (4,766). Total New car registrations year to date are up 18% (143,205) ahead on the same period last year (120,961). Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) […]

Shortage of Chefs threatens the success of Tourism Industry Recovery – Restaurants Association of Ireland

The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) today launched its Pre-Budget Submission 2017, “Putting Tourism, Hospitality and Food at the Centre of Our Recovery.” The plan outlines the RAI’s key issues that need to be addressed for the Restaurant and Hospitality sector ahead of Budget 2017. Shortage of Chefs has now reached crisis levels, and threatens the […]