Middle Eastern travel agents discover Cashel

Four luxury travel buyers from the Middle East have been exploring Cashel and Ireland – as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. The group’s action-packed itinerary included a visit to the Cashel Palace Hotel. The travel professionals – all specialists in luxury travel – design unique, luxury travel itineraries for their high net-worth Emiratis and Middle […]

Technology Ireland reaction – Budget 2023

Investment in skills and digitalisation welcome but urgency needed to address infrastructure challenges in order to maintain Ireland’s attractiveness    Technology Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the technology industry, has welcomed measures in Budget 2023 investing in digitalisation and skills but cautioned more urgency would be needed to maintain Ireland’s attractiveness as the location […]

Budget 2023 goes further than any before to address the cost of education but fails to deliver enough effective targeted supports for the most disadvantaged children

Commenting on Budget 2023 measures announced today, Tanya Ward, Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance said; “Framed as a ‘cost of living budget’, what we are seeing today is a suite of measures to help families keep their heads just above water.  Budget 2023 has gone further than any previous budget when it comes to […]

Budget 2023 offers some short-term relief but lacks long term vision – NCBI

For NCBI, the introduction of short-term or one-off measures to ease the costs of living crisis on people who are blind or vision impaired while welcomed is a missed opportunity to invest in more strategic long-term initiatives that would have a longer lasting impact and create a more inclusive society. June Tinsley, Head of Communications […]

Energy supports welcomed by food and drink sector but more needed – Food Drink Ireland

Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group representing the food and drink sector, has welcomed the energy supports announced in Budget 2023 as a step in the right direction but called for larger supports over a longer time period.   FDI Director Paul Kelly said “Energy supports are now central to the sustainability of many […]

Retail Ireland reaction to Budget 2023

Energy supports welcome, but more may be needed – Retail Ireland Personal tax cuts will support household budgets in run up to Christmas   Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the Irish retail sector, today welcomed measures in Budget 2023 to offset spiralling energy costs and bolster household finances as we enter the crucial […]

Property Industry Ireland responds to Budget 2023

Commenting on Budget 2023, Ivan Gaine, Chairperson of Property Industry Ireland (PII), said: “PII broadly welcomes the wide-ranging cost of living measures outlined today by Government in Budget 2023.   “The extension of the Help to Buy measure to the end of 2024 and the extension of the Residential Development Stamp Duty to the end of […]

EY reacts to Budget 2023: Sustainability, Economic Impact, Housing, R&D, VAT and Small Benefits Exemption

Stephen Prendiville, Head of Sustainability, EY Ireland:   “Between addressing the immediate and critical needs generated by the trilemma facing Irish business and individuals (energy, inflation, supply chains), and also maintaining a focus and momentum for positive climate action and sustainability – Budget 2023, more than most in the past, had to get the balance […]

Budget implications for the Motor Industry

Budget 2023, announced by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath contains some measures specific to motoring: VRT No VRT changes for cars or commercial vehicles VAT and Excise Extensions Extending the current excise reduction of 21 cent per litre in respect of petrol, 16 cent per litre […]

Tipperary GAA Scene – September 28th 2022

Tipperary GAA Scene By PRO Jonathan Cullen FBD Insurance County Championships Hurling took centre stage last weekend with games being played at Senior, Premier Intermediate, Intermediate and Junior levels at venues right across the county. In the senior hurling championship the action commenced on Saturday afternoon in FBD Semple Stadium when Loughmore-Castleiney and Drom & […]

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