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 […]

Some short-term relief but not yet the energy revolution we need

Friends of the Earth has welcomed some of the short-term measures in Budget 2023 but said the overall package still lacks the scale and urgency to drive the energy revolution we need to get off unreliable, skyrocketing fossil fuels for good. Commenting, Friends of the Earth Chief Executive, Oisín Coghlan said: Fuel allowance and retrofitting […]

Budget 2023 must protect viability of Experience Economy

Ibec, the group that represents business, is calling on Government to use Budget 2023 as an opportunity to enhance the competitiveness and productivity of the Experience Economy which underpins our social, tourism and business ecosystems.   The Ibec Budget 2023 submission outlines that this can be achieved by supporting companies in the economy at a […]

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