Mulcahy urges Michael O’Leary to restore Shannon services

Following the Government’s decision to abolish the Air Travel Tax from April 2014, Ryanair is being urged to restore services that it axed at Shannon Airport in 2009 and 2010.   The call has been made by Shannon-based Clare Senator Tony Mulcahy (FG) who appealed to Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary to “live up to his […]

35,000 Medical Cards To be withdrawn under Budget-Social Vandalism- Even the Dead Can’t Escape!-Seamus Healy TD

Statement By Seamus Healy TD  in Response to Budget in the Dail Removal of Medical Cars is Social Vandalism Against the Old and the Sick Labour Leaders James Connolly, Brendan Corish and Frank Closkey are turning in their Graves   This budget targets the sickest and poorest in our society, the young, the squeezed middle, […]

Huge Consumer Support for Motor Industry Swappage Scheme

Budget Proposal is a “Win-Win” and will “GUARANTEE” €126million for Exchequer Consumer research has shown emphatic support for the Society of the Irish Motor Industry’s (SIMI)Budget submission scheme, Swappage, which proposes a reduction of €2,000 in VRT for any new car purchased in 2014 when a car aged 6 years or older is traded in. […]

Munster publicans meet with local TD’s and Senators to discuss their pre-budget submission

Reduce Excise and maintain the 9% VAT rate for hospitality sector     A delegation of Munster members of The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) today met with Oireachtas representatives to urge them to listen to their pre-budget submission and assist the pub trade.   The Vintners’ Federation is specifically calling for two basic measures; […]

Rural Publicans call for measures in budget 2014 to protect thousands of pub jobs

The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI), which represents 4,200 publicans outside Dublin and the interests of approximately 40,000 jobs, has today issued their pre-budget demands.   The VFI has called on the Government to protect the jobs associated with the labour intensive on trade.   The Vintners’ Federation is specifically calling for two basic measures: […]