ALONE appeal for a reform to the State Pension system in the upcoming budget

 ALONE, the organisation which supports older people is calling on Government to reassess its approach to pensions and to reform the current system to protect future generations, as well as those currently in receipt of pensions.   With financial issues being one of the biggest concerns raised by the older people who use ALONE’s services, […]

Motor Industry Calls for Budget to avoid further destabilising Car Market

Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the month of September were down 17.9% (3,201) when compared to September 2017 (3,897). Registrations year to date are down 4.2% (123,099) on the same period last year (128,548). New Light Commercial Vehicle registrations […]

Varadkar Divide & Conquer Strategy Unfair To Carers – MEP

The divide and conquer strategy of Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar which aims to create tension between state pension receivers and carers in the upcoming budget emphasised the valuable role of the independent political voice in government. This assertion by Independent MEP Marian Harkin related to a newspaper report that Minister Varadkar had warned […]

Strong Message From IFA To Support Farm Income In Budget ’17

Addressing Oireachtas members in Dublin as part of IFA’s pre-Budget campaign, IFA President Joe Healy said next month’s Budget is a major test of the Government’s commitment to farm families who are under serious income pressure after a year of low product and dreadful weather conditions.   IFA officers who met TDs & Senators also […]

Most Students Unhappy With Budget

New survey information was released by the Union of Students in Ireland today outlining student’s reactions to the Budget. 93.3% of students think the current government doesn’t prioritise education. 80% of students will vote for another party in the General Election after seeing the Budget priorities. 66.7% of students feel let down by the current […]

Budget Measures Support Farming And The Rural Economy

IFA President Eddie Downey has welcomed the further progress made on farm taxation measures in today’s Budget, in particular the introduction by the Government of measures on farm succession to encourage a new generation of farmers to get involved with their parents in the business at an early stage. He said a tax credit of […]

Budget Must Break Down Entrepreneurial Barriers

The Government must create a coherent tax strategy for Ireland’s entrepreneurs, similar to that which was developed for the IFSC. That was the message delivered by a panel of entrepreneurs and experts at a joint Irish Tax Institute and Dublin Chamber of Commerce pre-Budget event this morning. The panel highlighted that there are significant tax […]

Govt Must Fix Discrimination Against Self- Employed Before Imposing Additional Taxes – Bryan

IFA President John Bryan has said that any proposal for a mandatory increase to PRSI for the self-employed would place an unfair additional cost on self-employed workers and must be rejected.   Mr Bryan said, “Under the existing PRSI system, employees receive benefits that are not available to the self-employed, such as Jobseeker’s and Illness […]

IFA Present Farm Taxation Proposals to Department of Finance

An IFA delegation, led by IFA President John Bryan and Farm Business Committee Chairman, Tom Doyle, recently met with Department of Finance officials to discuss the key taxation issues for farming. John Bryan said, “The taxation proposals presented in the IFA pre-Budget submission highlight important tax measures thatincrease efficiency, encourage timely farm transfers and overall, […]

IFA Pre-Budget Submission Highlights Potential Of Sector For Growth

Launching the Association’s pre-budget submission Support for Agriculture Critical to Underpin Growth in Dublin this afternoon (Wed), IFA President John Bryan said that continued investment in agriculture will deliver economic growth, increased exports and jobs.   John Bryan said, “Farming is experiencing a very difficult year in 2012, through a combination of dreadful weather, soaring […]

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