ALONE releases Pre-Budget Submission amid calls to protect older people from “unsustainable” increases to cost of living

ALONE has launched its full Pre-Budget Submission and has called on Government to urgently take action for older people, saying that repeated increases in the cost of living are unsustainable and the situation is now becoming “critical” for many older people. Recent surges in the cost of energy and food, and particularly the increases from […]

Inmo Pre-Budget Submission Seeks Funding For Implementation Of Slaintecare Report

The Pre-Budget Submission (click here) from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), submitted to the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, has called for the government, in the forthcoming budget, to commence funding the change programme recommended in the recently published Slaintecare Report.   This report, which calls for a ten-year transformational change programme, […]

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; […]

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 […]