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Economy - Today’s News

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Economy - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

‘Young and active farmers’ will benefit from today’s Budget

New measures will target the long-term leasing of land.

‘Uninspiring’ budget continues tax discrimination against self-starters

The self-employed are still paying more tax than everyone else.

The Double Irish is dead, long live the ‘knowledge-development box’

But Michael Noonan says Ireland’s low corporate tax rate “never was, never has been” up for discussion.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy a civil service job? Recruitment will start again next year Permanent And Pensionable

Fancy a civil service job? Recruitment will start again next year

A moratorium on hiring will be lifted.

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From TheJournal.ie Got a car? You were left alone in this Budget, for a change Driven To Distraction

Got a car? You were left alone in this Budget, for a change

There will be no extra motoring or fuel taxes after years of hikes.

From TheJournal.ie People on the dole will get a Christmas present from the government this year Every Little Helps

People on the dole will get a Christmas present from the government this year

The Christmas Bonus will be reintroduced this year – one of two increases in the area of social welfare announced in today’s Budget.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s Michael Noonan’s Budget 2015 speech in full Read All About It

Here’s Michael Noonan’s Budget 2015 speech in full

6,000 words, 44 minutes, and lots and lots of new policies…

From TheJournal.ie U2 are buying 16 Hanover Quay for €450,000 from Dublin Docklands Development Authority Agreed

U2 are buying 16 Hanover Quay for €450,000 from Dublin Docklands Development Authority

The DDDA says the Planning Scheme recognises the docklands as an art space with a variety of tourism attractions

From TheJournal.ie Your landlord may be able to spruce up your rented home now Anti-cowboy

Your landlord may be able to spruce up your rented home now

Michael Noonan said the move would continues to support ‘legitimate operators’ in the home renovation sector.

From TheJournal.ie Good news if you have a private pension: The levy is on its way out Budget 2015

Good news if you have a private pension: The levy is on its way out

The levy will be reduced from 2015 and will be abolished at the end of next year.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s why people who make (and like) craft beer should be happy today Budget 2015

Here’s why people who make (and like) craft beer should be happy today

Finance Minister Michael Noonan is unveiling his Budget measures this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie This trailer for The Guarantee will fill you with righteous anger Bank Guarantee

This kitchen scale probably knows more about cooking than you… and now it has more money

Irish startup Drop has scored $2 million to develop more smart kitchen products.

From The Daily Edge Dublin’s new Nespresso store is proof that we’ve gone mad (again) Pod People
From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should we scrap ‘Budget day’? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we scrap ‘Budget day’?

We’d still have to pay tax if it existed or not.

From TheJournal.ie Check out out these pictures of Michael Noonan on Budget Day… 23 years ago Flashback

Finance and tech workers getting picky about jobs as vacancies exceed candidates

Professional job seekers are becoming savvier when it comes to potential employers.

Economy - Monday 13 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Readers’ Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2015? Budget 2015

Readers’ Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2015?

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

GenCell is only 3 years old but it has succumbed to a (very) wealthy American suitor

The Irish genetics firm has been sold to a multi-billion dollar US medical-technology company for a secret sum.

What I Learned: One TD’s journey from the cabbage farm to the Dáil

Pub owner- and accountant-turned-TD Áine Collins says Ireland needs to have a “serious conversation about failure”.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s electricity is the most expensive of anywhere in Europe The Price Of Power

Ireland’s electricity is the most expensive of anywhere in Europe

And most government subsidies are flowing to the country’s fossil-fuel industries, EU says.

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From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Human rights must be put at the heart of the budgetary process Budget 2015

Opinion: Human rights must be put at the heart of the budgetary process

If human rights matter to our government, they must play a significant role in shaping budgetary decisions.

From TheJournal.ie With 24 hours to go, here’s what we know about the Budget so far… The Final Countdown
From TheJournal.ie Can’t afford a house like this? Well, at least now we know who can Deep Pockets

Can’t afford a house like this? Well, at least now we know who can

Buyers from the US, UK and China are all gunning for Irish trophy homes, agents say.

From TheJournal.ie Bono: Musician, humanitarian, philanthropist… Irish corporate tax defender? Bononomics

Bono: Musician, humanitarian, philanthropist… Irish corporate tax defender?

The U2 frontman says Ireland’s tax affairs with companies like Apple have brought “the only prosperity we’ve known”.

From TheJournal.ie Santa* is looking for 100 helpers Santa's Little Helpers

Santa* is looking for 100 helpers

*Or a Christmas-themed event, whatever way you want to look at it.

From TheJournal.ie House building growth was at its fastest since 2000 last month Build It Up

House building growth was at its fastest since 2000 last month

And employment is growing, too.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s heating bills this winter depend on what happens between Putin and Ukraine Energy Index

Ireland’s heating bills this winter depend on what happens between Putin and Ukraine

Costs could spike if the trouble continues in eastern Europe.

Economy - Sunday 12 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here are three Budget ideas that can solve a social problem, spur the economy, and save money Budget 2015

Here are three Budget ideas that can solve a social problem, spur the economy, and save money

Dr Daragh McGreal has been crunching numbers and formulating policies for months. Here are a few of them…

From TheJournal.ie So, here’s what definitely WON’T be in Budget 2015… Ten Years On
From TheJournal.ie ‘If we want sustainable public services like water, we need mechanisms to pay for it’ Water Charges

‘If we want sustainable public services like water, we need mechanisms to pay for it’

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said we can’t go back to the old ways of narrow taxation.

From TheJournal.ie Cigarettes and petrol: How much have the old reliables been hiked in the last 20 years? Pack Of Twenty
From TheJournal.ie The Celtic Tiger bridge that wouldn’t open because of a lost remote control This Is Ireland

The Celtic Tiger bridge that wouldn’t open because of a lost remote control

The Sean O’Casey Bridge is operated via remote control – but officials apparently lost the device in an office move. It’s now operational again…

From TheJournal.ie There were 365 repossession orders made in the first 6 months of this year Court Orders

There were 365 repossession orders made in the first 6 months of this year

There were 313 made in the Circuit Court and 52 made in the High Court.

Economy - Saturday 11 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: The Central Bank mortgage restrictions make great sense – here’s why Bubble Buster

Aaron McKenna: The Central Bank mortgage restrictions make great sense – here’s why

With these rules in place, property prices will tied to people’s incomes rather than crazy speculations.

From TheJournal.ie Is Sinn Féin really proposing a 73 per cent tax rate? Shinnernomics

Is Sinn Féin really proposing a 73 per cent tax rate?

The opposition party has come under attack for its budget proposals this week.

Economy - Friday 10 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Not neutral: Fianna Fáíl say they’d bring in €361 million in new tax measures Pre-budget

Not neutral: Fianna Fáíl say they’d bring in €361 million in new tax measures

The party’s proposing an overall adjustment of €220 million in next week’s Budget.

Economy - Thursday 9 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol is getting more expensive, but shoes are cheaper than they were in 2013 To Shop Or Not To Shop

Alcohol is getting more expensive, but shoes are cheaper than they were in 2013

Buying tobacco and eating out will also set you back a bit more.

From TheJournal.ie The government says they’ll cut our taxes in the Budget, but how are they going to do it? Decisions Decisions

The government says they’ll cut our taxes in the Budget, but how are they going to do it?

We don’t know anything definitive yet, but plenty of hints have been dropped about easing the tax burden on Middle Ireland.