Fianna Fáil has dismissed Finance Minister Michael Noonan being held up as an “economic messiah” as the opposition party launched alternative budget proposals which it claims are fairer for Irish people.

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Rising tensions between the coalition parties over the date of the election have forced Tánaiste Joan Burton to declare she is “not a quitter” and is confident the Government will run its full term.


Tax hikes on fuel and drink are being ruled out for next week’s budget while an increase of up to 50c is expected on a pack of cigarettes.


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Just as big tobacco deliberately misled the public on the cancer-causing effects of smoking, big oil attacked scientists who warned of the impending climate disaster and their attempts now to help ‘solve’ the problem should be shunned by governments, write Kelle Louaillier and Bill McKibben


French routes continue CityJet’s Cork expansion

CityJet has announced two extra routes from Cork Airport and is hopeful of closing another deal with a major European carrier in the coming months, following the deal struck with Scandinavian Airlines earlier this week.

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