Budget 2018

The Housing Minister says extra measures are on the way to make houses more affordable.

FG rejects middle-class budget bias claim

Junior finance minister Patrick O’Donovan has rejected claims that Fine Gael’s budget plans are too focussed on middle-class voters key to the party’s future election success.

Age Action makes budget submission to tackle poverty among elderly

The Government is being urged to tackle growing poverty levels among pensioners.

Gloves off as budget nears but it’s all about how game is played

In a world where figures are not facts, it is down to politics, writes Gerard Howlin.

Budget should focus on one thing: Housing

Raise rent supplement; bring in strict rent control, writes Declan Jordan

Budget a real opportunity for volatility measures

The agri-food sector continues to play a crucial role in Ireland’s economic recovery with our exports valued at €11.15bn in 2016, marking incredible growth of over 56% since 2009.