Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has only €600m in additional tax cuts and spending increases - which may, at best, only allow him €300m in income tax cuts, the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (Ifac) has said, in its first major report ahead of October’s budget.
Family homelessness has risen 200% since 2011 and 55% of homeless people are in the labour force. Key to this is the need for adequate incomes, local authority housing and an affordable, secure private rental market, writes
The Sunday Times rich list shows that the fortunes of Ireland’s 250 wealthiest people have risen by 12%, to €57bn, over the past year. Their combined wealth is equivalent to 35% of the country’s GDP. This is a sickening statistic.