9% VAT for tourism and services sector retained- Lombard
Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has been advocating the need to maintain the 9% VAT rate for the tourism and services sector and is delighted that Budget 2018 has confirmed its retention.
Extra €64.5 million for higher education and training- Byrne
The extra €64.5 million allocated to higher and further education and training in Budget 2018 will help people reach their full potential, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Town and Village Renewal Scheme to receive further funding next year- Deering
Local communities will benefit from further funding allocated to the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme will reduce costs for small businesses- Mulherin
Fine Gael Senator Michelle Mulherin has welcomed the allocation of €17 million for the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme in today’s Budget.
€220 million funding for rural communities- Carey
The Chair of the Rural and Community Development Committee said €220 million in Budget 2018 funding will have a positive impact on people and families living in rural communities.
Health budget will offer a helping hand to those who need it most - O’Connell
A Fine Gael TD has said that the increase in health spending announced in today’s Budget demonstrates the Government’s commitment to our health service.
Home Building Finance Ireland will boost construction - Bailey
The Government recognises the urgency of Ireland’s housing needs and is making ongoing decisions to ensure we have the necessary supply, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Telephone support allowance and extra fuel allowance welcome news for OAPs- Rock
Fine Gael TD for Dublin North West, Noel Rock, said a new Telephone Allowance announced in Budget 2018 is welcome news for older people.
€1.5 billion for the Agriculture sector will ensure rural communities are Brexit-proof- Deering
Investment of over €1.5 billion in the Agriculture sector will ensure rural communities are Brexit-proof, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Pupil Teacher Ratio reduced to lowest level ever- McLoughlin
Peak €10 billion funding for education sector in 2018 will also deliver more supports for those who need it most