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-  Simon Harris TD

FF Tax & Spend Wish list will Kill 200k Jobs & Punch €1.4bn Hole in Public Finances – Harris

Fine Gael Minister, Simon Harris has expressed amazement that Fianna Fail would publish little more than a tax and spend wish list without a credible plan to grow jobs. He said that the absence of a detailed Fianna Fail jobs plan meant that the 200,000 extra jobs that Fine Gael’s Plan would deliver for the country by 2020 would not be realized

-  Richard Bruton TD

10% Capital Gains Tax for start-ups as FG plans 93,000 new start-up jobs

An Taoiseach & Fine Gael Leader, Enda Kenny TD, and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, were today (Friday) in in Park West, Dublin to outline the party’s plan to help create 93,000 new jobs from start-up companies as part of the Fine Gael Long Term Economic Plan.

-  Gabrielle McFadden TD

Flooding fund extended to include non-rateable businesses - McFadden

Fine Gael TD for Longford Westmeath, Gabrielle McFadden, has said that the Government has expanded the eligibility criteria for the €5 million fund for small businesses to include businesses not subject to commercial rates.

-  Senator Cait Keane

Childcare facilities only providing ECCE scheme also exempt from commercial rates - Keane

Fine Gael Dublin South West Senator Cáit Keane, has announced that childcare facilities providing only the Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme (ECCE), are exempt from paying commercial rates. Senator Keane was speaking after raising the issue of commercial rates for preschool facilities in the Seanad today (Thursday) with the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, as responsibility for the Valuation Office transferred to the Minister’s Department with effect from 1 January 2016.

-  Simon Harris TD

January payslips show cut in USC five years after FF introduced it - Harris

“On 27th January 2011, Fianna Fáil’s Finance Bill introduced the USC, taking a large chunk from the pay packets of workers across the country. Five years later, people opening their January payslips can expect more money in their accounts due to a cut to USC”, says Minister of State at the Department of Finance and Fine Gael TD for Wicklow/East Carlow, Simon Harris.

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