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Due to increased income tax, excise, and VAT receipts, the State's tax collection in January was 5% greater than it was in the same month of the previous year. According to Department of Finance figures, income tax collections increased by 2.9% and VAT by 4% from January 2023. The department...
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Current Polling 08/02/24 SF 28 (-6) FF 20 (nc) FG 19 (+1) GP 5 (+2) Lab 4 (+1) Social Democrats +2 % IND/Others 25 NC Government Support 35% up 3% Leadership support Michael Martin 44% +3% Leo Varadkar 40% +1% Mary Lou Mcdonald 38% - 4% Eamon Ryan 20% Up 2%
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Ministers have been informed that up to 20,000 asylum applicants may enter the State this year. Compared to slightly over 13,000 petitions for foreign protection last year, this is a significant increase. Ireland may receive an additional 20,000 applications for international protection by 2024...
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Former Taoiseach John Bruton passed away at the age of 76 after a long illness. The family of Mr. Bruton released the following statement: "He died peacefully in the Mater Private Hospital in Dublin, surrounded by his loving family, early this morning following a long illness. ""He was a...
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Writing for the Irish Times, Minister Ryan called for a much bigger state. "I believe that what we need today is a much bigger state, one that is paid competitively, that performs well and that is fit for purpose for the enormous development that a country with an increasing population and one...
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Today marks the implementation of a new nationwide money-back program for aluminum cans and plastic drink bottles. The program's goal is to incentivize consumers to return used drink containers so that they can be properly recycled into new ones. Individuals who fail to return old drink...
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For the past two years, the DUP has been abstaining from Stormont's power-sharing government in opposition to the post-Brexit trade regulations. The agreement will cut down on paperwork and inspections for products traveling from the United Kingdom to Northern Ireland. The modifications will...
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According to a ruling by the highest European court, the amount of some chemicals in Irish drinking water surpasses EU safety standards. Irish national network RTÉ says that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has found that the Republic of Ireland has not complied with its duties under the...
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Voting gives you an opportunity to be part of decision-making that affects your life and the future of our country. If you don’t vote, others will make the decisions for you. To be able to have your say on important issues by voting, you must be on the electoral register. It is very easy to...
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On 8 March 2024, Irish citizens will be asked to vote in two referendums to change our Constitution. The first Referendum concerns the concept of Family in the Constitution The second Referendum proposes to delete an existing part of the Constitution and insert new text providing recognition...
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SBP tracking poll sees further heavy declines for Sinn Fein (-4%), bringing them back to levels of support seen at the last GE. While Independent candidates, Aontu and Fianna Fáil all make small gains. SF - 25% (-4) FG - 20% (nc) FF - 17% (+1) IND - 15% (+2) SD - 6% (nc) LAB - 4% (nc)...
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Following yesterday's explosion at a homeless hostel in Dublin that claimed a man's life, the Army conducted a controlled explosion. Explosives and ordnance disposal experts from the Defence Forces conducted the operation at the Little Britain Street location Friday night. Emergency services...
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In just over 20 years, Dublin has gone from being one of the safest cities in the world to one of the most dangerous. In 2003 a survey carried out by a US firm rated DUBLIN as one of the safer cities in the world. An international survey rated it 18th, well ahead of many other European cities...
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Beginning with the upcoming academic year, the number of new degree programs offered outside of the Central Applications Office (CAO) points system will be DOUBLED. Simon Harris, the minister of further and higher education, is anticipated to announce in September the launch of new programs in...
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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar stated that he is aware that the Department of Integration and the owner of a Ballinrobe property intended to host applicants for international protection are having "ongoing" talks and interaction. He declared that he "totally" accepts that there are worries and...
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Taoiseach LEO VARADKAR stated that the government is not "planning" to hold an early general election this year, the possibility has not been ruled out. Speaking on "This Week" on RTÉ One, Varadkar said that he would run in the upcoming election and that he thought his party, Fine Gael, would...
For the first time in the airport's history, passenger counts at Ireland West Airport in Knock, County Mayo, increased by 13% to 818,000 in 2023, making it the busiest year ever. The 2023 statistic exceeded the 807,000 passengers that was the previous high, which was announced in 2019. Three...
Asylum seekers will soon be housed in a disused nursing facility in Ballsbridge, Dublin, with space for up to 220 individuals. The St. Mary's Home located on Pembroke Park has been deserted for several years. The Department of Integration will now use it for applicants seeking international...
The most recent statistics available from the Department of Housing show that 13,514 persons were counted as homeless in November. 4,105 youngsters made use of emergency housing during that month. There were 13,179 homeless persons in total the previous month. Prior to today's revelation...
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Planning approval for a data center in north Dublin has been denied by Fingal County Council because there is not enough on-site renewable energy to fuel the development. Servecentric has been denied planning permission by the council to build a data center at Blanchardstown Corporate Park 2...
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