Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Finance & Expenditure

Budget 2016 – Main Measures by Department

Finance and Public Expenditure The Universal Social Charge has been reduced for the second time by the Government – Incomes of €13,000 are exempt entirely €0 – €12,012 – 1% (Down from 1.5%) €12,012 – €18,668 – 3% (Down from 3.5%) €18,669 – €70,044 – 5.5% (Down from 7%) €70,045 – €100,000 – 8% (unchanged)… Continue Reading

Budget 2016 – Spending Allocations

In 2016 the Government will spend over €51.4 Billion on current spending measures. This represents an increase of €770 million which is divided across several government departments and agencies. It is important to know how and where public money is being spend. The first graph below shows where the additional money is being allocated while… Continue Reading

Budget 2016 – Sensible and affordable measures that will keep the recovery going and bring the benefits to every household in Galway & Mayo

Budget 2016: Main Points Increase in Minimum Wage from 1st January by 50c to €9.15 per hour USC (Universal Social Charge) rates cut and threshold raised to €13,000 – removing 700,000 from the scope of the USC €3 increase in State Pensions Pension Levy to be abolished with effect from January 2016 50c increase on… Continue Reading

Government allocates additional funding to Galway County Council for Storm Damage Repairs

Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South Seán Kyne has welcomed the additional allocation of half a million euro to Galway County Council by the Office of Public Works’ Minister Simon Harris. The €498,000 is to fund repairs and works necessitated by storm damage and is in addition to the €1.14 million granted… Continue Reading

PQ No. 390 – 22nd September – Creation of Standard Bank Account

To ask the Minister for Finance the status of the plans for a standard bank account and the possible use of the post office network for same, given that both are important for social inclusion; and if he will make a statement on the matter. Reply: Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan The Strategy for Financial… Continue Reading