Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Reform

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

Department to sign off on Environmental Review clearing way for Claregalway Flood Relief Works

Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South Seán Kyne has today (Thursday) welcomed confirmation from the Office of Public Works’ Minister, Simon Harris that the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform will this month sign off on the environmental review which has delayed works on the Claregalway Flood Relief Scheme. Deputy Kyne raised… Continue Reading

Landmark legislation standardises tobacco packaging in move to protect citizens

Ireland has become only the second country in the world to pass legislation standardising the packaging allowed for tobacco products. On Tuesday, 3rd March, the Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Bill passed all stages in the Oireachtas. With the passing of the legislation, our country became only the second country in the world –… Continue Reading