Image by Harry Strauss from Pixabay Minister for Finance Michael McGrath and Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe took to the Dáil on Tuesday October 10 outlining the details of the 2024 budget. The annual budget covers all bases of everyday life including tax cuts, family and children related issues, welfare recipients and pensioners, mortgage holders, rent and … [Read more...] about Budget 2024 Reaction
Image by cytis from Pixabay The United States’ lower chamber is facing an imminent shut-down, meaning that legislators cannot agree upon spending for the upcoming year. House Republicans hold 221 seats of the 435, just enough to command a majority. However, 45 members of the house are in the far-right ‘House Freedom Caucus’ and have significant … [Read more...] about US Government on path to shut down, McCarthy ousted in historical vote
Image by Photo Mix from Pixabay Polling shows that Sinn Fein is on track to win the next general election, and the government may well consider a giveaway budget to secure a chance at re-election. This approach is unlikely to cure any current economic woes for the government. The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has predicted that Ireland will enter a … [Read more...] about Budget 2024 – what can we expect?
Photo: RoughGlen via Wikimedia Commons Holly Cairns was elected unopposed as the leader of the Social Democrats following the resignation of co-leaders Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall. Following months of political scandals involving both the main government parties and the main opposition party, people are fast running out of fresh voices to listen to. Holly Cairns … [Read more...] about The meteoric rise of Holly Cairns to Soc Dem leadership
Photo via Pexels National embarrassments are hard to come by. We complain about our politicians, but there are rarely moments which cause true embarrassment. When I watched Enda Kenny address Ireland on the state of the nation’s finances, I felt it for the first time. My eyes flickered to the faces of my parents who dejectedly turned away from the screen. My parents already … [Read more...] about Robbery most foul – Who must take the blame for the nursing home scandal?