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1.   Country’s charities get timely boost as Ireland’s Funds doubles effort

Charities have gotten a welcome boost with news that the Worldwide Ireland Fund is to double its target to raise money to assist them after “unprecedented demand” from the sector.

2.   Budget 2014 : Government commits to corporation tax rate, encouraging new business

Minister for finance Michael Noonan’s budget had some interesting news for the tech sector. The minister committed to keeping the 12.5% corporation tax rate, announced an additional CGT relief and a two year income tax exemption under the new Start Your Own Business scheme.

3.   SMES encouraged to bid for more tenders

Small businesses have been urged to tender for more State contracts as the Coalition seeks to open up the public procurement process. “State contracts represent a huge opportunity for SMEs to win steady business and maintain stable cash flow” says Minister of State for Public Service Reform Brian Hayes.

4.   “Keeping nine per cent rate good for jobs, tourism and economy”

Read what some of Irelands business people have to say on last weeks Budget with one restaurant owner claiming Finance Minister Michael Noonan is “playing a blinder given the cards that he’s been dealt”.

5.   €600 savings on offer in health cover price war

Families could save up to €600 a year as a price war breaks out between health insurers. The insurers have launched 19 new “corporate” health insurance plans which are available to all customers.


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