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Budget 2015 – What it means for you

Employment: Unemployment is expected to decrease in 2015 by approximately 10%. “We expect to have 2,000,000 at work in 2016”, Minister Noonan. Government Revenue: In 2015, total general government expenditure is expected to be €70.5 billion, while government revenue is expected to be €65.2 billion. Ireland’s GDP growth rate is forecast at 3.9% in 2015 …

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Budget Highlights 2015

Budget 2015

    Attached Files Budget Highlights 20151413.pdf

Two firms create new jobs in Ireland, including Microsoft

Microsoft Job Openings Ireland

Some good news on the job front for Irish citizens – Two firms have announced plans to create new jobs in Ireland between Dublin, Cork and Belfast.   Tech giant Microsoft Ireland plan to recruit 100 graduates and interns in Ireland. Roles include programme manager positions, sales opportunities, HR, Legal functions as well as financial …

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New law for the unemployed to upload CVs to job sites – or have their dole cut

The government has launched ‘Pathways to Work’ document on the 7th October 2014. Upload your CV onto job websites or face having your dole cut – this has been the latest discussion by the government to tackle Ireland’s 11.1% unemployment rate. The governments ‘Pathways to Work 2015’ document has placed a strong emphasis on measures …

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New mortgage rules mean most buyers need 20% deposit

On 7th October 2015, the Central Bank published a set of new mortgage rules to potentially avoid another property crash in Ireland and dampen the rate of price rise currently being experienced in the market. The measures proposed place restrictions on the loan to value (LTV) and loan to income (LTI) ratios lenders can apply when …

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Budget 2015 – Christmas Bonus for Pensioners

According to the Irish Independent, the Budget 2015 is set to restore part of the pensioners Christmas Bonus. 5 years ago the Coalition dropped the Christmas bonus which had previously cost €260 million, so this year ministers are looking to partly restore the bonus as a gesture. A full bonus would give 1.2 million social …

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Press Release – Insolvency Service Launches ‘Back on Track’ Information

Insolvency Service Launches ‘Back on Track’ Information Campaign for People in Debt following Research – ISI Eliminates Application Fees for Solutions –   Research shows many people not seeking help and living below reasonable living standard because of commitment to paying off debts themselves  ISI eliminates application fees for insolvency solutions to remove anyperceived barriers …

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Kirk & Associates celebrating 30 Years in Business

  Kirk & Associates accounting firm is proud to celebrate its 30th year in business. Founded in 1984 by Eddie Kirk, Kirk & Associates has since then become one of the leading Chartered Certified Accountants around. We extend our sincere gratitude to all of our clients and to our expert team who are passionately committed to our …

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