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The Government is coming under pressure to introduce a windfall tax on energy companies before the budget.   Donegal TD Pearse Doherty says it’s immoral that energy firms are profiteering on the cost of living crisis, caused by the war in Ukraine.   Companies producing wind energy are expected to…

A Donegal TD has accused Finance Minister Pascal Donohoe of ‘not getting it’ when it comes to the rising cost of living.   Sinn Féin’s proposal for an emergency budget will be voted on in the Dáil tonight.   The Government last night opposed the motion, and put forward its…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD says budget 2022 was a non-event for those in agriculture. Deputy Marian Harkin was reacting to yesterday’s budget in the Dáil She says the CAP Budget this year has already failed to improve the situation for farmers, despite increasing demands on them because of measures to deal…

Sligo county councillors are meeting around now for a second time this evening in an effort to pass a budget for the year ahead. They failed to pass the budget last Monday after Fianna Fail Councillor Paul Taylor proposed that they do so. The four councillors who formed a Pact…

The Minister for finance, Paschal Donohoe has approved a new 20 million Euro Suckler Support fund in today’s budget. Farmers will receive a payment of 40 Euro per Suckler Cow provided they provide weight information on both cows and calves. The IFA had lobbied for a payment of 200 Euro…