Speaking after Budget 2013, Fine Gael TD for Cavan and Monaghan, Deputy Joe O’Reilly stated that the measures outlined in today’s Budget is about helping families and getting people back to work.

‘The people who have been hit hardest by fourteen years of historical, financial mis-management are those who have lost their jobs. We must now help to get these people back to work and not allow a situation to develop where we will face a decade of unemployment’ explained the Deputy.

Twenty-five separate measures will be introduced as part of a €500 million pro jobs tax package, along with a €200m stimulus package. Some of the main measures include;
• Retention of 9% VAT in the Hospitality sector and the introduction of a 0% rate of Air Travel Tax.
• Home Renovation VAT rebate & the “Living City” initiative to promote employment of Construction workers.
• Introduction of measures to protect Farmers’ income.
• Measures to encourage entrepreneurs to start their own business (with measures that include Tax reliefs).
• Support of SME’s – with credit, training and investment

Budget 2014 is a critical step in exiting the bailout and regaining our economic sovereignty and the only real way we can do that is by creating jobs and getting people back to work.


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