Budget 2017 – An Overview

The first budget of the government of “new politics” was unveiled last week at Leinster House. The budget, containing a €1.3 billion package, weighted at about 3-to-1 between spending increases and taxation cuts, was laid out by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe. It was generally received as a…

Refugee Team to Contest Rio Olympics

The countdown is on for the 31st Summer Olympiad, which gets underway on August 5th in Rio De Janeiro. The Summer Games will last until August 21st and will see 306 events across 28 sports, including Rugby 7’s, which appears for the first time, and Golf, which hasn’t been seen at the Summer Olympics since…