US President Barack Obama today called on the American Congress to pass the “Buffett Rule,” a principle that ensures that millionaires and billionaires do not pay less in taxes as a share of their income, than middle class families pay, as a matter of fairness.
At the Fine Gael Ard Fheis today, Irish Finance Minister [...]
The Spiritan Congregation in Ireland will be the first Catholic male religious order internationally to undergo an audit to establish “the reality of the sexual abuse of children and minors by clergy, religious or church workers.” The Provincial Chapter state that “until a complete picture is known of past and present abuse, from within the [...]
We are all familiar with the English idiom “Many hands make light work,” meaning large tasks become small when divided among several people.
Dunnes Stores here in Thurles Shopping Centre have kindly approved 3 days of ‘bag packing for charity,’ in their store next week, on the 5th, 6th and 7th of April. Two well [...]
It was a time when banks were handing out cheap money for any project, work was plentiful and wages were, annually, on the increase. It was a time when Supermarkets were tempting you with cheap plastic patio furniture and six burner gas barbecue grills. Salesmen were calling door to door offering to landscape your garden [...]
The number of household’s categorised under the heading “At Risk of Poverty Rate,” rose to 15.8% in 2010, up on the 2009 figure of 14.1%. Latest published figures also show, in 2010, that another 6.2% were listed as “Consistent Poverty Rate,” again an increase of 0.7% on 2009.
Figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) [...]