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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Stimulus

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# price inflation
'Supply chain bottlenecks and rising energy prices' are main threat to recovery, warns Lagarde
Despite rising prices, the European Central Bank also decided to keep its pandemic stimulus efforts unchanged.
Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid
The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be phased out as part of the Covid-19 stimulus plan.
The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be phased out as part of the Covid-19 stimulus plan
The Covid wage subsidy scheme will be extended until the end of the year
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the pandemic caused "the most rapid and dramatic recession recorded outside of the world wars"
People who have bought new homes since 2013 will now have to pay property tax
From PUP changes to how to spend the EU billion - here's what's in the government's Covid stimulus plan
# Stimulus
Biden says 'help is on the way' as almost $1 trillion relief package speeds through US Congress
The bill approving the stimulus now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature.
# Stimulus
$600 direct payments to most Americans as deal struck on almost $1 trillion in economic relief
The final agreement is the largest spending measure yet.
# United States
'We've had it': Trump extends unemployment benefits after rescue package talks collapse
He said that if he is re-elected in November, he would look at the possibility of making the payroll tax permanent.
# Edinburgh
Scotland is planning a £100 million stimulus to offset Brexit
NIcola Sturgeon said the move would “boost confidence”.
# Deflation stations
Pressure is mounting on Mario Draghi to turn on the cash taps
Weak inflation data from the EU could force the Italian’s hand.
# Spending spree
Here's how the government is going to spend the €200 million it raised from asset sales
Cash for the GAA, pyrite redress, cyclepaths and road improvements are all in the pipeine.
# SMEs
Chambers Ireland: ‘Targeted rate cuts urgently needed for businesses’
VAT reductions, rate cuts and halving the level of capital gains tax for entrepreneurs would increase consumer confidence say Chambers Ireland.
# Primary Care
Reilly defends decision to consider constituency towns for new health units
James Reilly added Swords and Balbriggan – both in his constituency – to a list of venues being considered for primary care centres.
Column: Call that a stimulus? What we need is a tax cut.
The ‘stimulus’ announced this week won’t even move the needle, writes Aaron McKenna. So what should be done?
# Stimulus
'Timid', 'anaemic' and 'spin-driven' - the opposition on the stimulus package
The Government yesterday announced a €2.25 billion plan to give a boost to the economy.
# Gardaí
Gardaí announce 18 promotions, new headquarters
The appointments include one Assistant Commissioner, four Chief Superintendents and 13 Superintendents.
# Stimulus
IBEC to launch 'major growth plan'
The group, which represents Irish business, is to provide an innovative non-Exchequer funded package of measures for the whole economy later today.
# Stimulus
35 towns to compete for 20 new primary care facilities
There’s money to build two bundles of 10 facilities – but 35 towns are in the running, so there’ll be a competition.
# Stimulus
Government's €2.25 billion stimulus plan hopes to create 13,000 jobs
A major programme of motorway upgrades, as well as spending in justice, health and education, will begin next year.
# Stimulus
New DIT campus at Grangegorman to be part of €2bn stimulus package
Schools, healthcare and roads are also likely to benefit from measures being announced by the government later today.
# Stimulus
European Union leaders agree to €120 billion stimulus package
The European Investment Bank will be given more cash to lend out, while other unused funds will be redeployed.
# Stimulus
Four biggest Eurozone countries to push for €130 billion stimulus
France, Germany, Italy and Spain agree to lobby for a €130 billion growth plan at next week’s summit in Brussels.
# Eurozone
Merkel now accepts need for growth measures, claim opposition
German politicians say the premier has changed her steadfast position on introducing stimulus measures alongside the Fiscal Treaty.
# euref
Siptu demands stimulus plan in exchange for Fiscal Treaty support
Tit for tat.
# Stimulus
Bank of Ireland to make €1.5 billion available for mortgages
The move comes one day after Finance Minister Michael Noonan announced a range of measures in the Budget encouraging people to buy homes.
# Stimulus
Bernanke: Fed would supply more stimulus if needed
Ben Bernanke’s reassurances helped drive stock prices higher, but it also underscored the fragile state of the economy more than two years after economists said the recession had ended.
# Oil
World oil prices continue six-month record rallies
The price of a barrel has risen above $86 – just as the western world needs extra home heating.