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# stimulus - Sunday 9 August, 2020

'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.

# stimulus - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Scotland is planning a £100 million stimulus to offset Brexit

NIcola Sturgeon said the move would “boost confidence”.

# stimulus - Friday 29 August, 2014

Pressure is mounting on Mario Draghi to turn on the cash taps

Weak inflation data from the EU could force the Italian’s hand.

# stimulus - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

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.

# stimulus - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

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.

# stimulus - Friday 21 September, 2012

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.

# stimulus - Saturday 21 July, 2012

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 - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

'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 announce 18 promotions, new headquarters

The appointments include one Assistant Commissioner, four Chief Superintendents and 13 Superintendents.

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 - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

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.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

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.

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 - Friday 29 June, 2012

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 - Friday 22 June, 2012

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.

# stimulus - Thursday 24 May, 2012

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.

# stimulus - Friday 20 April, 2012

# stimulus - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

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 - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

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.

# stimulus - Thursday 4 November, 2010

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.