INTRODUCTION A Cheann Comhairle, Today I present my second Budget to this house and to the Irish people as the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform. A decade on from the financial and economic crisis that wrought havoc with the lives and aspirations of so many of our citizens, I can report that our economy is again growing strongly and sustainably. A record number of people have jobs and many of our citizens who left in the wake of the economic crisis are returning home. Our public finances are balanced. The policies pursued by this Government and its predecessor facilitated this. This has enabled us to invest record levels of funding into our key public services, including health and education. The shared progress we have made is real. However, the risks and challenges that we now face are equally real. We are working hard to deliver sufficient housing to provide secure and affordable homes for all our people. Brexit, the outcome of which is still unclear, edges … [Read more...] about Transcript: Paschal Donohoe’s Budget 2019 speech in full, section by section
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PLAYBOY model Charlie Riina has been raising the stakes in the most pulse-racing 138 Water shoots. By Julie Turley / Published 15th August 2018 Last week we saw the 34-year-old get wet and wild on a beach in Malibu, teasing fans to the ninth degree as the braless babe’s white T-shirt was soaked see-through.So this is not the first time, Ms Riina has posed for 138 Water and hopefully it won’t be the last.138 is an ultra premium alkaline water, whose co-owner is no other than Kylie Jenner’s ex and hip hop star Tyga.The brand considers itself to be the first ever fashion water, adding a sense of style for the trend conscious and many celebs have been spotted parading around the US carrying a bottle. Related Articles Call of booty! Model bares all in TINY G-string Pamela Anderson, eat your heart out! Brennah Black stuns in TINY swimsuit Charlie Riina in pictures: Playboy model gets wet n wild in 138 Water shoot Not being your … [Read more...] about Playboy model in pictures: Charlie Riina unleashes curves in devilishly high-cut swimwear
Our credit scores have become the defining factor of our financial lives, and we're not just talking applying for a mortgage, personal loan or a car on finance - it can even control whether you own a mobile phone or not. New research has uncovered how thousands of Brits across the UK are completely unaware that they are being judged when it comes to overdraft extensions, paying household bills, and even renting a flat. And this extends to monthly insurance premium instalments, monthly direct debits and monthly electricity direct debits – with more than half of the population admitting that they weren't aware big brother was checking out their trustworthiness, according to Amigo Loans. More seriously, one in five people aren't aware that they’re credit checked when applying for a mortgage, meaning they may not only be declined but they could actually damage their credit score, making finding a mortgage acceptance even harder - and more expensive. Top 10 financial … [Read more...] about 10 money purchases you probably don’t know you’re being credit checked for
If the scent of lavender and the feel of Lycra on clammy flesh are your kind of thing, you won’t find anywhere better than cycling mecca La Coquillade. Set in the hills of the Petit Luberon, a rosé-growing idyll between Avignon and Aix-en-Provence, this hotel has been created by a Tour de France team owner and attracts moneyed MAMILs with its scenic bicycle routes and experienced coaches. Correctly sizing up my level of fitness, I was invited to ride around the surrounding villages on an e-bike, meaning I could avoid my twin allergies of Lycra and physical exertion. The electric power was in keeping with my other mode of transportation for the week: A Tesla Model S 100D. I chose Provence as my destination to size-up the Model S’s charge range. The £90,000 100D has the longest range of any Tesla – up to 393 miles. Would a blast to the south of France induce range anxiety? Could it match the cross-country pace of gas-guzzling rivals from Mercedes-AMG and … [Read more...] about Testing Tesla: The premium EV company is becoming as famous for the unpredictable behaviour of its boss as it is for its fleet of silent motors; but what are they like to drive?
British holidaymakers are returning to Egypt and Turkey in droves this year, according to the Thomas Cook Holiday Report 2018. The giant tour operator has sold 89 per cent more holidays to Egypt than at the same point in 2017, while 84 per cent more travellers have booked for Turkey than last year. The increase in numbers to Egypt means visitor numbers to the Red Sea are now close to where they were for Thomas Cook in 2015. Read more Stay in Natalie Portman's holiday Airbnb in Buckinghamshire The 18 cheapest beach holiday destinations in Europe Ten cheapest destinations for an all-inclusive holiday New curbs on bogus claims to cut rise in payouts for holiday sickness On 31 October in that year, a Russian holiday flight crashed shortly after take-off from the main resort, Sharm el Sheikh, killing 224 passengers and crew. It is believed that a bomb was placed on board the plane while it was on the ground in Egypt. Five days after the tragedy, the UK government banned British … [Read more...] about Egypt holidays: Thomas Cook says bookings for 2018 have almost doubled