THE Budget increase of €20m to fight homelessness in 2020 has been welcomed tepidly by aid organisations on the ground who described it as a token gesture at a time when homelessness has surpassed 10,000 and more than 100 children a month are being added to emergency accommodation lists.
PASCHAL Donohoe has decided to take a careful, tentative step into the political minefield of climate change. Most people agree that climate change has to be stopped and that Ireland needs to do more.
IS Fine Gael trolling young people? Even for a generation used to being snubbed by those in power, watching Paschal Donohoe deliver Budget 2020 yesterday felt like a kick in the teeth. "Absolutely no surprises," Paschal had said. We're still on track to be a generation collectively poorer than our parents.
TO UNDERSTAND the importance of this Budget for housing, we have to consider that the Help-to-Buy scheme has been the single most effective aspect of Government policy since the start of the housing crisis.
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