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Independent retailers back calls for zero VAT on newspapers

Independent retailers back calls for zero VAT on newspapers

Confirmation that the Irish government is to consider reducing or abolishing VAT on newspapers has been welcomed by the Fed (Federation of Independent Retailers). Print and online publications are currently subject to 9 per cent VAT. In a bid to address the...
€30m boost for Irish postmasters

€30m boost for Irish postmasters

The Fed has welcomed the news that postmasters in Ireland will receive €30m of government funding over the next three years. In an announcement made today (June 1), Eamon Ryan, minister for the environment, climate, and communications, and the minister of state with...
Newspread deals another blow to struggling retailers

Newspread deals another blow to struggling retailers

News retailers on both sides of the Irish border are being hit with another rise in overheads, after wholesaler and distributor Newspread announced a weekly surcharge of €2.20 in the Republic and £2 in Northern Ireland. In a letter to retailers, Newspread blames the...
New Sick Leave Bill approved by Irish Government

New Sick Leave Bill approved by Irish Government

All Irish workers will now be entitled to paid sick leave for the first time under new law. The change was heavily campaigned for by The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar TD and received fundamental government approval in recent weeks,