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#Budget 13

# budget-13 - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act comes into force today
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act comes into force today

Jan 1st 2014, 8:00 AM 7,819 Views 42 Comments

It is just one of the measures kicking in today – others include changes to VAT, DIRT and tax credits for single parents.

# budget-13 - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Social Welfare Bill passes committee stage in Seanad by three votes
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Social Welfare Bill passes committee stage in Seanad by three votes

Dec 19th 2012, 9:15 PM 7,485 Views 66 Comments

The bill passed in the upper house this evening with Labour’s James Heffernan confirming his vote against the law and losing the party whip. Only businessman Feargal Quinn voted with the coalition.

# budget-13 - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Poll: Should the reduction in the respite care grant be reversed?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the reduction in the respite care grant be reversed?

Dec 9th 2012, 10:38 AM 12,297 Views 145 Comments

The decision to cut the grant by over €300 has proved controversial. Should it be reversed or does the government need to stick to its plans?

# budget-13 - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Labour TDs meet with Burton in last-ditch bid to stop child benefit cuts
# Budget 13
# Budget 13

Labour TDs meet with Burton in last-ditch bid to stop child benefit cuts

Dec 6th 2012, 4:33 PM 9,100 Views 98 Comments

Two Dublin TDs want to stop the government from cutting child benefit – but if they can’t, will they vote against the Budget?

Noonan defends PRSI increases as 'best value taxpayers can get'
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Noonan defends PRSI increases as 'best value taxpayers can get'

Dec 6th 2012, 12:42 PM 5,937 Views 41 Comments

Michael Noonan says paying €5.08 extra a week for a guaranteed pension is “the best value anyone will ever get”.

Budget 2013: What has already come into effect?
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget 2013: What has already come into effect?

Dec 6th 2012, 11:59 AM 10,776 Views 25 Comments

The changes to the price of alcohol and tobacco went up at midnight – what about the rest of the measures?

Budget 2013: Here’s how Twitter reacted
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget 2013: Here’s how Twitter reacted

Dec 6th 2012, 7:05 AM 13,734 Views 41 Comments

From the cuts in child benefit and respite care to the increase in the price of wine, here’s how people on Twitter reacted to Budget 2013.

# budget-13 - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Mortgage interest relief to end - but first time buyers exempt from property tax until 2016
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Mortgage interest relief to end - but first time buyers exempt from property tax until 2016

Dec 5th 2012, 9:11 PM 14,289 Views 18 Comments

The mortgage relief measure introduced in last year’s Budget will come to an end this month.

Budget 2013: Government announces €250 hike in college fees
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget 2013: Government announces €250 hike in college fees

Dec 5th 2012, 8:26 PM 9,046 Views 18 Comments

The Government has announced plans to introduce a €250 hike in college fees and a reduction in the income threshold for those eligible for maintenance grants.

Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments

Dec 5th 2012, 7:33 PM 34,125 Views 90 Comments

Cuts to the child benefit rate is causing anxiety this evening, along with a range of other newly-announced changes.

Macra say budget measure will encourage young farmers
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Macra say budget measure will encourage young farmers

Dec 5th 2012, 7:30 PM 4,563 Views 4 Comments

Macra na Feirme has said that the renewal of the young farmers’ stock relief measure could also help address age profile imbalances in farming.

PSRI changes will hit employees by €264.16 per year
# Social Insurance
# Social Insurance

PSRI changes will hit employees by €264.16 per year

Dec 5th 2012, 3:37 PM 15,734 Views 62 Comments

The Budget will see the abolition of the PRSI-free allowance, meaning all employee income is hit at 4 per cent.

Meet our very special Budget 2013 analyst
# I Can Haz Budget
From The Daily Edge
# I Can Haz Budget

Meet our very special Budget 2013 analyst

Dec 5th 2012, 8:00 AM 1,312 Views 3 Comments

Introducing the numbers man, Mr Steve TheCat.

# budget-13 - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Exchequer returns: Government's tax take 0.5 per cent below target
# Exchequer Returns
# Exchequer Returns

Exchequer returns: Government's tax take 0.5 per cent below target

Dec 4th 2012, 4:56 PM 4,085 Views 35 Comments

The Department of Finance has released the last exchequer returns before tomorrow’s Budget with income tax take for November 12 per cent below target.

Taoiseach insists Ruairí Quinn has confidence in James Reilly
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach insists Ruairí Quinn has confidence in James Reilly

Dec 4th 2012, 4:37 PM 2,986 Views 30 Comments

It was reported at the weekend that the Education Minister had indicated that Reilly was “not up to the job” of Minister for Health.

# budget-13 - Saturday 10 November, 2012

Budget 2013: As speculation mounts, retailers say their business is suffering
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget 2013: As speculation mounts, retailers say their business is suffering

Nov 10th 2012, 7:45 AM 5,908 Views 27 Comments

Consumer confidence has plummeted as we worry about the forthcoming budget and retailers say they’re feeling the pinch but will the government do anything to stop the leaks and speculation?

# budget-13 - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Poll: Is speculation about the Budget impacting on your spending?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is speculation about the Budget impacting on your spending?

Nov 1st 2012, 10:17 AM 6,509 Views 56 Comments

Is the talk of possible tax hikes and benefit cuts in next month’s Budget affecting how you spend your money right now?

# budget-13 - Monday 29 October, 2012

Poll: Would you favour an increase in the USC for those earning over €100k?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you favour an increase in the USC for those earning over €100k?

Oct 29th 2012, 11:13 AM 15,074 Views 183 Comments

The idea has been floated by some in the Labour Party but Fine Gael may resist it. What do you think?

# budget-13 - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Interview: Stories like the 'corn flakes family' are true - SVP president
# St Vincent De Paul
# St Vincent De Paul

Interview: Stories like the 'corn flakes family' are true - SVP president

Oct 27th 2012, 8:00 AM 6,720 Views 28 Comments

The national president of Ireland’s largest voluntary, charitable organisation tells TheJournal.ie about the increase in demand for services and the rebirth of Ireland’s community spirit. Listen to the full interview…

# budget-13 - Monday 1 October, 2012

Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland

Oct 1st 2012, 5:25 PM 15,662 Views 111 Comments

Social Justice Ireland that a €3.5bn budget adjustment can be achieved without cutting social welfare or child benefit.

Report on cutting child benefit being 'considered' by Burton
# Child Benefit
# Child Benefit

Report on cutting child benefit being 'considered' by Burton

Oct 1st 2012, 1:36 PM 7,491 Views 84 Comments

Fianna Fáil wants Social Protection Minister Joan Burton to honour a pre-election promise and say that child benefit will not be cut in the forthcoming budget.

Fianna Fáil to table city council motion opposing property tax
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Fianna Fáil to table city council motion opposing property tax

Oct 1st 2012, 1:20 PM 3,614 Views 26 Comments

The opposition party will table a motion opposing the property tax before Dublin City Council at its monthly meeting tonight.

# budget-13 - Friday 20 July, 2012

Poll: Will the coalition government last until 2016?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will the coalition government last until 2016?

Jul 20th 2012, 9:54 AM 6,385 Views 130 Comments

In its 16 months in office the coalition has by-and-large worked together solidly but will it last all the way until the next general election?

# budget-13 - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Kenny insists HSE chief has not been forced out
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Kenny insists HSE chief has not been forced out

Jul 18th 2012, 11:25 AM 2,287 Views 23 Comments

Enda Kenny came under fire over the proposed restructuring of the Health Service Executive during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil today.