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#Budget 14

# budget-14 - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Shared parenting "penalised" as single parents receive 2014 tax credit certs

Tax credits for single parents are now only available to one parent regardless of custody arrangements.

# budget-14 - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Apprentices to pay higher fees as budget cuts kick in

The costs are associated with registration fees paid to the institutes of technology attended by those in SOLAS/FÁS programmes.

# budget-14 - Friday 1 November, 2013

Bank levy will cost Bank of Ireland €40 million a year

The Government estimated that the levy would raise a total of €150 million for the exchequer each year from all Irish domestic banks.

# budget-14 - Friday 25 October, 2013

Poll: Do you support the new standarised rate of maternity benefit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the new standarised rate of maternity benefit?

Maternity benefit will be standarised at €230 per week for new claimants from January.

# budget-14 - Monday 21 October, 2013

"I think it's a bit rich of Mícheál Martin"- James Reilly resists calls to resign

Reilly has come under increased pressure about spending and savings figures within the Department of Health.

# budget-14 - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Damien Kiberd: Health is not just Angola, it’s the original Heart of Darkness

What’s to become of the very sick who can’t afford insurance cover and who don’t qualify for medical cards? Does anyone – including Reilly – know?

# budget-14 - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Poll: Are you in favour of free GP care for under-5s? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you in favour of free GP care for under-5s?

It will take away a costly expense for parents – but the high cost has been criticised. What do you think?

Aaron McKenna: Giving free GP care for all children under 6 is reckless

Not all families NEED help in sending their children to a GP – but the Government is ignoring that in a cynical ploy to curry favour with the electorate.

# budget-14 - Thursday 17 October, 2013

8 things we learned from Brian Hayes's Budget 2014 Q&A on Twitter Budget 2014

8 things we learned from Brian Hayes's Budget 2014 Q&A on Twitter

… and a few questions the Minister didn’t want to answer…

Silent protest outside Dáil today over childrens' cochlear implants funding

Parents are calling on the Health Minister to allocate funding for bilateral cochlear implants for children.

# budget-14 - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Cigarettes and lots of debt: 7 things in Budget 2014 that you may have missed

We’ve read the Budget documents so you don’t have to…

Reform Alliance critical of Budget measures but not united in opposing it

The alliance of Fine Gael rebels will not be taking a collective stance on the Budget but have already sharply criticised some measures being introduced by the government.

With the Air Travel Tax gone, Ryanair commits to a million more passengers

The airline says it wants to meet Irish airport bosses to discus growing its traffic in and out of Ireland by at least one million passengers a year from April 2014.

"Employers have to become part of the solution"- Joan Burton

Incentives she said will come into place from the beginning of 2014 to offer employers a rebate if they employ someone who has been unemployed for six-months or more.

Even the weather has the post-Budget blues

So much rain.

PICTURES: The winners and losers of Budget 2014

Which category do you fall into this morning?

"Unjust and shameful": The insiders who WEREN'T happy with the Budget

We spoke to the insiders after the Budget announcement – and here’s what they told us.

"Positive","Welcome": The insiders who WERE happy with the Budget

The insiders told how they felt about the Budget 2014 announcement.

Off Licence association to bring wine excise increase to EU Commission

The price of wine is gone up by 50 cent, under yesterday’s Budget 214 announcement.

Analysis: Pre-Budget leaks made for anti-climactic affair inside and outside Leinster House

By the time Noonan and Howlin got on their feet we already knew about the worst of Budget 2014.

# budget-14 - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

So, where does the tax on alcohol, tobacco and petrol go?

Did you know that from midnight, your pint of beer will wipe 24 cent off the national debt?

One-parent families hit by Budget tax changes

The One-Parent Family Tax Credit was previously available to parents who shared custody of a child but now only one parent will receive the credit.

From The Daily Edge 25 good things that have happened since the last budget Positivity

25 good things that have happened since the last budget

No matter how grim things seem today, there are still good things ahead.

'We don’t want to incur any reputational damage': Noonan on 'stateless' companies crackdown

And on our beloved corporation tax, the Minister said: “That’s our business, it can’t be imposed on us, and we’re gonna keep it at 12.5 per cent.”

How the World Reacted: Budget 2014

What’s the rest of the world saying about us?

Core payments were protected thanks to job creation - Burton

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton says that her department is making cuts of €226 million, significantly less than the €440 million originally requested.

From The Daily Edge Here are the heartwarming and surprising things that make you all happy What Budget?

Here are the heartwarming and surprising things that make you all happy

Children, dogs, Lego, ironing… check out the diverse results.

In numbers: Budget 2014

Taxes, cuts and savings – here’s a numerical round-up of the key figures from Budget 2014.

Home renovation tax incentive will hurt 'tax dodging cowboys' - IGBC

New scheme means homeowners are less likely to use the shadow economy for building works according to construction groups including The Irish Green Building Council.

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget 2014 speech

Medical cards, GP care for children, a levy on banks and more…

From The Daily Edge The Guide to blocking the budget Blockage

The Guide to blocking the budget

Prefer to keep your head in the sand? We’re here to help

Telephone allowance, maternity benefit and medical cards hit hard in Budget

Brendan Howlin’s announcement of a review of all medical cards was greeted with jeers from members of the opposition parties.

IN FULL: Michael Noonan's Budget 2014 speech

Did you miss the minister’s Budget 2014 announcement earlier? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Levy on banks of €150 million a year until 2016

Domestic banks will pay the levy totaling €150 million a year for the next three years with each bank to pay based on interest on thier deposits.

FINANCE MINISTER MICHAEL Noonan has announced that there will be no VAT increases on petrol, diesel, homeheating oil or gas.

This announcement is bound to be welcomed by groups representing those on low incomes and in particular older people, as we head into the winter months.

There will  be no change in any VAT rates, income tax or to the Universal Social Charge next year, Noonan said.

However, there will be an increase in excise duty for wine, spirits and cigarettes.

For all the latest updates, keep an eye on our Budget 2014 Liveblog…

Two-year income tax exemption for unemployed who set up business

The ‘Start Your Own Business Scheme’ will provide a two-year exception on income tax for self-employed people who have been unemployed for 15 months or more.

Noonan cracks down on 'stateless' companies registered in Ireland for tax

The Minister also reaffirmed the Government’s long-held commitment to not change the corporation tax rate.

Good news for airlines: Air Travel Tax to be scrapped next year

The current rate of tax means airlines have to pay €3 for every passenger departing from an airport.

Michael Noonan's 13-second Instagram preview of the Budget

Watch him reading an autocue in EXTREME CLOSE-UP.

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