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#Budget 15

# budget-15 - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Why the spending watchdog wasn't impressed with Budget 2015
# Budget 15
# Budget 15

Why the spending watchdog wasn't impressed with Budget 2015

Nov 25th 2014, 7:52 AM 5,691 Views 15 Comments

The Fiscal Advisory Council says that the government could have moved the country to a “zone of safety” in the last budget.

# budget-15 - Monday 20 October, 2014

Truck drivers plan further traffic chaos, and one Minister isn't very happy about it
# Hauliers
# Hauliers

Truck drivers plan further traffic chaos, and one Minister isn't very happy about it

Oct 20th 2014, 7:43 PM 14,934 Views 47 Comments

The Irish Road Haulage Association has called on the Government to address their concerns over road tax.

# budget-15 - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Here's the 'child benefit' tweet a Cork bar was forced to apologise over
# Nope
From The Daily Edge
# Nope

Here's the 'child benefit' tweet a Cork bar was forced to apologise over

Oct 15th 2014, 12:38 PM 9,471 Views 7 Comments

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Payback, buying an election and "Be Happy" - how the papers saw Budget 2015
# It Says In The Papers
# It Says In The Papers

Payback, buying an election and "Be Happy" - how the papers saw Budget 2015

Oct 15th 2014, 10:04 AM 5,696 Views 18 Comments

A mixed bag of papers from a mixed bag Budget.

Ireland's recession is basically over because we embarrassed Germany*
# COYBIG
From The Daily Edge
# COYBIG

Ireland's recession is basically over because we embarrassed Germany*

Oct 15th 2014, 9:41 AM 12,102 Views 0 Comments

*At least, that’s what Twitter says.

Here's what you may have missed in the Budget
# Devil In The Details
# Devil In The Details

Here's what you may have missed in the Budget

Oct 15th 2014, 9:19 AM 8,306 Views 28 Comments

There will also be money to tackle late discharges from hospitals and spending on building schools.

'Excise relief is the shot in the arm needed to get the Irish craft beer industry going'
# Microbrewery
# Microbrewery

'Excise relief is the shot in the arm needed to get the Irish craft beer industry going'

Oct 15th 2014, 7:20 AM 8,153 Views 27 Comments

The Wicklow Wolf Brewing Company says yesterday’s Budget announcement was unexpected, but welcome.

The main things you really need to know from Budget 2015
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

The main things you really need to know from Budget 2015

Oct 15th 2014, 6:40 AM 85,486 Views 83 Comments

Taxes, cigarettes, child benefit….

Here's how much your pay will change after Budget 2015
# Make Money Money
# Make Money Money

Here's how much your pay will change after Budget 2015

Oct 15th 2014, 6:37 AM 45,155 Views 45 Comments

What are you going to do with all that money?

Little relief for renters as Rent Supplement and rent cap omitted from Budget
# Short End Of The Stick?
# Short End Of The Stick?

Little relief for renters as Rent Supplement and rent cap omitted from Budget

Oct 15th 2014, 6:15 AM 4,831 Views 4 Comments

There was dismay by many groups that the there was nothing to combat spiralling rents.

How was it for you? Our Readers’ Panel react, Part Two
# Your Reaction
# Your Reaction

How was it for you? Our Readers’ Panel react, Part Two

Oct 15th 2014, 12:02 AM 5,788 Views 17 Comments

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of today’s budget. Here’s how they were affected, in their own words.

# budget-15 - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

The pictures that tell the story of Budget Day 2015
# Through A Lens
# Through A Lens

The pictures that tell the story of Budget Day 2015

Oct 14th 2014, 11:30 PM 7,289 Views 9 Comments

New boys, old boys and pizza protestors.

ANOTHER car got stuck on the barrier at Leinster House today
# Gates Are Gonna Gate
# Gates Are Gonna Gate

ANOTHER car got stuck on the barrier at Leinster House today

Oct 14th 2014, 9:25 PM 22,527 Views 17 Comments

Today of all days.

'A great day for South Armagh Duty Free' - tobacco companies are not happy...
# Up In Smoke
# Up In Smoke

'A great day for South Armagh Duty Free' - tobacco companies are not happy...

Oct 14th 2014, 7:14 PM 14,013 Views 37 Comments

They say that the 40 cent increase on a packet of cigarettes will play into the hands of smugglers.

PICTURES: The winners and losers* of Budget 2015
# If You're Happy I'm Happy
# If You're Happy I'm Happy

PICTURES: The winners and losers* of Budget 2015

Oct 14th 2014, 6:42 PM 15,038 Views 23 Comments

*Relatively speaking, all things considered, etc…

'Young and active farmers' will benefit from today's Budget
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

'Young and active farmers' will benefit from today's Budget

Oct 14th 2014, 6:30 PM 12,894 Views 12 Comments

New measures will target the long-term leasing of land.

Will we be welcoming more celebrities to Ireland next year?
# Irish Film
# Irish Film

Will we be welcoming more celebrities to Ireland next year?

Oct 14th 2014, 6:15 PM 4,521 Views 1 Comment

More films? More film stars?

The government is giving most people part of their water charges back
# Water Relief
# Water Relief

The government is giving most people part of their water charges back

Oct 14th 2014, 6:10 PM 14,157 Views 72 Comments

Michael Noonan said that the measures was being taken to “alleviate the burden of water charges on working families”. The short-term unemployed will miss out, though.

Here's how social welfare will look after today
# No Cuts
# No Cuts

Here's how social welfare will look after today

Oct 14th 2014, 6:09 PM 23,180 Views 28 Comments

If you have kids or live alone, it’s some good news.

Child Benefit: €5 extra per child, per month for parents
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Child Benefit: €5 extra per child, per month for parents

Oct 14th 2014, 6:00 PM 20,732 Views 101 Comments

Brendan Howlin sprung the surprise increase this afternoon.

Fancy a civil service job? Recruitment will start again next year
# Permanent And Pensionable
# Permanent And Pensionable

Fancy a civil service job? Recruitment will start again next year

Oct 14th 2014, 5:41 PM 12,710 Views 17 Comments

A moratorium on hiring will be lifted.

€10m budget boost to end 'scourge of homelessness'
# Rough Sleepers
# Rough Sleepers

€10m budget boost to end 'scourge of homelessness'

Oct 14th 2014, 4:40 PM 4,141 Views 8 Comments

But rent supplement levels have not been touched.

Does this pretty much sum up the reaction to #Budget2015?
# Well - That Was...
# Well - That Was...

Does this pretty much sum up the reaction to #Budget2015?

Oct 14th 2014, 4:22 PM 6,377 Views 8 Comments

OR NOT…

Here's Michael Noonan's Budget 2015 speech in full
# Read All About It
# Read All About It

Here's Michael Noonan's Budget 2015 speech in full

Oct 14th 2014, 3:43 PM 5,842 Views 3 Comments

6,000 words, 44 minutes, and lots and lots of new policies…

Good news if you have a private pension: The levy is on its way out
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Good news if you have a private pension: The levy is on its way out

Oct 14th 2014, 2:59 PM 8,842 Views 9 Comments

The levy will be reduced from 2015 and will be abolished at the end of next year.

All tie'd up: Howlin faces tough decisions on Budget wardrobe
# Wardrobe Changes
# Wardrobe Changes

All tie'd up: Howlin faces tough decisions on Budget wardrobe

Oct 14th 2014, 1:45 PM 4,965 Views 14 Comments

James Connolly even gave his sartorial advice.

The Budget: Here's what we know so far*
# Crystal Ball
# Crystal Ball

The Budget: Here's what we know so far*

Oct 14th 2014, 1:36 PM 10,930 Views 28 Comments

*We think.

PLAY: Budget Bingo 2015
# House
# House

PLAY: Budget Bingo 2015

Oct 14th 2014, 1:02 PM 6,995 Views 5 Comments

The Budget is here again, so why not turn it into a fun game with TheJournal.ie’s Budget Bingo?

Well done you guys: Howlin says today about rewarding 'incredible effort of the Irish people'
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Well done you guys: Howlin says today about rewarding 'incredible effort of the Irish people'

Oct 14th 2014, 11:30 AM 10,933 Views 85 Comments

Meanwhile, Mary Lou McDonald has said that the proof of austerity being over will be in the pudding.

State of the Nation: Will this be the day austerity finally came to an end?
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Will this be the day austerity finally came to an end?

Oct 14th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,266 Views 84 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

How well do you remember Budgets past? Take our quiz
# No Googling
# No Googling

How well do you remember Budgets past? Take our quiz

Oct 14th 2014, 6:45 AM 6,393 Views 15 Comments

Briefcases to CD-ROMs to USB sticks.

# budget-15 - Monday 13 October, 2014

Here's how to save money off your own Budget 2015
# Dolla Dolla Bills Y'all
# Dolla Dolla Bills Y'all

Here's how to save money off your own Budget 2015

Oct 13th 2014, 9:01 PM 38,822 Views 44 Comments

Save some pennies, easily.

What do the people of Waterford want from the Budget?
# Deise Of Thunder
# Deise Of Thunder

What do the people of Waterford want from the Budget?

Oct 13th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,486 Views 27 Comments

Jobs, mostly. But what else?

# budget-15 - Saturday 11 October, 2014

No extra taxes or spending cuts needed - good news before the Budget
# Budget 15
# Budget 15

No extra taxes or spending cuts needed - good news before the Budget

Oct 11th 2014, 7:31 AM 6,407 Views 17 Comments

A Department of Finance White Paper says the country can hit deficit targets without upheaval.

Is Sinn Féin really proposing a 73 per cent tax rate?
# Shinnernomics
# Shinnernomics

Is Sinn Féin really proposing a 73 per cent tax rate?

Oct 11th 2014, 7:00 AM 20,738 Views 92 Comments

The opposition party has come under attack for its budget proposals this week.

# budget-15 - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

We want you: Join TheJournal.ie’s Budget 2015 readers’ panel
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

We want you: Join TheJournal.ie’s Budget 2015 readers’ panel

Oct 8th 2014, 6:00 PM 11,472 Views 0 Comments

We want to hear from a wide range of people across the country to find out their thoughts both ahead of Budget Day and on the day itself.

The Socialists think they could raise €3.3 billion by taxing millionaires
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

The Socialists think they could raise €3.3 billion by taxing millionaires

Oct 8th 2014, 2:59 PM 12,756 Views 135 Comments

The Socialist Party, or the Anti-Austerity Alliance as they’re calling themselves, launched their budget proposals today.

Opinion: How can we make the budgeting process fairer and more democratic?
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Opinion: How can we make the budgeting process fairer and more democratic?

Oct 8th 2014, 1:08 PM 14 Views 9 Comments

Drafting a budget, or any form of legislation, will always be a difficult and divisive task but there are ways of listening to all sections of society in the process.

# budget-15 - Monday 6 October, 2014

Here are 7 things we know about the Budget so far
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Here are 7 things we know about the Budget so far

Oct 6th 2014, 10:18 AM 18,975 Views 43 Comments

With just over a week to go, we’re getting excited.

# budget-15 - Sunday 5 October, 2014

€500m needed to tackle homelessness as 'ten children a week lose their home'
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

€500m needed to tackle homelessness as 'ten children a week lose their home'

Oct 5th 2014, 7:49 PM 9,928 Views 32 Comments

Focus Ireland is calling for an ‘immediate’ increase in rent supplement in Budget 2015.

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