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#Budget 15

# budget-15 - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Why the spending watchdog wasn't impressed with Budget 2015

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

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

# budget-15 - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

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

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

A mixed bag of papers from a mixed bag Budget.

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

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

*At least, that’s what Twitter says.

Here's what you may have missed in the Budget

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'

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

Taxes, cigarettes, child benefit….

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

What are you going to do with all that money?

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

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

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

New boys, old boys and pizza protestors.

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

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

*Relatively speaking, all things considered, etc…

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

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

Will we be welcoming more celebrities to Ireland next year?

More films? More film stars?

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

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

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

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

Brendan Howlin sprung the surprise increase this afternoon.

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

A moratorium on hiring will be lifted.

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

But rent supplement levels have not been touched.

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

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

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

James Connolly even gave his sartorial advice.

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

*We think.

PLAY: Budget Bingo 2015

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

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

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?

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

Briefcases to CD-ROMs to USB sticks.

# budget-15 - Monday 13 October, 2014

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

Save some pennies, easily.

What do the people of Waterford want from the Budget?

Jobs, mostly. But what else?

# budget-15 - Saturday 11 October, 2014

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

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?

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

# budget-15 - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

We want you: Join’s Budget 2015 readers’ panel

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

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?

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

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'

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

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