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#Budget 16

# budget-16 - Monday 19 October, 2015

Debate Room: Should school start earlier to help working parents?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Debate Room: Should school start earlier to help working parents?

Oct 19th 2015, 8:00 AM 1,262 Views 50 Comments

This is just one of the suggestions from two contributors working in the area of childcare who reflect on what’s needed to solve the childcare issues here in Ireland.

# budget-16 - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Survey finds majority of people thought Budget 2016 was good for Ireland
# Spend Spend Spend
# Spend Spend Spend

Survey finds majority of people thought Budget 2016 was good for Ireland

Oct 14th 2015, 8:17 PM 19,235 Views 64 Comments

Michael Noonan has denied that the government had returned to the days of “when I have it, I spend it”.

Why was there no rent certainty in the Budget?
# Still Friends
# Still Friends

Why was there no rent certainty in the Budget?

Oct 14th 2015, 10:26 AM 8,845 Views 41 Comments

Michael Noonan says they just ran out of time.

Are prefab villages really the future of housing?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Are prefab villages really the future of housing?

Oct 14th 2015, 8:30 AM 1,091 Views 85 Comments

Innovative solutions are required to solve the housing and homelessness crisis, not “off the shelf” solutions, writes Mary Hughes.

Why hasn't the USC been scrapped yet?
# Budget 16
# Budget 16

Why hasn't the USC been scrapped yet?

Oct 14th 2015, 6:00 AM 19,490 Views 37 Comments

We were told back in 2011 that it was a temporary measure, but €4 billion every year seems to be too difficult to part with.

# budget-16 - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Budget 2016 - here are all the main points
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

Budget 2016 - here are all the main points

Oct 13th 2015, 10:58 PM 129,307 Views 125 Comments

Anything that affects you, you’ll find it here.

What the Budget means to someone earning around €30,000
# Middle Earners
# Middle Earners

What the Budget means to someone earning around €30,000

Oct 13th 2015, 9:05 PM 47,815 Views 37 Comments

How does this change things for you?

Here's what's changed with the Universal Social Charge in the Budget
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

Here's what's changed with the Universal Social Charge in the Budget

Oct 13th 2015, 7:00 PM 93,027 Views 52 Comments

The much-hated USC has been cut.

17 great things that have happened since the last Budget From The Daily Edge

17 great things that have happened since the last Budget

Oct 13th 2015, 6:58 PM 8,115 Views 0 Comments

It’s not all bad…

What the Budget means to someone earning around €50,000
# HIGHER EARNERS
# HIGHER EARNERS

What the Budget means to someone earning around €50,000

Oct 13th 2015, 6:48 PM 25,234 Views 5 Comments

How does this change things for you?

Admit it, paying Contactless makes you feel your most glamorous
# Glam Lyfe
From The Daily Edge
# Glam Lyfe

Admit it, paying Contactless makes you feel your most glamorous

Oct 13th 2015, 5:08 PM 4,165 Views 9 Comments

So glam. So suave.

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech

Oct 13th 2015, 4:25 PM 6,576 Views 16 Comments

“Today we reap the benefits of the hard work and resilience of the Irish people.”

Sorry Leo, fizzy drinks won't be taxed
# It's A No Go
# It's A No Go

Sorry Leo, fizzy drinks won't be taxed

Oct 13th 2015, 4:20 PM 8,446 Views 27 Comments

The Health Minister had asked for a 20% tax on the drinks to help tackle obesity.

Here's how families will be affected by the Budget
# The Heartland
# The Heartland

Here's how families will be affected by the Budget

Oct 13th 2015, 3:48 PM 18,177 Views 39 Comments

Child Benefit is up by a fiver and the Respite Care Grant has been restored.

How does Budget 2016 affect you? TheJournal.ie calculator will do the sums for you
# Work It Out
# Work It Out

How does Budget 2016 affect you? TheJournal.ie calculator will do the sums for you

Oct 13th 2015, 3:36 PM 32,705 Views 11 Comments

Income tax, USC, tax credits… will you have more money or less after today’s Budget?

IN FULL: Michael Noonan's Budget speech
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

IN FULL: Michael Noonan's Budget speech

Oct 13th 2015, 3:28 PM 8,113 Views 15 Comments

“No more booms and bust.”

# budget-16 - Friday 9 October, 2015

How the Socialists would abolish water charges, property tax and USC for low-earners
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

How the Socialists would abolish water charges, property tax and USC for low-earners

Oct 9th 2015, 10:45 AM 20,506 Views 180 Comments

Paul Murphy talks about AAA’s radical alternative to current government policy.

# budget-16 - Thursday 8 October, 2015

'Fine Gael don't care too much about ordinary people'
# Fighting Words
# Fighting Words

'Fine Gael don't care too much about ordinary people'

Oct 8th 2015, 11:55 PM 17,483 Views 74 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesperson Michael McGrath had some strong words for the government today.

# budget-16 - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

An awful lot of you want USC abolished altogether
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

An awful lot of you want USC abolished altogether

Oct 7th 2015, 8:00 PM 19,307 Views 108 Comments

No surprises there, but how many say we should keep it?

# budget-16 - Friday 2 October, 2015

It looks like the Irish economy is now taking off like a rocket
# On The Up
# On The Up

It looks like the Irish economy is now taking off like a rocket

Oct 2nd 2015, 1:34 PM 35,791 Views 242 Comments

Just as Michael Noonan said it could three years ago.

# budget-16 - Thursday 1 October, 2015

This man doesn't care that Sinn Féin 'scares the bejaysus' out of some people
# Shinnernomics
# Shinnernomics

This man doesn't care that Sinn Féin 'scares the bejaysus' out of some people

Oct 1st 2015, 9:00 PM 22,429 Views 154 Comments

Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty dropped by to give us the Sinn Féin alternative.

# budget-16 - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Top Irish earners are paying more tax than the Swedes
# Swede Relief
# Swede Relief

Top Irish earners are paying more tax than the Swedes

Sep 22nd 2015, 11:42 AM 20,976 Views 166 Comments

And those on high incomes should pay less, one group says.

# budget-16 - Friday 11 September, 2015

The hated USC is in line for a significant cut next month
# Happy Noonan
# Happy Noonan

The hated USC is in line for a significant cut next month

Sep 11th 2015, 9:00 PM 32,401 Views 150 Comments

The Finance Minister signalled that universal social charge will be prioritised in the Budget.