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# budget-17 - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

WATCH: Simon Coveney and Katherine Zappone answer your questions about Budget 2017 asked your questions about housing and children live on Facebook this evening.

Why are TDs getting a €5,000 'pay rise'?

Politicians have come under fire for wage restoration they are due next year.

Noonan defends first-time buyers plan as critics warn it will create 'bidding war'

Cutting VAT on new homes would have been a better approach, one economist has said.

Leaders' Questions As It Happened: The morning after the day before

Follow the arguments blow-by-blow.

Poll: Would you consider becoming a guard? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you consider becoming a guard?

An extra 800 new gardaí are due to be recruited in 2017.

'A pint for everyone': How the front pages are covering the Budget

There are very few puns.

Who was this Budget for? Big business, landlords and property developers

It is summed up by the fact that while TDs will benefit by more than €50 a week, young unemployed people will get a miserly €2.70, writes AAA-PBP TD Paul Murphy.

When are the Budget changes kicking in?

Here’s what happens, when.

# budget-17 - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Whose phone is that? A very familiar sound interrupted Michael Healy Rae in the Dáil this evening

Healy Rae was giving statements on the Budget when a well-known sound rang out.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Budget 2017 has landed, and Trump attacks his own party – it’s your budget day Evening Fix.

'There are lots of jobs available': Leo defends lower jobseekers' payments to young people

Young jobseekers will get an increase of €2.70 to their payment per week next year.

Pensions up and charges down - How did the elderly fare in the Budget?

An increase in the State pension of €5 per week was the much heralded measure the Government announced today.

Investment in sheep and protection from Brexit: Here's what the Budget means to farmers

A number of measures have been introduced to try to ease the potential fallout from Brexit.

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €40,000

What does the budget mean for you?

Here are the winners and losers in Budget 2017

Here’s who got something and who will feel like they lost.

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €100,000

Has it been a good or bad day for you?

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €20,000

Has the budget changed things for you?

"Not Brexit-proof" - there's a deal of good news for the self-employed today, but is it enough?

"Not Brexit-proof" - there's a deal of good news for the self-employed today, but is it enough?

However the earned income tax credit still lags behind the €1,650 automatic deduction available to PAYE workers.

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €30,000

How does this change things for you?

Over 2,500 new teaching jobs are to be created

Overall, the Department of Education and Skills’ budget will increase by €458 million.

The Health Department is getting half a billion in extra funding to try to fix some problems

The increased funding of 7.4% will bring the total spend for health in 2017 to €14.6 billion.

It's official: Ireland is getting a sugar tax (but not for a few years)

The tax was mentioned in this afternoon’s budget.

FactCheck: How do jobseeker's payments here compare to Northern Ireland?

In the Dáil last week, Leo Varadkar asked for a fact check. We accepted that request.

# budget-17 - Monday 10 October, 2016

The majority of people aren't feeling at all positive about tomorrow's Budget

A new poll shows that 53% of people are feeling pessimistic about tomorrow’s Budget.

# budget-17 - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Pubs want the government to cut tax on drink because of weaker sterling

The hospitality industry employs 204,000 people.

# budget-17 - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Irish people can't decide if they want tax cuts or increased spending

Tax cuts for some, miniature Irish flags for others.

# budget-17 - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

FactCheck: Did the last government cut payments to lone parents?

FactCheck looks into a a controversial claim made by Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar on Morning Ireland yesterday.

# budget-17 - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Poll: Would you prefer tax cuts or increased spending in the Budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

# budget-17 - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Government ministers have Budget wishlists - but there's not enough money to go around

Ministers budget submissions come to in excess of €3 billion.

# budget-17 - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

No surprises on the way in this year's Budget - but there will be a reduction in USC

Michael Noonan said the detail of the USC reduction is yet to be decided.