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# ask a minister
WATCH: Simon Coveney and Katherine Zappone answer your questions about Budget 2017 asked your questions about housing and children live on Facebook this evening.
# restoration
Why are TDs getting a €5,000 'pay rise'?
Politicians have come under fire for wage restoration they are due next year.
# supply vs demand
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 The morning after the day before
Follow the arguments blow-by-blow.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you consider becoming a guard?
An extra 800 new gardaí are due to be recruited in 2017.
# Cigarettes and Alcohol
'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.
# clock is ticking
When are the Budget changes kicking in?
Here’s what happens, when.
# Nokia 3210
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.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Budget 2017 has landed, and Trump attacks his own party – it’s your budget day Evening Fix.
# young and broke
'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.
# Budget 2017
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.
# Lisa Needs Braces
Your PRSI will now let you get a free teeth cleaning
# rural assistance
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.
# Budget 2017
What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €40,000
What does the budget mean for you?
# Winners and Losers
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?
# Budget 2017
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?
However the earned income tax credit still lags behind the €1,650 automatic deduction available to PAYE workers.
# Budget 2017
What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €30,000
How does this change things for you?
# Top of the Class
Over 2,500 new teaching jobs are to be created
Overall, the Department of Education and Skills’ budget will increase by €458 million.
# Budget 2017
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.
# Budget 2017
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
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.
# Poll
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.
# Barrels of Money
Pubs want the government to cut tax on drink because of weaker sterling
The hospitality industry employs 204,000 people.
# daddy or chips?
Irish people can't decide if they want tax cuts or increased spending
Tax cuts for some, miniature Irish flags for others.
# factcheck
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you prefer tax cuts or increased spending in the Budget?
Or neither?
# I want...
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
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.