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# Budget 2013

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# Your Say
Poll: Should the reduction in the respite care grant be reversed?
The decision to cut the grant by over €300 has proved controversial. Should it be reversed or does the government need to stick to its plans?
# Budget 2012
Here's where Ireland overspent by €1.118 billion on last year's Budget
Nine Departments and agencies needed extra top-ups to their funding in 2012. Here’s where the overflow went.
# Pyrite
Fine Gael TD calls for clarification on property tax for pyrite homes
Meanwhile, as he approaches his second Christmas in temporary accommodation, Priory Hall resident Liam Boland said he would refuse to pay.
# Prime Numbers
Ties, galleries and Angela Merkel: The week in numbers
How many houses will have to pay the ‘mansion tax’? And who could find that Budget 2013 has been generous to them?
# not the new
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Wine replaces the euro as common currency; Budget enshrines right to die in poverty and exclusive details of the Love/Hate Christmas special.
# Budget 2013
SIPTU president urges Taoiseach to introduce pensions tax sooner
In a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Jack O’Connor says that introducing the 41 per cent rate on pensions over €60,000 sooner would obviate the need for certain cuts.
# Alternative budgets
Opposition parties hit back at criticism of their alternative budgets
The government claims neither of the two main opposition parties had their pre-budget submissions fully costed but this has been described as a “complete red herring” by Fianna Fáil.
# Budget 2013
PHOTOS: Carers hold protest against plans to cut respite care grant
Over 100 people gathered outside Leinster House to rally against the proposed cut from €1700 to €1325.
# Budget 2013
No change of heart from Government on respite care grant
Social Protection Minister Joan Burton has once more defended the decision to cut the respite care grant by more than €300 in Budget 2013.
Column: This Budget isn't just bad - it's at odds with Government policies
The cuts contained in this Budget fly in the face of Government statements on growth and protection. They’re difficult to justify, writes Michael Taft.
# Budget 2013
Noonan defends PRSI increases as 'best value taxpayers can get'
Michael Noonan says paying €5.08 extra a week for a guaranteed pension is “the best value anyone will ever get”.
# Budget 2013
Budget 2013: What has already come into effect?
The changes to the price of alcohol and tobacco went up at midnight – what about the rest of the measures?
# Budget 2014
Ministers say December Budgets could be a thing of the past
Brendan Howlin says bringing Ireland into line with European moves could see Budgets in October, with two months of debate.
# Budget 2013
VIDEO: A quick synopsis of tax measures in Budget 2013
The implications for Irish-based businesses explained.
# Budget 2013
Counting the pennies: where your tax money will go in 2013
The government’s going to spend €69 billion in total next year. So where does the average taxpayer’s money go?
# 100th Birthday
Centenarian Bounty under threat after Budget 2013
The practice of Ireland giving a generous gift to its citizens when they turn 100 may be discontinued.
# Budget 2013
Budget 2013: How today's front pages reacted
From respite care to maternity benefit to PRSI, today’s newspapers saw Budget 2013 as a broad hit on many groups in society.
# over to you
Open thread: how do you plan to save money?
We’d like to know if anyone is planning any early New Year Resolutions in response to yesterday’s budget announcements.
# Your Say
Poll: How do you feel after Budget 2013?
Relieved or even more anxious? Did yesterday’s announcement affect your mood? Tell us in our sentiment poll this morning…
# Budget 2013
Budget 2013: Here’s how Twitter reacted
From the cuts in child benefit and respite care to the increase in the price of wine, here’s how people on Twitter reacted to Budget 2013.
# Budget 2013
IN PICTURES: the winners and losers of Budget 2013
#Winning. #Losing.
# Budget 2013
Budget 2013: Here's what the experts had to say about it
From property tax to child benefit cuts to the motor industry, we asked the experts what they thought about Budget 2013. Here’s what they had to say.
# Budget 2013
Readers’ panel: How Budget 2013 has affected YOU
How is the Budget going to affect readers? We asked a broad selection of them to find out.
# pic of the day
Budget 2013: Image of the Day
It’s been a tough day for Ireland. A picture speaks a thousand words.
BUDGET 2013: Here is what happened brings you every detail of the Budget 2013 announcement, all the analysis and all the reaction.
# Tax
Budget 2013: Sample tax case studies
Some useful tables from KPMG on what the tax changes mean for YOU.
# Property Tax
Taoiseach: Property tax is "both progressive and fair"
Kenny said this budget would probably be the most challenging in the life of this government.
# Budget 2013
Pharmacists: Increased prescription charges may lead to people being hospitalised
The Irish Pharmacy Union has warned that hiking up the cost of prescriptions for people on low incomes could end up costing the government a lot more money than it will save.
# Budget 2013
Mortgage interest relief to end - but first time buyers exempt from property tax until 2016
The mortgage relief measure introduced in last year’s Budget will come to an end this month.
# Protest
PHOTOS, VIDEO: austerity protest outside Dáil
Hundreds of people marched on the Dáil this evening after Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin’s announcements.
# Tax
Ireland now "less attractive to business owners"
The protection of the corporation tax rate, however, is a positive step in keeping international businesses here.
# Budget 2013
Budget 2013: Government announces €250 hike in college fees
The Government has announced plans to introduce a €250 hike in college fees and a reduction in the income threshold for those eligible for maintenance grants.
# Social Welfare
Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments
Cuts to the child benefit rate is causing anxiety this evening, along with a range of other newly-announced changes.
# Budget 2013
Macra say budget measure will encourage young farmers
Macra na Feirme has said that the renewal of the young farmers’ stock relief measure could also help address age profile imbalances in farming.
# 665 days later...
FLASHBACK: Eamon Gilmore says Labour won't cut child benefit
The general election campaign seems like a long time ago now…
# Budget 2013
Budget 2013: here's what will affect the children
Child Benefit has been cut by €10 for the first child but up to €20 for the subsequent children.
# Budget 2013
Respite care grant cut by over €300 in budget
The reduction represents a 19 per cent cut in the payment which is used by carers to pay for home help and respite care.
# Motor Tax
Budget 2013: Motor tax costs rise by up to 25 per cent
Triskaidekaphobia wins: from next year there’ll be two batches of registration plates. Say hello to ’131′ and ’132′.
# political allowances
Budget 2013: Unvouched expenses will end, but 95 politicians will receive more
There’s also an across-the-board cut for political expenses, while severance pay for office holders will be scrapped.
# Budget 2013
Budget 2013: the main points from today's announcements
Here are the most notable measures announced by Ministers Howlin and Noonan today.