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# Budget 2013

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Wine up by €1 a bottle, beer increasing by 10c a pint
The government has increased the excise on alcohol and cigarettes by more than was expected in Budget 2013.
In full: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech to the Dáil
The full text of the speech given by Brendan Howlin to the Dáil, as prepared in advance of delivery.
PSRI changes will hit employees by €264.16 per year
The Budget will see the abolition of the PRSI-free allowance, meaning all employee income is hit at 4 per cent.
Property tax: Here's what you need to know
Michael Noonan has revealed all the details of the property tax which is to be introduced from 1 July 2013.
In full: Michael Noonan's Budget speech to the Dáil
The full text of the speech given by Michael Noonan to the Dáil, as prepared in advance of delivery.
Property tax 'won't kick in until July', tweets Fine Gael TD
Fine Gael’s Alan Farrell appears to confirm reports that the public will get six months’ warning of the property tax.
Keaveney support for Budget "not taken for a given"
The Labour Party Chairman said that he ‘will look at the full package of the Budget’ before he votes tonight.
PLAY: Budget Bingo 2013
It’s that time of year again – so why not ease your Budget anxieties with a round of’s Budget Bingo…
Burton asks for extra €685 million in social protection funding... for 2012
On the day of Budget 2013, Joan Burton asks an Oireachtas committee to approve a 5.1 per cent increase for 2012.
Study says recession has hit older people more than reported
A study from NUI Galway says the perception that older people have secure finances is not always a fair one.
Explainer: What actually happens on Budget Day?
There’s speeches, then resolutions, and then a handful of Bills. So how does it all work – and when does it kick in?
Readers' Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from the Budget?
We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of today’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.
Exchequer returns: Government's tax take 0.5 per cent below target
The Department of Finance has released the last exchequer returns before tomorrow’s Budget with income tax take for November 12 per cent below target.
Taoiseach insists Ruairí Quinn has confidence in James Reilly
It was reported at the weekend that the Education Minister had indicated that Reilly was “not up to the job” of Minister for Health.
Budget Eve: Sentiment of the Day
The Department of the Taoiseach got its own ‘decoration’ today.
A busy week for Noonan as EU banking union talks precede Budget 2013
First Brussels, then Budget Day.
Readers' Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2013?
We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.
Older people could delay paying property tax until they die – Burton
The Social Protection minister says a range of ‘easy-pay options’ are being considered for payment of the property tax.
Open thread: What would YOU do with Budget 2013?
While we wait on tenterhooks for the cuts and taxes to be imposed on Wednesday, let’s come up with a PLAN, people.
Poll: Which should be introduced: a 'mansion tax' or higher USC on top earners?
Today’s papers suggest the Cabinet has abandoned one in favour of the other. We’re asking: which would you introduce?
What motorists should expect in Budget 2013
VRT increases, road tax increases, and a new registration plate system.
The Evening Fix… now with added moustache murder
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
Absent TDs, rapper dollars and 'The Talk': The week in numbers
What percentage of 13-year-old turn to their dads for sex and relationship advice? How many eggs narrowly missed Taoiseach Enda Kenny?
Government income for 2012 to fall short of Budget target
The first documents for Budget 2013 show the government expecting a 4.5 per cent increase in income tax in 2013.
Budget 2013: Four days to go, here is the speculation so far
The Budget is days away and though there has been fewer leaks than last year there’s plenty of speculation. This is what we can expect on Wednesday… definitely, maybe.
Aaron McKenna: Another tough Budget… but do the numbers add up?
With another €3billion in austerity on the way, the Government’s economic forecasts are starting to look more like fairy tales.
One year on, Enda Kenny won’t be repeating state of the nation address
The Taoiseach will not be repeating his address to the nation ahead of Wednesday’s Budget.
Poll: Should child benefit be cut by €10?
Reports suggest the government is planning to cut child benefit from €140 to €130 per month. What do you think – good idea? Bad idea?
Budget 2013: Children's groups hit out at likely €10 cut to child benefit
Various reports indicate that child benefit will be cut from €140 to €130 per child in next week’s Budget.
Gilmore refuses to confirm property tax rumours
Reports suggest the property tax will cost homeowners between €200 and €400 a year – but Eamon Gilmore would not discuss the figures in the Dáil this morning.
GAA will not pick up the tab for potential cuts to player grants scheme
Mayo footballer Cillian O’Connor has revealed that players are ‘upset’ about the prospect of cuts.
Noonan and Howlin will both deliver Budget 2013 next Wednesday
Though the budget is being held over just one day this year, Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin will both make speeches, starting from 2.30pm next Wednesday.
91 per cent of consumers believe Budget 2013 will leave less to spend on groceries
Almost half of participants in a new survey also believe the price of cigarettes will increase a lot.
Join’s #Budget 2013 virtual 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.
Thousands take part in Dublin anti-austerity march (PHOTOS)
As many as 8,000 people are marching through Dublin city centre to protest against austerity measures.
Active Retirement Ireland urges government to protect free travel in budget
The organisation said older people are at risk of becoming socially isolated if their passes are taken away.
Fianna Fáil's alternative budget: Cuts to politician pensions and no property tax
Fianna Fáil today launched its budget proposals entitled “A Fairer Way to Recovery”.