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#Budget 2014

# budget-2014 - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Analysis: Pre-Budget leaks made for anti-climactic affair inside and outside Leinster House
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# Budget 2014

Analysis: Pre-Budget leaks made for anti-climactic affair inside and outside Leinster House

Oct 16th 2013, 1:00 AM 4,343 Views 15 Comments

By the time Noonan and Howlin got on their feet we already knew about the worst of Budget 2014.

# budget-2014 - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

How was it for you? Our Readers' Panel react, Part One
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# Budget 2014

How was it for you? Our Readers' Panel react, Part One

Oct 15th 2013, 11:00 PM 7,853 Views 28 Comments

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of today’s budget. Here’s how they were affected, in their own words.

How was it for you? Our Readers' Panel react, Part Two
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# Budget 2014

How was it for you? Our Readers' Panel react, Part Two

Oct 15th 2013, 11:00 PM 4,655 Views 8 Comments

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of today’s budget. Here’s how they were affected, in their own words.

So, where does the tax on alcohol, tobacco and petrol go?
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# Budget 2014

So, where does the tax on alcohol, tobacco and petrol go?

Oct 15th 2013, 10:39 PM 17,024 Views 36 Comments

Did you know that from midnight, your pint of beer will wipe 24 cent off the national debt?

Wine, banter and turning on each other: Here's how Twitter reacted to Budget 2014
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# Budget 2014

Wine, banter and turning on each other: Here's how Twitter reacted to Budget 2014

Oct 15th 2013, 10:00 PM 14,236 Views 16 Comments

Cuts to maternity benefit and unemployment benefit for young people as well as the abolition of the bereavement grant were the hot topics.

Budget 2014: the key things to know from today’s announcement
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# Budget 2014

Budget 2014: the key things to know from today’s announcement

Oct 15th 2013, 9:50 PM 87,640 Views 298 Comments

Need a quick recap? Here are the most notable measures announced by ministers Howlin and Noonan today.

One-parent families hit by Budget tax changes
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# Budget 2014

One-parent families hit by Budget tax changes

Oct 15th 2013, 9:40 PM 24,027 Views 136 Comments

The One-Parent Family Tax Credit was previously available to parents who shared custody of a child but now only one parent will receive the credit.

Howlin says notion of 'shame' over bereavement grant abolition 'entirely inappropriate'
# Bereavement Grant
# Bereavement Grant

Howlin says notion of 'shame' over bereavement grant abolition 'entirely inappropriate'

Oct 15th 2013, 9:30 PM 10,371 Views 66 Comments

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said that there is a “very generous provision” for the spouse of an elderly person who dies.

25 good things that have happened since the last budget
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From The Daily Edge
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25 good things that have happened since the last budget

Oct 15th 2013, 9:30 PM 19,075 Views 13 Comments

No matter how grim things seem today, there are still good things ahead.

'We don’t want to incur any reputational damage': Noonan on 'stateless' companies crackdown
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# Talking Tax

'We don’t want to incur any reputational damage': Noonan on 'stateless' companies crackdown

Oct 15th 2013, 8:51 PM 4,008 Views 12 Comments

And on our beloved corporation tax, the Minister said: “That’s our business, it can’t be imposed on us, and we’re gonna keep it at 12.5 per cent.”

Budget 2014 liveblog: As it happened
Live Oct 15th 2013, 7:45 PM

Budget 2014 liveblog: As it happened

Column: Cutting unemployment benefit to the under-26s is unjust and unacceptable
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# Opinion

Column: Cutting unemployment benefit to the under-26s is unjust and unacceptable

Oct 15th 2013, 7:30 PM 43 Views 122 Comments

The plan is a further step towards the political disillusionment of young people, a drastic slash in living standards, and an even more polarised society, write Dan O’Neill and Fiona Dunkin.

Core payments were protected thanks to job creation - Burton
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# Budget 2014

Core payments were protected thanks to job creation - Burton

Oct 15th 2013, 7:15 PM 4,270 Views 35 Comments

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton says that her department is making cuts of €226 million, significantly less than the €440 million originally requested.

US warns citizens about protests in Dublin
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# Budget 2014

US warns citizens about protests in Dublin

Oct 15th 2013, 6:59 PM 20,090 Views 71 Comments

The US Embassy in Ireland sent a security message to those living in or visiting the country today.

Here are the heartwarming and surprising things that make you all happy
# What Budget?
From The Daily Edge
# What Budget?

Here are the heartwarming and surprising things that make you all happy

Oct 15th 2013, 6:00 PM 17,389 Views 23 Comments

Children, dogs, Lego, ironing… check out the diverse results.

In numbers: Budget 2014
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# Budget 2014

In numbers: Budget 2014

Oct 15th 2013, 6:00 PM 15,118 Views 39 Comments

Taxes, cuts and savings – here’s a numerical round-up of the key figures from Budget 2014.

ICSA: No nasty surprises for farmers in the Budget
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# Budget 2014

ICSA: No nasty surprises for farmers in the Budget

Oct 15th 2013, 5:58 PM 3,895 Views 29 Comments

Coveney announced €195 million for the disadvantaged areas scheme but a cost benefit view has farmers on edge.

Reilly on health cuts: 'This does entail more heavy lifting for people'
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# Budget 2014

Reilly on health cuts: 'This does entail more heavy lifting for people'

Oct 15th 2013, 5:54 PM 5,090 Views 19 Comments

How €113 million will be saved in ‘medical card probity’ was a key issue at today’s health budget briefing.

Funding for Irish sport reduced to €8.73 per citizen
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From The42
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Funding for Irish sport reduced to €8.73 per citizen

Oct 15th 2013, 5:38 PM 4,941 Views 21 Comments

The Federation of Irish Sport has expressed its disappointed at a further €3.1 million cut to the Irish Sports Council’s funding.

"This Budget gives young people one guarantee - emigration" - Sinn Féin reacts to the Budget
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# Budget 2014

"This Budget gives young people one guarantee - emigration" - Sinn Féin reacts to the Budget

Oct 15th 2013, 5:37 PM 7,973 Views 213 Comments

Sinn Féin felt that the Budget was an attack on young people, repeating the message that the Government have “made emigration a policy”.

Funeral directors will seek u-turn on Bereavement Grant cut
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# Budget 2014

Funeral directors will seek u-turn on Bereavement Grant cut

Oct 15th 2013, 5:29 PM 23,903 Views 109 Comments

The Bereavement Grant was a one-off payment of €850 made available on the death of a family member but it has been scrapped in the Budget.

Higher rate of Invalidity Pension to be phased out
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Higher rate of Invalidity Pension to be phased out

Oct 15th 2013, 5:23 PM 7,135 Views 7 Comments

A higher level of payment offered within the scheme is to be cut for certain recipients.

Home renovation tax incentive will hurt 'tax dodging cowboys' - IGBC
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# Budget 2014

Home renovation tax incentive will hurt 'tax dodging cowboys' - IGBC

Oct 15th 2013, 4:39 PM 16,392 Views 60 Comments

New scheme means homeowners are less likely to use the shadow economy for building works according to construction groups including The Irish Green Building Council.

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget 2014 speech
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# Budget 2014

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget 2014 speech

Oct 15th 2013, 4:18 PM 5,199 Views 18 Comments

Medical cards, GP care for children, a levy on banks and more…

Bruton: Expect 48,000 new jobs in 2014
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# Budget 2014

Bruton: Expect 48,000 new jobs in 2014

Oct 15th 2013, 4:12 PM 2,885 Views 30 Comments

The jobs minister has set himself a high employment target following on from today’s Budget announcement.

The DailyEdge.ie Guide to blocking the budget
# Blockage
From The Daily Edge
# Blockage

The DailyEdge.ie Guide to blocking the budget

Oct 15th 2013, 4:00 PM 1,871 Views 1 Comment

Prefer to keep your head in the sand? We’re here to help

Lotto sale to fund children's hospital, a training centre, roads and more
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# Budget 2014

Lotto sale to fund children's hospital, a training centre, roads and more

Oct 15th 2013, 3:52 PM 4,208 Views 12 Comments

Proceeds from the sale will fund a €200 million capital investment scheme, says Brendan Howlin.

Telephone allowance, maternity benefit and medical cards hit hard in Budget
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# Budget 2014

Telephone allowance, maternity benefit and medical cards hit hard in Budget

Oct 15th 2013, 3:51 PM 18,545 Views 87 Comments

Brendan Howlin’s announcement of a review of all medical cards was greeted with jeers from members of the opposition parties.

IN FULL: Michael Noonan's Budget 2014 speech
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# Budget 2014

IN FULL: Michael Noonan's Budget 2014 speech

Oct 15th 2013, 3:50 PM 7,619 Views 4 Comments

Did you miss the minister’s Budget 2014 announcement earlier? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Levy on banks of €150 million a year until 2016
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# Budget 2014

Levy on banks of €150 million a year until 2016

Oct 15th 2013, 3:49 PM 3,209 Views 23 Comments

Domestic banks will pay the levy totaling €150 million a year for the next three years with each bank to pay based on interest on thier deposits.

Under 5s care "first step" towards free GP visits for all --- Howlin
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# Budget 2014

Under 5s care "first step" towards free GP visits for all --- Howlin

Oct 15th 2013, 3:48 PM 5,673 Views 25 Comments

The move, flagged in advance of today’s Budget, has been criticised by the GP representative group who say there was no consultation in advance.

Government to "strategically invest" €6.4 billion NPRF pot
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# Budget 2014

Government to "strategically invest" €6.4 billion NPRF pot

Oct 15th 2013, 3:39 PM 2,646 Views 8 Comments

The €6.4 billion discretionary account in the National Pensions Reserve Fund will be used to invest in employment schemes in Ireland, Brendan Howlin said today.

No increases in VAT or income tax next year
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# Budget 2014

No increases in VAT or income tax next year

Oct 15th 2013, 3:24 PM 2,752 Views 13 Comments

Two-year income tax exemption for unemployed who set up business
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# Budget 2014

Two-year income tax exemption for unemployed who set up business

Oct 15th 2013, 3:16 PM 6,671 Views 43 Comments

The ‘Start Your Own Business Scheme’ will provide a two-year exception on income tax for self-employed people who have been unemployed for 15 months or more.

'DIRT' tax on savings interest to rise to 41 per cent
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# Budget 2014

'DIRT' tax on savings interest to rise to 41 per cent

Oct 15th 2013, 3:15 PM 9,437 Views 41 Comments

The measure means those saving money will have to hand €41 back to the state for every €100 in interest they accrue.

Cigarettes and pints up by 10 cent, wine up by 50 cent
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# Budget 2014

Cigarettes and pints up by 10 cent, wine up by 50 cent

Oct 15th 2013, 3:12 PM 16,148 Views 89 Comments

If you smoke or drink, enjoy the price for the next nine hours or so – it is rising at midnight.

Noonan cracks down on 'stateless' companies registered in Ireland for tax
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# Budget 2014

Noonan cracks down on 'stateless' companies registered in Ireland for tax

Oct 15th 2013, 3:11 PM 5,565 Views 9 Comments

The Minister also reaffirmed the Government’s long-held commitment to not change the corporation tax rate.

Good news for airlines: Air Travel Tax to be scrapped next year
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Good news for airlines: Air Travel Tax to be scrapped next year

Oct 15th 2013, 3:03 PM 9,570 Views 23 Comments

The current rate of tax means airlines have to pay €3 for every passenger departing from an airport.

"Living City" designations to be extended to Cork, Dublin, Galway and Kilkenny
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# Budget 2014

"Living City" designations to be extended to Cork, Dublin, Galway and Kilkenny

Oct 15th 2013, 2:54 PM 6,826 Views 12 Comments

The pilot scheme, which was rolled out this year in Waterford and Limerick, will be extended to the other cities in the country in 2014.