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#Budget 2014

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Noonan confirms VAT for hospitality sector to stay at 9 per cent
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Noonan confirms VAT for hospitality sector to stay at 9 per cent

Oct 15th 2013, 2:51 PM 3,100 Views 4 Comments

The rate had been due to revert to 13.5 per cent at the end of the year.

Michael Noonan's 13-second Instagram preview of the Budget
# All Kicking Off
# All Kicking Off

Michael Noonan's 13-second Instagram preview of the Budget

Oct 15th 2013, 2:27 PM 4,282 Views 7 Comments

Watch him reading an autocue in EXTREME CLOSE-UP.

Update: Army called in to free half of Cabinet from Government Buildings lift
# Stuck In A Moment
From The Daily Edge
# Stuck In A Moment

Update: Army called in to free half of Cabinet from Government Buildings lift

Oct 15th 2013, 2:04 PM 13,283 Views 79 Comments

EL-E-VA-TION!

10 things to remind you that people are actually generous
# Faith In Humanity
From The Daily Edge
# Faith In Humanity

10 things to remind you that people are actually generous

Oct 15th 2013, 1:00 PM 15,079 Views 18 Comments

Forget about this Budget day doom and gloom, and remember why you have faith in humanity.

'It's going to be a very unfair Budget': Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil are already unhappy
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

'It's going to be a very unfair Budget': Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil are already unhappy

Oct 15th 2013, 12:00 PM 5,103 Views 58 Comments

And Michael Noonan isn’t even on his feet yet…

Government doesn't expect to lose any TDs over the Budget
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Government doesn't expect to lose any TDs over the Budget

Oct 15th 2013, 10:32 AM 2,773 Views 18 Comments

Two Labour TDs voted against the party on the Budget last year and the year before.

Taoiseach on the Budget: 'There are some tough decisions in there'
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Taoiseach on the Budget: 'There are some tough decisions in there'

Oct 15th 2013, 9:56 AM 3,704 Views 38 Comments

The Cabinet is due to finalise the Budget at a meeting at midday today.

Noonan: 'No connection' between cuts for pensioners & free GP care for under 5s
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Noonan: 'No connection' between cuts for pensioners & free GP care for under 5s

Oct 15th 2013, 9:28 AM 3,883 Views 31 Comments

The Minister’s been speaking to reporters on his way into the final Cabinet meeting ahead of Budget 2014.

PLAY: Budget Bingo 2014
# Budget Bingo
# Budget Bingo

PLAY: Budget Bingo 2014

Oct 15th 2013, 9:15 AM 7,958 Views 10 Comments

The Budget is here again, so why not turn it into a fun game with TheJournal.ie’s Budget Bingo?

The Budget, the Budget and everything else happening in Leinster House today
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

The Budget, the Budget and everything else happening in Leinster House today

Oct 15th 2013, 9:00 AM 2,827 Views 3 Comments

What’s going on in Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…

"Sickest and the poorest" set to be hit hardest by Budget cuts today
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

"Sickest and the poorest" set to be hit hardest by Budget cuts today

Oct 15th 2013, 8:25 AM 9,338 Views 73 Comments

Budget speculation this morning is focused on increased prescription charges, cuts to medical cards and phone allowances for pensioners, and a decrease in dole payments for young unemployed people.

Readers’ Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from Budget 2014?
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Readers’ Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from Budget 2014?

Oct 15th 2013, 8:00 AM 2,880 Views 33 Comments

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.

There may be trouble ahead with extra garda units on duty for Budget 2014
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

There may be trouble ahead with extra garda units on duty for Budget 2014

Oct 15th 2013, 6:30 AM 7,120 Views 58 Comments

Sources said there are concerns about public disorder after a protest last month which resulted in violent scuffles between demonstrators and gardaí.

RTÉ to take €5m hit as Dept of Social Protection cuts free TV licences payment
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

RTÉ to take €5m hit as Dept of Social Protection cuts free TV licences payment

Oct 15th 2013, 5:00 AM 11,539 Views 24 Comments

Current recipients of free licences will not be affected, TheJournal.ie has learned – instead, the State broadcaster will take brunt of the cut.

9 things we wish WERE getting taxed
# Arrgh
From The Daily Edge
# Arrgh

9 things we wish WERE getting taxed

Oct 14th 2013, 9:30 PM 30,178 Views 109 Comments

Let’s tax these things out of existence.

Readers’ Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2014?
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Readers’ Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2014?

Oct 14th 2013, 9:00 PM 6,681 Views 43 Comments

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.

Cork Penny Dinners: "It is hard - and it's getting harder for people"
# Budget 14
# Budget 14

Cork Penny Dinners: "It is hard - and it's getting harder for people"

Oct 14th 2013, 8:17 PM 8,467 Views 30 Comments

Staff at Cork Penny Dinners spoke to TheJournal.ie about their fears around Budget 2014.

"Government is treating this like a giveaway Budget" - Fianna Fáil
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

"Government is treating this like a giveaway Budget" - Fianna Fáil

Oct 14th 2013, 6:26 PM 9,215 Views 134 Comments

Michael McGrath says that voters won’t have a “feel-good factor” after tomorrow’s Budget.

Open thread: As we await Budget 2014, what makes you happy?
# Mind Each Other
From The Daily Edge
# Mind Each Other

Open thread: As we await Budget 2014, what makes you happy?

Oct 14th 2013, 6:00 PM 9,797 Views 130 Comments

Share your stories with us…

GPs split on free GP care for under fives
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

GPs split on free GP care for under fives

Oct 14th 2013, 5:37 PM 10,587 Views 82 Comments

The plan is expected to be included in tomorrow’s Budget, but GPs don’t seem to know if it is a good thing or a bad thing.

Carers plead for Household Benefit Package to be protected
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Carers plead for Household Benefit Package to be protected

Oct 14th 2013, 3:46 PM 4,097 Views 11 Comments

Reports over the weekend suggested that some cuts to packages for family carers could be in tomorrow’s Budget, but carers say that would be the wrong move.

Column: Our children are an investment worth making
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our children are an investment worth making

Oct 14th 2013, 1:02 PM 18 Views 44 Comments

Budget 2014 is an opportunity to take stock of how we prioritise children and whether we put our money where our mouth is, writes Irene Gunning.

The Minister who 'couldn't be bothered' with Twitter is doing a Budget Q&A on Twitter
# Awkward
# Awkward

The Minister who 'couldn't be bothered' with Twitter is doing a Budget Q&A on Twitter

Oct 14th 2013, 12:14 PM 9,562 Views 43 Comments

Someone’s changed their tune…

Labour TD: Sinn Féin's Budget proposals based on uncosted, fairytale economics
# Opinion
# Opinion

Labour TD: Sinn Féin's Budget proposals based on uncosted, fairytale economics

Oct 14th 2013, 12:00 PM 63 Views 102 Comments

Any analysis of what is contained in Sinn Féin’s pre-Budget submission shows it to be the usual mix of simplistic solutions based on uncosted, fairytale economics, argues Labour TD Derek Nolan.

Poll: Should dole payments for those under 26 be reduced?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should dole payments for those under 26 be reduced?

Oct 14th 2013, 9:17 AM 22,779 Views 390 Comments

The Government’s expected to change the terms of dole payments for young people in tomorrow’s Budget. But is it a good idea?

'The Budget will not be easy': Howlin and Noonan's video preview of Budget 2014
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

'The Budget will not be easy': Howlin and Noonan's video preview of Budget 2014

Oct 14th 2013, 8:50 AM 9,352 Views 97 Comments

Don’t be scared now…

The Deal: Cabinet signs off on Budget 2014 ahead of tomorrow's announcement
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

The Deal: Cabinet signs off on Budget 2014 ahead of tomorrow's announcement

Oct 14th 2013, 8:01 AM 5,304 Views 24 Comments

Ministers Noonan and Howlin will announce all the details in the Dáil tomorrow.

Here's why this year's Budget is being held in October
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Here's why this year's Budget is being held in October

Oct 14th 2013, 7:15 AM 11,535 Views 40 Comments

It’s all about the ‘two-pack’…

So, here's what definitely won't be in Budget 2014...
# Time Warp
# Time Warp

So, here's what definitely won't be in Budget 2014...

Oct 13th 2013, 8:30 PM 26,740 Views 33 Comments

Let’s take a nostalgic* look back at what Charlie McCreevy had in store for us ten years ago. We all partied. Apparently.

Too early to talk of 'clean break' from bailout - Taoiseach
# Enda Kenny
# Enda Kenny

Too early to talk of 'clean break' from bailout - Taoiseach

Oct 13th 2013, 1:48 PM 5,971 Views 73 Comments

Enda Kenny added that Ireland’s corporate tax rate will not be up for discussion in any talks on a credit facility after the bailout.

Sinn Féin: We want to ease the burden and give people a break
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Sinn Féin: We want to ease the burden and give people a break

Oct 13th 2013, 12:00 PM 59 Views 195 Comments

It makes sense to put more money into people’s pockets by reducing their taxes so that they have some money to spend in the real economy, writes Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty.

Poll: Can Irish people learn to trust banks once more?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Can Irish people learn to trust banks once more?

Oct 13th 2013, 10:08 AM 11,220 Views 114 Comments

A bank levy is reportedly being planned by Government to raise between €100-200 million next year but is it enough to convince the country that bank excesses are history?

Outside Dublin: How Budget 2014 will affect us all
# On The Ground
# On The Ground

Outside Dublin: How Budget 2014 will affect us all

Oct 13th 2013, 8:00 AM 13,115 Views 23 Comments

TheJournal.ie paid a visit Cork to see what the city’s hopes and fears are ahead of this week’s budget.

Fianna Fáil: Correcting the public finances alone will not be enough to drive recovery
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Fianna Fáil: Correcting the public finances alone will not be enough to drive recovery

Oct 13th 2013, 8:00 AM 31 Views 79 Comments

The challenge facing the government is to enhance economic recovery prospects without damaging society’s well-being, says Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath ahead of Tuesday’s Budget.

‘You know something, there’s a change happening’: Kenny confirms bailout exit in December
# National Address
# National Address

‘You know something, there’s a change happening’: Kenny confirms bailout exit in December

Oct 12th 2013, 9:20 PM 23,023 Views 131 Comments

Enda Kenny was speaking at the Fine Gael national conference in Limerick tonight where he also outlined plans to extend the franchise for Seanad elections.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Oct 12th 2013, 7:55 PM 10,761 Views 0 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Dr Taufiq Al Sattar’s family, our optimistic leaders and Irish people spreading sexual diseases abroad.

Anti-austerity march calls on unions to support ASTI
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Anti-austerity march calls on unions to support ASTI

Oct 12th 2013, 4:09 PM 6,182 Views 62 Comments

Mick O’Reilly of the DCTU said that politics of austerity amounted to a “war on working people’ with the best defence in that war “unflinching solidarity”.

WATCH: Taoiseach says 'there will be some good news in the Budget'
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

WATCH: Taoiseach says 'there will be some good news in the Budget'

Oct 12th 2013, 3:42 PM 7,857 Views 68 Comments

But there’s still work to do, Enda Kenny told the media at the Fine Gael national conference in Limerick today.

Government expects to collect an extra €2.3bn in tax next year
# Tax
# Tax

Government expects to collect an extra €2.3bn in tax next year

Oct 12th 2013, 2:26 PM 5,763 Views 52 Comments

This is according to figures that give an overview of our finances before any of the budget changes are announced on Tuesday.