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# Budget 2014

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Noonan confirms VAT for hospitality sector to stay at 9 per cent
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
Watch him reading an autocue in EXTREME CLOSE-UP.
Update: Army called in to free half of Cabinet from Government Buildings lift
10 things to remind you that people are actually generous
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
And Michael Noonan isn’t even on his feet yet…
Government doesn't expect to lose any TDs over the Budget
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'
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
The Minister’s been speaking to reporters on his way into the final Cabinet meeting ahead of Budget 2014.
PLAY: Budget Bingo 2014
The Budget is here again, so why not turn it into a fun game with’s Budget Bingo?
The Budget, the Budget and everything else happening in Leinster House today
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 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?
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
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
Current recipients of free licences will not be affected, has learned – instead, the State broadcaster will take brunt of the cut.
9 things we wish WERE getting taxed
Let’s tax these things out of existence.
Readers’ Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2014?
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"
Staff at Cork Penny Dinners spoke to about their fears around Budget 2014.
"Government is treating this like a giveaway Budget" - Fianna Fáil
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?
Share your stories with us…
GPs split on free GP care for under fives
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
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
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
Someone’s changed their tune…
Labour TD: Sinn Féin's Budget proposals based on uncosted, fairytale economics
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?
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
Don’t be scared now…
The Deal: Cabinet signs off on Budget 2014 ahead of tomorrow's announcement
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
It’s all about the ‘two-pack’…
So, here's what definitely won't be in Budget 2014...
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 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
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?
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 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
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
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
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
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'
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
This is according to figures that give an overview of our finances before any of the budget changes are announced on Tuesday.