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# budget 2015

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# Every Little Helps
People on the dole will get a Christmas present from the government this year
The Christmas Bonus will be reintroduced this year – one of two increases in the area of social welfare announced in today’s Budget.
# Cigarettes and Alcohol
Cigarettes are going to cost €10 a packet from tomorrow
But there will be no change in the price of a pint.
# rough sleepers
€10m budget boost to end 'scourge of homelessness'
But rent supplement levels have not been touched.
# Leinster House
Water charges, turf cutters and an Irish Che Guevara: Who's protesting the Budget?
There aren’t too many protestors outside the Dáil today…
# well - that was...
Does this pretty much sum up the reaction to #Budget2015?
# Education
Good news for teachers looking for work in Ireland in Budget 2015
There will be 1,700 new teaching posts offered next year.
There will be €2.2 BILLION spent on social housing in the next three years
Brendan Howlin says it will deliver 6,700 units.
# Read all about it
Here's Michael Noonan's Budget 2015 speech in full
6,000 words, 44 minutes, and lots and lots of new policies…
# anti-cowboy
Your landlord may be able to spruce up your rented home now
Michael Noonan said the move would continues to support ‘legitimate operators’ in the home renovation sector.
# budget 2015
Good news if you have a private pension: The levy is on its way out
The levy will be reduced from 2015 and will be abolished at the end of next year.
# budget 2015
Here's why people who make (and like) craft beer should be happy today
Finance Minister Michael Noonan is unveiling his Budget measures this afternoon.
Tough crowd: New TDs get 10 minutes of glory before Noonan unveils 'Turning Point' Budget
Ming-backed Independent Michael Fitzmaurice and Socialist Paul Murphy have taken their seats in Leinster House.
# wardrobe changes
All tie'd up: Howlin faces tough decisions on Budget wardrobe
James Connolly even gave his sartorial advice.
# Crystal Ball
The Budget: Here's what we know so far*
*We think.
# House
PLAY: Budget Bingo 2015
The Budget is here again, so why not turn it into a fun game with’s Budget Bingo?
# budget 2015
Well done you guys: Howlin says today about rewarding 'incredible effort of the Irish people'
Meanwhile, Mary Lou McDonald has said that the proof of austerity being over will be in the pudding.
# Your Say
Poll: Should we scrap 'Budget day'?
We’d still have to pay tax if it existed or not.
Opinion: Not enough focus on tax policy that could lead to sustained recovery
Substantive tax policy incentives are needed to boost employment – it’s only through such policies that low and middle income earners will see improvement.
# Dáil talk
State of the Nation: Will this be the day austerity finally came to an end?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# budget 2015
Here's Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin introducing Budget 2015
Howlin remarks that, ‘All the hard work has paid off and we’re in a position to spend’.
# Flashback
Check out out these pictures of Michael Noonan on Budget Day... 23 years ago
Ah the 90s were great…
# No googling
How well do you remember Budgets past? Take our quiz
Briefcases to CD-ROMs to USB sticks.
# budget 2015
Where does all your tax money go?
With the Budget just one day away, we take a look at where your tax money is currently being spent.
# happy thoughts
18 great things that have happened since the last Budget
It’s not all bad…
# any ideas?
Gravel and jam jars: 8 novel Budget proposals you might have missed
Pesticide levy? Tax on drinking after midnight?
# dolla dolla bills y'all
Here's how to save money off your own Budget 2015
Save some pennies, easily.
# budget 2015
Readers’ Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from Budget 2015?
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.
# budget 2015
Readers’ Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2015?
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.
# Jobseekers
Lower dole rate leaves Ireland's young people 'struggling to make ends meet'
An organisation representing young people in Ireland is calling for the €188 rate to be restored for all young people who are taking part in education, training and works experience programmes.
# the other f-word
What I Learned: One TD's journey from the cabbage farm to the Dáil
Pub owner- and accountant-turned-TD Áine Collins says Ireland needs to have a “serious conversation about failure”.
Opinion: Human rights must be put at the heart of the budgetary process
If human rights matter to our government, they must play a significant role in shaping budgetary decisions.
# The Final Countdown
With 24 hours to go, here's what we know about the Budget so far...
The leaks are flowing now…
# Dáil talk
State of the Nation: Is the government listening to the public's anger over water charges?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Deise of Thunder
What do the people of Waterford want from the Budget?
Jobs, mostly. But what else?
# budget 2015
Here are three Budget ideas that can solve a social problem, spur the economy, and save money
Dr Daragh McGreal has been crunching numbers and formulating policies for months. Here are a few of them…
# budget 2015
IN IMAGES: 'Blood from a f***ing stone' - a decade of Budgets
10 years in 15 seconds.
# pack of twenty
Cigarettes and petrol: How much have the old reliables been hiked in the last 20 years?
And what ministers are the most responsible?
# Invisible
People are being turned away from emergency beds in the Midlands "every week"
There’s been a surge in demand for the charity’s services.
# Prime Numbers
Wetherspoon's, Facebook, and the Luas: The week in numbers
Plus: How many cars have been bought in Ireland so far this year?
# objects of desire
Here are the 6 objects that scream 'Irish Budget'
Warning to governments: Children’s shoes should be avoided at all costs.