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#budget 2016

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Here's how families will be affected by the Budget
# The Heartland
# The Heartland

Here's how families will be affected by the Budget

Oct 13th 2015, 3:48 PM 18,200 Views 39 Comments

Child Benefit is up by a fiver and the Respite Care Grant has been restored.

People without jobs will get a €141 Christmas bonus
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

People without jobs will get a €141 Christmas bonus

Oct 13th 2015, 3:39 PM 43,171 Views 147 Comments

There will also be increases to the respite care grant and child benefit.

The minimum wage is going up to €9.15 per hour
# Fiddy Cent
# Fiddy Cent

The minimum wage is going up to €9.15 per hour

Oct 13th 2015, 3:38 PM 14,023 Views 16 Comments

It’s an increase of 50c on the old rate.

How does Budget 2016 affect you? TheJournal.ie calculator will do the sums for you
# Work It Out
# Work It Out

How does Budget 2016 affect you? TheJournal.ie calculator will do the sums for you

Oct 13th 2015, 3:36 PM 32,711 Views 11 Comments

Income tax, USC, tax credits… will you have more money or less after today’s Budget?

Nama to build 80 new homes a week over next five years
# Gaffs
# Gaffs

Nama to build 80 new homes a week over next five years

Oct 13th 2015, 3:35 PM 7,608 Views 30 Comments

Most of these will be houses and there will be a focus on starter homes.

IN FULL: Michael Noonan's Budget speech
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

IN FULL: Michael Noonan's Budget speech

Oct 13th 2015, 3:28 PM 8,152 Views 15 Comments

“No more booms and bust.”

That €5 you get charged for your ATM card is no more
# Cashless Society
# Cashless Society

That €5 you get charged for your ATM card is no more

Oct 13th 2015, 3:12 PM 40,751 Views 88 Comments

But there is something to replace it…

You'll now have to break a €20 to buy a pack of cigs
# Smoking
# Smoking

You'll now have to break a €20 to buy a pack of cigs

Oct 13th 2015, 2:53 PM 28,809 Views 83 Comments

Cigarette packs will increase by 50c, while petrol and alcohol duties are to remain unchanged.

PLAY: Budget Bingo 2016
# Bingo
# Bingo

PLAY: Budget Bingo 2016

Oct 13th 2015, 2:30 PM 10,886 Views 7 Comments

Let’s break up the no-craic zone.

Open thread: What is the one thing you want to see in today's Budget?
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

Open thread: What is the one thing you want to see in today's Budget?

Oct 13th 2015, 6:00 AM 9,191 Views 66 Comments

Tax cuts? More medical cards?

Here's everything we know about the Budget so far
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

Here's everything we know about the Budget so far

Oct 12th 2015, 11:59 PM 33,826 Views 95 Comments

The announcement is not until tomorrow but details are already emerging.

Could it really cost just €13 million to abolish Irish Water?
# SocDems
# SocDems

Could it really cost just €13 million to abolish Irish Water?

Oct 12th 2015, 12:14 PM 25,766 Views 98 Comments

The Social Democrats made the claim while launching their pre-budget submission this morning.

Poll: Are you concerned about tomorrow's Budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you concerned about tomorrow's Budget?

Oct 12th 2015, 9:33 AM 22,352 Views 128 Comments

Tax cuts and spending increases worth €3 billion will reportedly be unveiled – twice what was previously expected.

We're being promised lots of shiny things - but here's what WON'T be in Budget 2016
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

We're being promised lots of shiny things - but here's what WON'T be in Budget 2016

Oct 12th 2015, 6:00 AM 50,338 Views 76 Comments

The past is a foreign country, they say.

Does raising tax on cigarettes actually work?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Does raising tax on cigarettes actually work?

Oct 11th 2015, 2:30 PM 36,872 Views 97 Comments

Is the increasing price of tobacco as good for our fiscal and physical health as it might appear?

How the Socialists would abolish water charges, property tax and USC for low-earners
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

How the Socialists would abolish water charges, property tax and USC for low-earners

Oct 9th 2015, 10:45 AM 20,552 Views 180 Comments

Paul Murphy talks about AAA’s radical alternative to current government policy.

'Fine Gael don't care too much about ordinary people'
# Fighting Words
# Fighting Words

'Fine Gael don't care too much about ordinary people'

Oct 8th 2015, 11:55 PM 17,505 Views 74 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesperson Michael McGrath had some strong words for the government today.

Sinn Féin thinks that all this election "spin" is nothing but a "con job"
# Avoiding The Issues
# Avoiding The Issues

Sinn Féin thinks that all this election "spin" is nothing but a "con job"

Oct 8th 2015, 4:41 PM 7,797 Views 130 Comments

The party says the the public have choices.

"Lucky general" Michael Noonan taking credit for Brian Lenihan's plan - FF
# Irish Waterloo
# Irish Waterloo

"Lucky general" Michael Noonan taking credit for Brian Lenihan's plan - FF

Oct 8th 2015, 1:17 PM 13,404 Views 43 Comments

The party launched their alternative budget this morning.

An awful lot of you want USC abolished altogether
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

An awful lot of you want USC abolished altogether

Oct 7th 2015, 8:00 PM 19,326 Views 108 Comments

No surprises there, but how many say we should keep it?

Should we cut welfare for the middle-class?
# Squeezed Middle
# Squeezed Middle

Should we cut welfare for the middle-class?

Oct 6th 2015, 11:38 AM 24,299 Views 108 Comments

That’s what a new right-wing think tank want.

Renua's radical plan to abolish loads of taxes and the TV licence
# Flat Tax
# Flat Tax

Renua's radical plan to abolish loads of taxes and the TV licence

Oct 5th 2015, 1:12 PM 31,596 Views 178 Comments

The party has proposed the introduction of a flat rate of 23% on all income.

A wealth tax is a possibility. You don’t need to be a member of the far left to call for this
# Opinion
# Opinion

A wealth tax is a possibility. You don’t need to be a member of the far left to call for this

Oct 4th 2015, 8:00 AM 313 Views 110 Comments

Instead of cutting taxes and USC, politicians should start spending more, writes Julien Mercille.

It looks like the Irish economy is now taking off like a rocket
# On The Up
# On The Up

It looks like the Irish economy is now taking off like a rocket

Oct 2nd 2015, 1:34 PM 35,811 Views 242 Comments

Just as Michael Noonan said it could three years ago.

This man doesn't care that Sinn Féin 'scares the bejaysus' out of some people
# Shinnernomics
# Shinnernomics

This man doesn't care that Sinn Féin 'scares the bejaysus' out of some people

Oct 1st 2015, 9:00 PM 22,448 Views 154 Comments

Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty dropped by to give us the Sinn Féin alternative.

'People will make their own choice' - Taoiseach says spending promises are not electioneering
# DOWN THE LINE
# DOWN THE LINE

'People will make their own choice' - Taoiseach says spending promises are not electioneering

Sep 29th 2015, 11:07 PM 19,344 Views 124 Comments

The governments capital investment plan was announced today at Heuston Station.

When's the election? Enda has just dropped a big hint
# Election 201?
# Election 201?

When's the election? Enda has just dropped a big hint

Sep 22nd 2015, 3:41 PM 31,171 Views 73 Comments

2015 or 2016?

Top Irish earners are paying more tax than the Swedes
# Swede Relief
# Swede Relief

Top Irish earners are paying more tax than the Swedes

Sep 22nd 2015, 11:42 AM 21,116 Views 166 Comments

And those on high incomes should pay less, one group says.

The Dáil's back today. Here are 7 things to look forward to in the new political season
# The Next Season
# The Next Season

The Dáil's back today. Here are 7 things to look forward to in the new political season

Sep 22nd 2015, 7:30 AM 21,219 Views 48 Comments

An election looms…

Irish pensioners made to choose between heat and food need extra €5 a week
# Age Action
# Age Action

Irish pensioners made to choose between heat and food need extra €5 a week

Sep 21st 2015, 10:56 PM 22,141 Views 63 Comments

Age Action is calling for increases to the State pension and the living alone allowance.

Enda Kenny says it's "Goodbye showtime - hello stability"
# Showbiz Baby
# Showbiz Baby

Enda Kenny says it's "Goodbye showtime - hello stability"

Sep 17th 2015, 10:01 PM 11,871 Views 71 Comments

Whatever that means.

The government's financial advisers are totally cool with plans to spend an extra €1.5 billion
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

The government's financial advisers are totally cool with plans to spend an extra €1.5 billion

Sep 17th 2015, 8:31 AM 9,588 Views 79 Comments

They’re generally not this relaxed.

Your USC is being cut, but what else do we know about Budget 2016?
# The Leaks So Far
# The Leaks So Far

Your USC is being cut, but what else do we know about Budget 2016?

Sep 14th 2015, 8:30 PM 46,744 Views 101 Comments

With a month to go, the Budget leaks have begun in earnest.

The hated USC is in line for a significant cut next month
# Happy Noonan
# Happy Noonan

The hated USC is in line for a significant cut next month

Sep 11th 2015, 9:00 PM 32,418 Views 150 Comments

The Finance Minister signalled that universal social charge will be prioritised in the Budget.

Poll: Should we add another 50 cent the price of cigarettes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we add another 50 cent the price of cigarettes?

Sep 1st 2015, 8:30 PM 25,322 Views 122 Comments

Are cigarettes expensive enough, or should Minister Noonan add another few cents?

Eurostat's released its finding ... but the government's sticking to its guns on Irish Water
# On The Books
# On The Books

Eurostat's released its finding ... but the government's sticking to its guns on Irish Water

Jul 28th 2015, 10:35 PM 58,381 Views 438 Comments

The European statistics agency says Irish Water has to remain part of the Exchequer’s accounts.

Right2Water wants to scrap water charges and hike spending by €9.4bn. Here's how it will pay for it:
# Sprung A Leak
# Sprung A Leak

Right2Water wants to scrap water charges and hike spending by €9.4bn. Here's how it will pay for it:

Jun 13th 2015, 8:15 AM 22,743 Views 174 Comments

They’ve put together a shopping list of demands for any new government.

Drinking wine in Ireland is expensive. Really, really expensive
# Some Neck
# Some Neck

Drinking wine in Ireland is expensive. Really, really expensive

Jun 1st 2015, 3:30 PM 32,817 Views 112 Comments

The National Off-Licence Association says it’s hurting smaller sellers.

Child benefit is 'staying as it is', regardless of what the IMF says
# Imf Warning
# Imf Warning

Child benefit is 'staying as it is', regardless of what the IMF says

Jan 28th 2015, 6:05 PM 17,374 Views 81 Comments

The Coalition is standing its ground.

Joan and Enda want to cut your taxes.. but they're not agreed on how to do it
# Danger Here
# Danger Here

Joan and Enda want to cut your taxes.. but they're not agreed on how to do it

Dec 4th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,553 Views 50 Comments

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste have been talking tax in recent days.