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#budget 2016

# budget-2016 - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

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 18,177 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 43,154 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 13,998 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 32,705 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 7,588 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 8,113 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 40,678 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 28,786 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 10,876 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 9,165 Views 66 Comments

Tax cuts? More medical cards?

# budget-2016 - Monday 12 October, 2015

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 33,797 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 25,738 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 22,341 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 50,323 Views 76 Comments

The past is a foreign country, they say.

# budget-2016 - Sunday 11 October, 2015

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

Does raising tax on cigarettes actually work?

Oct 11th 2015, 2:30 PM 36,723 Views 96 Comments

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

# budget-2016 - Friday 9 October, 2015

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 20,506 Views 180 Comments

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

# budget-2016 - Thursday 8 October, 2015

'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 17,483 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 7,783 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 13,391 Views 43 Comments

The party launched their alternative budget this morning.

# budget-2016 - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

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 19,307 Views 108 Comments

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

# budget-2016 - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

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 24,284 Views 108 Comments

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

# budget-2016 - Monday 5 October, 2015

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 31,568 Views 178 Comments

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

# budget-2016 - Sunday 4 October, 2015

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 296 Views 110 Comments

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

# budget-2016 - Friday 2 October, 2015

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 35,791 Views 242 Comments

Just as Michael Noonan said it could three years ago.

# budget-2016 - Thursday 1 October, 2015

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 22,429 Views 154 Comments

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

# budget-2016 - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

'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 19,334 Views 124 Comments

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

# budget-2016 - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

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 31,158 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 20,975 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 21,200 Views 48 Comments

An election looms…

# budget-2016 - Monday 21 September, 2015

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 22,124 Views 63 Comments

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

# budget-2016 - Thursday 17 September, 2015

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 11,865 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 9,579 Views 79 Comments

They’re generally not this relaxed.

# budget-2016 - Monday 14 September, 2015

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 46,721 Views 101 Comments

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

# budget-2016 - Friday 11 September, 2015

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 32,401 Views 150 Comments

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

# budget-2016 - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

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 25,313 Views 122 Comments

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

# budget-2016 - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

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 58,368 Views 438 Comments

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

# budget-2016 - Saturday 13 June, 2015

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 22,726 Views 174 Comments

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

# budget-2016 - Monday 1 June, 2015

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 32,751 Views 112 Comments

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

# budget-2016 - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

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 17,286 Views 81 Comments

The Coalition is standing its ground.

# budget-2016 - Thursday 4 December, 2014

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 6,534 Views 50 Comments

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