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#Budget 2017

# budget-2017 - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Sinn Féin wants to abolish the property tax at a cost of €440 million
# Alternative Budget
# Alternative Budget

Sinn Féin wants to abolish the property tax at a cost of €440 million

Oct 3rd 2017, 3:09 PM 20,206 Views 238 Comments

The party also proposes a 7% levy on incomes over €100,000.

# budget-2017 - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Which Budget measures kick in today?
# Tell Me Tell Me
# Tell Me Tell Me

Which Budget measures kick in today?

Jan 1st 2017, 6:00 AM 44,780 Views 22 Comments

The USC reductions do, for starters – but the social welfare changes don’t take effect for months.

# budget-2017 - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Budget 2017 provided greatest gains to those on lowest incomes - ESRI
# Rising Tide
# Rising Tide

Budget 2017 provided greatest gains to those on lowest incomes - ESRI

Dec 14th 2016, 6:10 AM 5,655 Views 15 Comments

The family types with the largest gains are “non-earning lone parents and unemployed couples” according to the ESRI

# budget-2017 - Saturday 5 November, 2016

FactCheck: Does this year's Budget include the biggest ever investment in health?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Does this year's Budget include the biggest ever investment in health?

Nov 5th 2016, 6:10 AM 9,369 Views 12 Comments

Questions surrounded one of the government’s biggest talking points from the Budget. FactCheck gets to the truth.

# budget-2017 - Sunday 16 October, 2016

FactCheck: How many workers are on the minimum wage?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: How many workers are on the minimum wage?

Oct 16th 2016, 9:30 PM 31,824 Views 60 Comments

FactCheck attempts to referee a post-Budget dispute between a Fine Gael Junior Minister and an AAA-PBP TD.

"Americans feel an awful lot of nasty things in private" - David McWilliams on Budget 17, Trump, and being back on our TVs
# On The Agenda
# On The Agenda

"Americans feel an awful lot of nasty things in private" - David McWilliams on Budget 17, Trump, and being back on our TVs

Oct 16th 2016, 6:20 AM 25,267 Views 20 Comments

The economist is rebooting his TV3 economics show Agenda for a new audience.

# budget-2017 - Friday 14 October, 2016

Creches may have to publish their fees under new childcare package
# Budget 2017
# Budget 2017

Creches may have to publish their fees under new childcare package

Oct 14th 2016, 6:07 AM 11,063 Views 19 Comments

It’s understood the department will be calling for all childcare services and creches to be transparent and publish the cost of their fees.

# budget-2017 - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Coveney says including second-hand homes in first-time buyers scheme would drive up prices
# Budget 2017
# Budget 2017

Coveney says including second-hand homes in first-time buyers scheme would drive up prices

Oct 13th 2016, 7:00 PM 13,515 Views 49 Comments

The housing minister says first-time buyers are ‘locked out’ of the market.

Leaders' questions as it happened: Bruton evades questions on publishing research into first-time buyers' tax rebate
Live Oct 13th 2016, 11:25 AM

Leaders' questions as it happened: Bruton evades questions on publishing research into first-time buyers' tax rebate

Online searches for new homes surge after Budget announcement
# Housing
# Housing

Online searches for new homes surge after Budget announcement

Oct 13th 2016, 6:05 AM 10,374 Views 26 Comments

Interest in new homes was greatest in the Dublin area, along with the Dublin commuter counties, said one property website.

# budget-2017 - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

WATCH: Simon Coveney and Katherine Zappone answer your questions about Budget 2017
# Ask A Minister
# Ask A Minister

WATCH: Simon Coveney and Katherine Zappone answer your questions about Budget 2017

Oct 12th 2016, 6:54 PM 9,101 Views 26 Comments

TheJournal.ie asked your questions about housing and children live on Facebook this evening.

Why are TDs getting a €5,000 'pay rise'?
# Restoration
# Restoration

Why are TDs getting a €5,000 'pay rise'?

Oct 12th 2016, 6:38 PM 36,789 Views 103 Comments

Politicians have come under fire for wage restoration they are due next year.

Noonan defends first-time buyers plan as critics warn it will create 'bidding war'
# Supply Vs Demand
# Supply Vs Demand

Noonan defends first-time buyers plan as critics warn it will create 'bidding war'

Oct 12th 2016, 6:00 PM 12,524 Views 41 Comments

Cutting VAT on new homes would have been a better approach, one economist has said.

There's been another massive hike in the price of cigarettes - but how much should a pack cost?
# Budget 2017
# Budget 2017

There's been another massive hike in the price of cigarettes - but how much should a pack cost?

Oct 12th 2016, 2:12 PM 23,186 Views 106 Comments

We asked the people of Dublin how much a pack of cigarettes should cost.

Leaders' Questions As It Happened: The morning after the day before
Live Oct 12th 2016, 11:36 AM

Leaders' Questions As It Happened: The morning after the day before

Poll: Would you consider becoming a guard?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you consider becoming a guard?

Oct 12th 2016, 9:52 AM 24,207 Views 78 Comments

An extra 800 new gardaí are due to be recruited in 2017.

'A pint for everyone': How the front pages are covering the Budget
# Cigarettes And Alcohol
# Cigarettes And Alcohol

'A pint for everyone': How the front pages are covering the Budget

Oct 12th 2016, 8:10 AM 13,837 Views 12 Comments

There are very few puns.

Tax avoidance clampdown expected to take in €50 million 'should yield €500 million'
# Policy
# Policy

Tax avoidance clampdown expected to take in €50 million 'should yield €500 million'

Oct 12th 2016, 8:00 AM 14,711 Views 21 Comments

Vulture funds were using the section 110 loophole to avoid paying huge amounts of tax.

"I won't refer to your inexperience...": Noonan channels Reagan after Doherty raises age in TV debate
# Prime Time Battle
# Prime Time Battle

"I won't refer to your inexperience...": Noonan channels Reagan after Doherty raises age in TV debate

Oct 12th 2016, 7:26 AM 38,455 Views 100 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD raised the Finance Minister’s age during a row in a panel debate on the Budget.

Who was this Budget for? Big business, landlords and property developers
# Opinion
# Opinion

Who was this Budget for? Big business, landlords and property developers

Oct 12th 2016, 7:00 AM 357 Views 66 Comments

It is summed up by the fact that while TDs will benefit by more than €50 a week, young unemployed people will get a miserly €2.70, writes AAA-PBP TD Paul Murphy.

When are the Budget changes kicking in?
# Clock Is Ticking
# Clock Is Ticking

When are the Budget changes kicking in?

Oct 12th 2016, 6:45 AM 13,854 Views 14 Comments

Here’s what happens, when.

The 'fiver Friday Budget': The fingerprints of a lot of politicians were all over yesterday
# Winning
# Winning

The 'fiver Friday Budget': The fingerprints of a lot of politicians were all over yesterday

Oct 12th 2016, 6:30 AM 6,573 Views 12 Comments

Politicians from multiple parties have been taking credit for yesterday’s Budget.

Does Budget 2017 protect the Irish economy from Brexit?
# Anglo-Irish Shock Waves
# Anglo-Irish Shock Waves

Does Budget 2017 protect the Irish economy from Brexit?

Oct 12th 2016, 6:07 AM 7,416 Views 19 Comments

Finance Minister Michael Noonan stressed the importance of putting “in place safety nets to protect us against future economic shocks” from Brexit.

Reaction: 'Populist' Budget 'utterly fails' to improve lives of disabled people
# Not Nearly Enough
# Not Nearly Enough

Reaction: 'Populist' Budget 'utterly fails' to improve lives of disabled people

Oct 12th 2016, 6:03 AM 3,966 Views 8 Comments

An increase in payments from the Government of €20 “wouldn’t burn a hole in their pockets for long,” one campaigner said.

# budget-2017 - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

800 new gardaí will be recruited next year - but who will want that job?
# Garda Recruitment
# Garda Recruitment

800 new gardaí will be recruited next year - but who will want that job?

Oct 11th 2016, 10:00 PM 30,899 Views 70 Comments

The first recruitment campaign since the recession saw 20,000 people apply – just 5,000 people applied in the most recent drive.

Have your say: TheJournal.ie to host Minister Coveney and Zappone in Facebook Live

Have your say: TheJournal.ie to host Minister Coveney and Zappone in Facebook Live

Oct 11th 2016, 9:21 PM 8,082 Views 54 Comments

We’ll be live at 7pm tomorrow so get your questions on housing and children in now.

Whose phone is that? A very familiar sound interrupted Michael Healy Rae in the Dáil this evening
# Nokia 3210
# Nokia 3210

Whose phone is that? A very familiar sound interrupted Michael Healy Rae in the Dáil this evening

Oct 11th 2016, 9:06 PM 29,174 Views 33 Comments

Healy Rae was giving statements on the Budget when a well-known sound rang out.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Oct 11th 2016, 9:04 PM 8,281 Views 0 Comments

Budget 2017 has landed, and Trump attacks his own party – it’s your budget day Evening Fix.

'There are lots of jobs available': Leo defends lower jobseekers' payments to young people
# Young And Broke
# Young And Broke

'There are lots of jobs available': Leo defends lower jobseekers' payments to young people

Oct 11th 2016, 8:35 PM 27,040 Views 83 Comments

Young jobseekers will get an increase of €2.70 to their payment per week next year.

"What Bertie Ahern would have done..." - Here's who said what on Budget Day
# You Can Quote Me
# You Can Quote Me

"What Bertie Ahern would have done..." - Here's who said what on Budget Day

Oct 11th 2016, 8:24 PM 11,517 Views 16 Comments

“Not at all Brexit-proof,” one lobby group leader said. “Shite,” said one (unnamed) TD.

Pensions up and charges down - How did the elderly fare in the Budget?
# Budget 2017
# Budget 2017

Pensions up and charges down - How did the elderly fare in the Budget?

Oct 11th 2016, 7:54 PM 9,638 Views 21 Comments

An increase in the State pension of €5 per week was the much heralded measure the Government announced today.

Are you a parent? Here's what Budget 2017 will do for you
# You Raise Them Up
# You Raise Them Up

Are you a parent? Here's what Budget 2017 will do for you

Oct 11th 2016, 7:07 PM 49,369 Views 65 Comments

Subsidised childcare, increased benefits for single parents and tax cuts will all benefit families.

Your PRSI will now let you get a free teeth cleaning
# Lisa Needs Braces
# Lisa Needs Braces

Your PRSI will now let you get a free teeth cleaning

Oct 11th 2016, 6:36 PM 104,633 Views 22 Comments

DENTAL PLAN!

Budget 2017: 'The budget has failed to deliver for small businesses'
# Policy
# Policy

Budget 2017: 'The budget has failed to deliver for small businesses'

Oct 11th 2016, 6:00 PM 8,004 Views 2 Comments

Capital gains tax is largely unchanged and there will be no movement on company share schemes yet.

Investment in sheep and protection from Brexit: Here's what the Budget means to farmers
# Rural Assistance
# Rural Assistance

Investment in sheep and protection from Brexit: Here's what the Budget means to farmers

Oct 11th 2016, 5:40 PM 8,310 Views 7 Comments

A number of measures have been introduced to try to ease the potential fallout from Brexit.

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €40,000
# Budget 2017
# Budget 2017

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €40,000

Oct 11th 2016, 4:46 PM 45,446 Views 41 Comments

What does the budget mean for you?

Here are the winners and losers in Budget 2017
# Winners And Losers
# Winners And Losers

Here are the winners and losers in Budget 2017

Oct 11th 2016, 4:43 PM 22,335 Views 36 Comments

Here’s who got something and who will feel like they lost.

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €100,000
# HIGHER EARNERS
# HIGHER EARNERS

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €100,000

Oct 11th 2016, 4:36 PM 25,605 Views 5 Comments

Has it been a good or bad day for you?

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €20,000
# Budget 2017
# Budget 2017

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €20,000

Oct 11th 2016, 4:14 PM 23,277 Views 23 Comments

Has the budget changed things for you?

"Not Brexit-proof" - there's a deal of good news for the self-employed today, but is it enough?

"Not Brexit-proof" - there's a deal of good news for the self-employed today, but is it enough?

Oct 11th 2016, 3:29 PM 8,147 Views 0 Comments

However the earned income tax credit still lags behind the €1,650 automatic deduction available to PAYE workers.

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