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# budget-2018 - Friday 6 October, 2017

Fianna Fáil on Budget 2018: Tax cuts will be 'modest' while social welfare increases 'won't be miserly'
# No Giveaway
# No Giveaway

Fianna Fáil on Budget 2018: Tax cuts will be 'modest' while social welfare increases 'won't be miserly'

Oct 6th 2017, 2:56 PM 14,346 Views 56 Comments

Budget talks are going down to the wire between the two parties this weekend.

# budget-2018 - Thursday 5 October, 2017

A sun-bed levy and 'young, hip Mayo towns': Smaller parties reveal their Budget wish lists
# Budget Alley
# Budget Alley

A sun-bed levy and 'young, hip Mayo towns': Smaller parties reveal their Budget wish lists

Oct 5th 2017, 2:04 PM 13,344 Views 24 Comments

A busy morning on Molesworth Street, as the Greens, SocDems and Solidarity-PBP unveiled their ideas.

What's forecast for 2018: More jobs, more spending and higher wages
# Esri Report
# Esri Report

What's forecast for 2018: More jobs, more spending and higher wages

Oct 5th 2017, 6:01 AM 13,008 Views 15 Comments

The optimistic outlook comes as the government prepares to announce Budget details for 2018.

# budget-2018 - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Labour wants banks to pay double their levy but says tax cuts would be 'foolish'
# Budget 2018
# Budget 2018

Labour wants banks to pay double their levy but says tax cuts would be 'foolish'

Oct 4th 2017, 6:14 PM 6,660 Views 48 Comments

Leader of the party Brendan Howlin said the plan “cut poverty, not taxes”.

# budget-2018 - Sunday 1 October, 2017

Government's populist practice of buying off grey vote has damaged the young
# Budget 2018
# Budget 2018

Government's populist practice of buying off grey vote has damaged the young

Oct 1st 2017, 8:30 AM 7,078 Views 86 Comments

The 2008 crisis hit Generation Y hardest. Meanwhile the government is only interested in helping older generations, writes Victor Duggan.

# budget-2018 - Thursday 28 September, 2017

The tourist industry could lose its 9% VAT rate as it's 'under consideration' for Budget 2018
# Budget 2018
# Budget 2018

The tourist industry could lose its 9% VAT rate as it's 'under consideration' for Budget 2018

Sep 28th 2017, 6:25 AM 10,306 Views 53 Comments

Restaurants and hotels express concerns as 1% hike is on the cards.

# budget-2018 - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Budget 2018: 'There is a strong argument for increasing taxes in the budget'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Budget 2018: 'There is a strong argument for increasing taxes in the budget'

Sep 21st 2017, 7:00 AM 11,470 Views 95 Comments

Taxes and social contributions in Ireland are, on a per capita basis, lower than in every other high-income country, writes Tom McDonnell.

# budget-2018 - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

FactFind: How do our personal tax bills compare to those living around the world?
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

FactFind: How do our personal tax bills compare to those living around the world?

Sep 20th 2017, 9:00 PM 26,798 Views 56 Comments

There’s a lot of chat about what’s taken from our pay by Revenue at the moment – here are some facts.

# budget-2018 - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

'Too many people are being left behind': Calls to make housing a priority in the Budget
# Simon Community
# Simon Community

'Too many people are being left behind': Calls to make housing a priority in the Budget

Sep 19th 2017, 10:53 AM 10,704 Views 76 Comments

The Simon Community launched its ‘No One Left Behind’ campaign yesterday.

# budget-2018 - Monday 18 September, 2017

Fine Gael are on a collision course with Fianna Fáil over the USC
# Money In Your Pocket
# Money In Your Pocket

Fine Gael are on a collision course with Fianna Fáil over the USC

Sep 18th 2017, 2:32 PM 18,180 Views 60 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Micheal Martin said the confidence and supply agreement is clear that there must be reductions in the USC.

# budget-2018 - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

One month out from the Budget, what can we expect?
# Income Tax
# Income Tax

One month out from the Budget, what can we expect?

Sep 13th 2017, 7:00 AM 26,109 Views 97 Comments

One thing we know, it’s not going to be a giveaway budget.

# budget-2018 - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Fiscal Council says Ireland is still vulnerable and warns against extra Budget spending
# Let's Get Fiscal
# Let's Get Fiscal

Fiscal Council says Ireland is still vulnerable and warns against extra Budget spending

Sep 5th 2017, 7:58 AM 6,076 Views 37 Comments

The council said any additional initiatives should be funded by tax increases or a re-allocation of spending.

# budget-2018 - Sunday 27 August, 2017

State pension bump of €5 being considered ahead of Budget 2018
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

State pension bump of €5 being considered ahead of Budget 2018

Aug 27th 2017, 2:26 PM 19,918 Views 84 Comments

An across-the-board increase is reportedly being considered.

# budget-2018 - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Landlords are evicting tenants and doing up their properties as a 'back door' around rent limits
# Renting
# Renting

Landlords are evicting tenants and doing up their properties as a 'back door' around rent limits

Aug 24th 2017, 1:31 PM 50,764 Views 112 Comments

Housing charity Threshold launched its pre-Budget submission today.

# budget-2018 - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening
# Lack Of Staff
# Lack Of Staff

Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening

Aug 17th 2017, 7:43 AM 9,029 Views 38 Comments

The Irish Dental Association says 150 more dentists are needed.

# budget-2018 - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

'As the only independent woman in cabinet I am determined this will not be a once off'
# Childcare Investment
# Childcare Investment

'As the only independent woman in cabinet I am determined this will not be a once off'

Aug 8th 2017, 6:30 AM 11,423 Views 28 Comments

I am ready for the negotiations ahead and have already made clear that the increases secured for childcare in Budget 2017 must at the very least be matched, writes Minister Katherine Zappone.

# budget-2018 - Friday 4 August, 2017

Childcare payments may differ from county to county after creche fee audit
# Childcare
# Childcare

Childcare payments may differ from county to county after creche fee audit

Aug 4th 2017, 6:10 AM 13,330 Views 5 Comments

The review will take 10 months to complete and will inform Minister Katherine Zappone’s future budget decisions.

# budget-2018 - Monday 17 July, 2017

Five times more children sign up to childcare schemes aimed at less well-off families
# Helping Hand
# Helping Hand

Five times more children sign up to childcare schemes aimed at less well-off families

Jul 17th 2017, 10:00 AM 10,387 Views 15 Comments

The highest sign-up rate for childcare services was in Roscommon, Donegal, Sligo, Kerry, Galway, Carlow and Leitrim.

# budget-2018 - Thursday 13 July, 2017

'I'm pushing for change in mental health services - and you can help me'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I'm pushing for change in mental health services - and you can help me'

Jul 13th 2017, 8:15 PM 2,689 Views 29 Comments

Our Voices contributor Natalie Marr has a burning idea that gives us all a chance to effect change.

# budget-2018 - Friday 7 July, 2017

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'
# Common Ground
# Common Ground

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'

Jul 7th 2017, 6:05 AM 26,137 Views 4 Comments

The Irish Hospice Foundation has said investing in bereavement services and end-of-life care will benefit society as a whole.

# budget-2018 - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'At the very least, Budget 2018 must match last year's childcare funds in order to deliver'
# Column
# Column

'At the very least, Budget 2018 must match last year's childcare funds in order to deliver'

May 14th 2017, 5:30 PM 768 Views 25 Comments

As Budget preparations begin, Minister Zappone says she will be arguing for more money come October.