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#budget 2019

# budget-2019 - Friday 18 January, 2019

'Stinks to the high heavens of Fianna Fáil-ism': Fury from hairdressers and restaurants after VAT hike
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

'Stinks to the high heavens of Fianna Fáil-ism': Fury from hairdressers and restaurants after VAT hike

Jan 18th 2019, 12:05 AM 40,933 Views 73 Comments

Budget 2019 reversed a VAT reduction during the recession, but some businesses say it will hit them very hard.

# budget-2019 - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Which Budget changes kick in today?
# In Your Pocket
# In Your Pocket

Which Budget changes kick in today?

Jan 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 152,129 Views 44 Comments

Many of the changes kick in today, and here’s how it will affect you.

# budget-2019 - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Finance Minister was going to give smokers a break in Budget 2019 - but changed his mind
# Cigarettes And Alcohol
# Cigarettes And Alcohol

Finance Minister was going to give smokers a break in Budget 2019 - but changed his mind

Dec 27th 2018, 6:00 AM 15,849 Views 22 Comments

The department said the last-minute shift was for health reasons.

# budget-2019 - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Corporate tax reliance leaves us 'highly vulnerable to the relocation of even one large company'
# ESRI
# ESRI

Corporate tax reliance leaves us 'highly vulnerable to the relocation of even one large company'

Dec 11th 2018, 12:05 AM 10,239 Views 8 Comments

The ESRI has been looking at the impact Budget 2019 will have.

# budget-2019 - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Government 'repeating past mistakes' and leaving Irish finances exposed, budget watchdog warns
# Irish Fiscal Advisory Council
# Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

Government 'repeating past mistakes' and leaving Irish finances exposed, budget watchdog warns

Nov 28th 2018, 9:03 AM 11,120 Views 43 Comments

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has warned that an economic slowdown is inevitable in coming years.

# budget-2019 - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

'Our living standards aren't improving because of the unwillingness by govt to correct market failures'
# Column
# Column

'Our living standards aren't improving because of the unwillingness by govt to correct market failures'

Oct 30th 2018, 7:00 AM 17,401 Views 28 Comments

Despite strong headline growth figures, living standards in Ireland are actually below Italy and just a little above Cyprus, writes economist Robert Sweeney.

# budget-2019 - Thursday 11 October, 2018

We put your questions about Budget 2019 to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar
# Live
# Live

We put your questions about Budget 2019 to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Oct 11th 2018, 11:54 AM 8,979 Views 27 Comments

The Taoiseach joined us live in TheJournal.ie offices this morning.

# budget-2019 - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

What's behind the Budget 2019 decisions? YOUR chance to ask the Taoiseach
# Facebook Live
# Facebook Live

What's behind the Budget 2019 decisions? YOUR chance to ask the Taoiseach

Oct 10th 2018, 2:11 PM 10,182 Views 126 Comments

Get in your questions to the Taoiseach ahead of tomorrow morning’s Facebook Live.

Poll: The budget is done, now do you want an election?
# Moving Swiftly Along
# Moving Swiftly Along

Poll: The budget is done, now do you want an election?

Oct 10th 2018, 8:42 AM 30,563 Views 113 Comments

Does one logically follow the other?

'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results'
# Housing
# Housing

'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results'

Oct 10th 2018, 7:00 AM 14,823 Views 29 Comments

Victor Duggan takes a deep dive into the good, the bad and the ugly of the housing measures in Budget 2019.

Budget 2019: Here's what measures kick in today
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Budget 2019: Here's what measures kick in today

Oct 10th 2018, 12:05 AM 50,429 Views 20 Comments

There’s a number of immediate changes after yesterday’s budget.

# budget-2019 - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Whatever happened to the carbon tax? It came down to a call between VAT and fuel hikes
# Decisions Decisions
# Decisions Decisions

Whatever happened to the carbon tax? It came down to a call between VAT and fuel hikes

Oct 9th 2018, 8:38 PM 18,445 Views 41 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the government would ‘grasp the nettle’ and increase carbon tax. Today, it failed to deliver.

Budget 2019: Winners and Losers
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Budget 2019: Winners and Losers

Oct 9th 2018, 7:30 PM 42,102 Views 61 Comments

There’s good news and bad news….

Michael Harty to vote against Budget over 'uninspired' and 'inadequate' measures
# Health
# Health

Michael Harty to vote against Budget over 'uninspired' and 'inadequate' measures

Oct 9th 2018, 7:00 PM 19,153 Views 21 Comments

The independent TD said he is “very disappointed” by today’s announcement.

Government accused of 'a landlords' Budget' over tax break for landlords
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Government accused of 'a landlords' Budget' over tax break for landlords

Oct 9th 2018, 6:38 PM 29,716 Views 79 Comments

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy TD made the charge after tax relief for landlords was announced.

Late-night talks secure unwritten granny-flat grant promise, dependent on one pilot property
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Late-night talks secure unwritten granny-flat grant promise, dependent on one pilot property

Oct 9th 2018, 6:16 PM 21,884 Views 29 Comments

Shane Ross says the deal isn’t written down, but the finance minister calls it a sensible idea.

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing

Oct 9th 2018, 6:00 PM 12,219 Views 12 Comments

Almost 10,000 people in Ireland are homeless, with many priced out of the rental market.

Gardaí to recruit 800 new officers with €60 million funding increase
# Recruitment Drive
# Recruitment Drive

Gardaí to recruit 800 new officers with €60 million funding increase

Oct 9th 2018, 5:55 PM 15,495 Views 18 Comments

Funding of €95 million will be made available for overtime pay.

As it happened: Government unveils Budget 2019
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

As it happened: Government unveils Budget 2019

Oct 9th 2018, 5:15 PM 69,104 Views 57 Comments

Follow events as they happen this afternoon, with TheJournal.ie’s liveblog.

Here's what Budget 2019 means for someone earning around €100,000
# Savings
# Savings

Here's what Budget 2019 means for someone earning around €100,000

Oct 9th 2018, 4:59 PM 32,961 Views 27 Comments

Changes to the Universal Social Charge and entry point levels mean savings of nearly €300.

Here's what Budget 2019 means for someone earning €40,000
# Wage Packet
# Wage Packet

Here's what Budget 2019 means for someone earning €40,000

Oct 9th 2018, 4:38 PM 45,282 Views 16 Comments

This is what your savings will be.

Here's what Budget 2019 means for someone earning €30,000
# Wage Packet
# Wage Packet

Here's what Budget 2019 means for someone earning €30,000

Oct 9th 2018, 3:52 PM 45,477 Views 22 Comments

This is what your savings will be.

'Like eunuchs at a brothel': The blunt and bizarre opposition reaction to Budget 2019
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

'Like eunuchs at a brothel': The blunt and bizarre opposition reaction to Budget 2019

Oct 9th 2018, 3:45 PM 16,017 Views 13 Comments

Not everyone was happy with the budget.

What will Budget 2019 mean for those earning around €50,000?
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

What will Budget 2019 mean for those earning around €50,000?

Oct 9th 2018, 3:11 PM 39,400 Views 27 Comments

There will be some modest savings for earners next year.

What Budget 2019 means for someone earning around €20,000
# In Your Pocket
# In Your Pocket

What Budget 2019 means for someone earning around €20,000

Oct 9th 2018, 3:11 PM 30,084 Views 21 Comments

Thanks to changes to the Universal Social Charge, there will be some modest savings next year.

€1.5 billion to go into a Rainy Day Fund
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

€1.5 billion to go into a Rainy Day Fund

Oct 9th 2018, 2:53 PM 9,916 Views 30 Comments

Another €500m is to be added to the fund annually from 2019.

Budget 2019: Here are the main points you need to know
# The Budget
# The Budget

Budget 2019: Here are the main points you need to know

Oct 9th 2018, 2:20 PM 137,290 Views 138 Comments

How will today’s announcements affect you?

Haircuts, meals out and Irish hotel stays likely to get more expensive as VAT rate returns to 13.5%
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Haircuts, meals out and Irish hotel stays likely to get more expensive as VAT rate returns to 13.5%

Oct 9th 2018, 2:05 PM 21,316 Views 42 Comments

The tax was cut to 9% to stimulate the tourism industry in 2012.

Parent-to-children inheritance tax threshold to increase by €10,000
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Parent-to-children inheritance tax threshold to increase by €10,000

Oct 9th 2018, 2:03 PM 26,197 Views 26 Comments

The tax-free threshold is to increase from €310,000 to €320,000

Here's what Budget 2019 means for people receiving social welfare payments
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Here's what Budget 2019 means for people receiving social welfare payments

Oct 9th 2018, 2:02 PM 52,169 Views 53 Comments

The Christmas bonus will be fully restored for the first time since the economic downturn.

Parents to get an extra two weeks' paid parental leave from next year
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Parents to get an extra two weeks' paid parental leave from next year

Oct 9th 2018, 1:53 PM 41,358 Views 22 Comments

The measure will be introduced from November 2019.

The price of a packet of cigarettes is set to go up by 50c
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

The price of a packet of cigarettes is set to go up by 50c

Oct 9th 2018, 1:36 PM 16,064 Views 24 Comments

A 20-packet of a popular brand will now cost smokers €12.70.

Donohoe announces details of new affordable housing scheme
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Donohoe announces details of new affordable housing scheme

Oct 9th 2018, 1:36 PM 16,249 Views 12 Comments

A single person earning over €50,000 will be ineligible to apply.

Poll: Do you agree with plans to increase the VAT rate for hotels and restaurants by 50%?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with plans to increase the VAT rate for hotels and restaurants by 50%?

Oct 9th 2018, 10:24 AM 36,512 Views 102 Comments

Industry figures say it could lead to job losses in the sector.

Met Éireann warns of 'ferocious looking beast' as storm expected to hit overnight on Thursday
# Budget Weather
# Budget Weather

Met Éireann warns of 'ferocious looking beast' as storm expected to hit overnight on Thursday

Oct 9th 2018, 7:26 AM 83,735 Views 27 Comments

Today is set to generally be blustery, with strong and gusty southerly winds.

How marriage is all-important when examining your tax burden
# Opinion
# Opinion

How marriage is all-important when examining your tax burden

Oct 9th 2018, 7:00 AM 48,807 Views 31 Comments

Overall, Ireland’s labour income taxation system can be considered fair, however the benefits of saying “I do” may play a larger role in this than one might have expected, writes Shawn Britton.

This is 'not an election budget': It's D-Day, so here's a look at how things will unfold
# Watch This Fiscal Space
# Watch This Fiscal Space

This is 'not an election budget': It's D-Day, so here's a look at how things will unfold

Oct 9th 2018, 6:10 AM 22,411 Views 41 Comments

From a live stream to a Q&A, here’s what you can expect from TheJournal.ie on this Budget day.

# budget-2019 - Monday 8 October, 2018

Most people want cost of cigarettes increased by fiver to fund cancer treatments
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Most people want cost of cigarettes increased by fiver to fund cancer treatments

Oct 8th 2018, 11:35 PM 22,448 Views 78 Comments

Budget 2019 is set to be unveiled tomorrow.

Figure out exactly how Budget 2019 will affect you with TheJournal.ie's calculator
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Figure out exactly how Budget 2019 will affect you with TheJournal.ie's calculator

Oct 8th 2018, 5:06 PM 73,968 Views 33 Comments

Here’s how your tax bill, take-home pay and monthly spending will change.

Poll: Do you pay attention to the Budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you pay attention to the Budget?

Oct 8th 2018, 9:39 AM 26,254 Views 44 Comments

Budget 2019 will be announced tomorrow, but are you going to take any notice of it?

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