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#budget 2019

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Fire and fury: Ireland’s first post-Tiger austerity budget
# In The Mire
# In The Mire

Fire and fury: Ireland’s first post-Tiger austerity budget

Oct 7th 2018, 9:30 PM 38,401 Views 35 Comments

Brian Lenihan delivered his first Budget 10 years ago, just when Ireland was on the brink of economic ruin.

Welfare increase, fuel hike and income tax cuts: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019
# Budget
# Budget

Welfare increase, fuel hike and income tax cuts: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019

Oct 7th 2018, 6:05 AM 79,814 Views 142 Comments

Petrol, diesel, fuel and cigarettes are all set to rise.

How is it fair that the tourism industry still gets a subsidy of half a billion euros?
# Opinion
# Opinion

How is it fair that the tourism industry still gets a subsidy of half a billion euros?

Oct 5th 2018, 7:30 PM 12,251 Views 27 Comments

The landscape has changed since the VAT rate was cut for the hospitality sector in 2011, writes Eamon Murphy.

Minister for Finance says corporation tax take is actually €1 billion higher than expected
# Windfall
# Windfall

Minister for Finance says corporation tax take is actually €1 billion higher than expected

Oct 5th 2018, 6:57 PM 15,716 Views 69 Comments

As a result, Paschal Donohoe expects the Budget to balance rather than run a deficit as had been expected.

Over 94% of rental properties beyond reach of people dependent on state housing benefits
# Simon Community
# Simon Community

Over 94% of rental properties beyond reach of people dependent on state housing benefits

Oct 5th 2018, 8:03 AM 14,712 Views 79 Comments

A recent study found that, of 561 properties, 34 were available within Rent Supplement and HAP limits.

Ministers told corporation tax windfall will not be used in next week's Budget
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Ministers told corporation tax windfall will not be used in next week's Budget

Oct 4th 2018, 6:10 AM 13,925 Views 48 Comments

Taoiseach says measures to put money into people’s pockets next week will be “modest”.

How I Spend My Money: An editor on €41,000 trying to save for a deposit
# Money Diary
# Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: An editor on €41,000 trying to save for a deposit

Oct 3rd 2018, 7:30 PM 66,730 Views 61 Comments

Her urge to save is having a negative effect on her social life.

How I Spend My Money: A bank employee on €30,000 saving to buy her first home
# Money Diary
# Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A bank employee on €30,000 saving to buy her first home

Oct 2nd 2018, 7:30 PM 84,050 Views 64 Comments

She has moved back home to squeeze every penny.

'Fianna Fáil made mistakes during the boom, but not building enough homes wasn’t one of them'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Fianna Fáil made mistakes during the boom, but not building enough homes wasn’t one of them'

Oct 2nd 2018, 7:00 PM 13,842 Views 76 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Darragh O’Brien writes about why affordable housing is key to this year’s Budget and a priority for his party.

Irish consumer confidence falls sharply amid Brexit fears and increase in cost of bills
# Clouds On The Horizon
# Clouds On The Horizon

Irish consumer confidence falls sharply amid Brexit fears and increase in cost of bills

Oct 1st 2018, 6:15 AM 13,948 Views 28 Comments

Consumer sentiment is at its lowest level since December 2016.

Sinn Féin proposes €400 second-home tax, 5% high-earner levy and pension hike
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Sinn Féin proposes €400 second-home tax, 5% high-earner levy and pension hike

Oct 1st 2018, 6:05 AM 57,708 Views 168 Comments

The party’s alternative budget proposes a €1 billion boost for social housing.

Unemployment set to drop again but Brexit could have negative impact on Irish growth
# Taxes And Spending
# Taxes And Spending

Unemployment set to drop again but Brexit could have negative impact on Irish growth

Sep 26th 2018, 6:00 AM 13,102 Views 43 Comments

The ESRI said a neutral Budget may be the best option next month.

'A cheap headline': Minister has no intention of scrapping welfare Christmas bonus
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

'A cheap headline': Minister has no intention of scrapping welfare Christmas bonus

Sep 25th 2018, 2:29 PM 32,049 Views 72 Comments

She said people on welfare payments were needlessly worried by news reports this morning.

Opposition parties call for rent freeze, but Leo says it would be too expensive
# Tax Relief
# Tax Relief

Opposition parties call for rent freeze, but Leo says it would be too expensive

Sep 19th 2018, 6:10 AM 19,450 Views 82 Comments

Parties are calling for a rent freeze of up to three years.

Urgent buy up of empty houses needed, but vacant property tax not recommended
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Urgent buy up of empty houses needed, but vacant property tax not recommended

Sep 18th 2018, 7:24 PM 23,556 Views 52 Comments

A report presented to government said a tax would not be an effective response to deal with the housing shortages.

Apple pays over the €14.3bn due to Ireland - but the minister again denies that it's owed
# Apple Tax
# Apple Tax

Apple pays over the €14.3bn due to Ireland - but the minister again denies that it's owed

Sep 18th 2018, 3:04 PM 43,246 Views 110 Comments

Ireland is appealing the EU Commission that Apple was in receipt of illegal state aid.

Workers across all salary levels paying more tax than they did 10 years ago
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Workers across all salary levels paying more tax than they did 10 years ago

Sep 18th 2018, 7:21 AM 29,554 Views 78 Comments

The net pay of single income earners on €35,000 is down 3% or €964 compared to 2008.

Most people want income tax cuts rather than increased spending in Budget 2019
# Show Me The Money
# Show Me The Money

Most people want income tax cuts rather than increased spending in Budget 2019

Sep 15th 2018, 4:00 PM 21,518 Views 137 Comments

Social welfare increases and a jump in the standard cut-off rate for income tax are expected.

Poll: What is most important to you in the Budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What is most important to you in the Budget?

Sep 6th 2018, 10:04 AM 50,495 Views 186 Comments

It’s that time of year again.

Acting classes ruled out at FG think-in, but party to talk gender pay gap and Budget
# Fine Gael Think-In
# Fine Gael Think-In

Acting classes ruled out at FG think-in, but party to talk gender pay gap and Budget

Sep 6th 2018, 6:45 AM 10,451 Views 32 Comments

Last year, Varadkar was heavily criticised for comments he made to this website insisting that Ireland has “one of the lowest levels of homelessness” .

'We tolerate different views': Micheál Martin says he would have 'no difficulty' meeting Donald Trump
# Trump Visit
# Trump Visit

'We tolerate different views': Micheál Martin says he would have 'no difficulty' meeting Donald Trump

Sep 3rd 2018, 1:47 PM 10,637 Views 83 Comments

The US President is set to visit Ireland as part of a trip to Europe to mark the end of World War I.

'I didn't need that additional fear': Hospital debt collectors 'causing stress' to cancer patients
# Bills
# Bills

'I didn't need that additional fear': Hospital debt collectors 'causing stress' to cancer patients

Sep 1st 2018, 5:30 PM 18,627 Views 40 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society has called for the abolition of inpatient fees in the next Budget.

Welfare increase, carbon tax rise and more take home pay: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Welfare increase, carbon tax rise and more take home pay: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019

Aug 6th 2018, 12:05 AM 73,704 Views 196 Comments

Speaking during his summer briefing with the media, Leo Varadkar outlined a number of measures being worked on for October’s Budget.

VAT hike for large hotels likely as minister says overcharging for rooms is ruining Ireland's rep
# Tourism
# Tourism

VAT hike for large hotels likely as minister says overcharging for rooms is ruining Ireland's rep

Aug 4th 2018, 6:00 AM 24,150 Views 64 Comments

Ross said big-profit hotels operating in Ireland are damaging the country’s tourism reputation.

Minister promises to take 'significant' action in the next Budget to pull thousands of children out of poverty
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Minister promises to take 'significant' action in the next Budget to pull thousands of children out of poverty

Jul 21st 2018, 7:30 AM 16,841 Views 62 Comments

The minister gave a strong indication there will not be a repeat of the €5 increase in social welfare payments in the next Budget.

'No family should be living in a shed': Warning over plan to allow log cabins as a form of housing
# Log Off
# Log Off

'No family should be living in a shed': Warning over plan to allow log cabins as a form of housing

Jul 19th 2018, 2:17 PM 46,459 Views 119 Comments

Sinn Féin housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin said landlords would take advantage of the law if it was changed.

Government wants future budgets to 'lean against the wind'
# Play It Cool
# Play It Cool

Government wants future budgets to 'lean against the wind'

Jun 19th 2018, 4:22 PM 7,302 Views 29 Comments

The Summer Economic Statement this year sets out the plans for next year’s Budget. And it’s all about cooling those jets in case Ireland overheats.

'It will deepen the crisis': Government warned of 'little or no scope' for tax cuts
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

'It will deepen the crisis': Government warned of 'little or no scope' for tax cuts

Jun 19th 2018, 11:05 AM 12,630 Views 54 Comments

Today the ESRI said any tax cuts should be balanced with increases in taxation elsewhere.

Proposals to give parents a tax credit for directly employing childminders in their own home
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Proposals to give parents a tax credit for directly employing childminders in their own home

Jan 2nd 2018, 8:20 AM 22,379 Views 33 Comments

Many people currently pay cash to their childminder, but this new measure would ensure these minders receive the benefits of any employee.