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Budget 2020 News

Tuesday 7 January, 2020

New measures to see increases in some social welfare payments from this week
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

New measures to see increases in some social welfare payments from this week

Jan 7th 2020, 4:36 PM 54,990 Views 54 Comments

Pensioners and people with disabilities who are living alone are the main cohort of social welfare recipients to benefit.

Wednesday 16 October, 2019

'They've been ignored by this government': Budget disappointment prompts carers to protest outside Dáil
# Home Care Crisis
# Home Care Crisis

'They've been ignored by this government': Budget disappointment prompts carers to protest outside Dáil

Oct 16th 2019, 6:05 AM 8,682 Views 16 Comments

Carers say the government has “given it with one hand and taken it back with the other” with its latest budget.

Saturday 12 October, 2019

Revealed: Data Protection Commission's pleas for more staff and 'fit-for-purpose' office
# Stretched
# Stretched

Revealed: Data Protection Commission's pleas for more staff and 'fit-for-purpose' office

Oct 12th 2019, 11:00 PM 19,046 Views 28 Comments

The watchdog’s pre-budget submission has been released following a Freedom of Information request.

Doctors warn that extending free GP care to under-8s is 'putting pressure on a timebomb'
# Extra Visits
# Extra Visits

Doctors warn that extending free GP care to under-8s is 'putting pressure on a timebomb'

Oct 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 15,942 Views 58 Comments

The IMO has warned that many GP clinics are already at capacity and cannot take on new patients.

Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Government's Budget plans won't do enough to solve housing crisis, expert warns
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Government's Budget plans won't do enough to solve housing crisis, expert warns

Oct 9th 2019, 10:33 PM 14,295 Views 25 Comments

The government announced it would support the delivery of over 11,000 new social homes next year.

'Rent controls are working': Housing minister believes rate of rising rents will moderate
# Rent Pressure Zones
# Rent Pressure Zones

'Rent controls are working': Housing minister believes rate of rising rents will moderate

Oct 9th 2019, 6:37 PM 15,285 Views 117 Comments

The minister said RPZ rules will never bring 4% rate rise across the board.

What will the newly-announced 'Just Transition Commissioner’ for Bord na Móna do?
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

What will the newly-announced 'Just Transition Commissioner’ for Bord na Móna do?

Oct 9th 2019, 9:40 AM 9,655 Views 15 Comments

Brexit and Climate Action were to the two overriding focuses in this year’s Budget.

Here's what Budget 2020 means for people receiving social welfare payments
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Here's what Budget 2020 means for people receiving social welfare payments

Oct 9th 2019, 8:03 AM 89,778 Views 87 Comments

The INOU has said it is “very disappointing” there were no increases to Jobseekers’ payments.

Home carers say additional tax credit as part of Budget 2020 'will be undercut by carbon tax'
# Home Carers
# Home Carers

Home carers say additional tax credit as part of Budget 2020 'will be undercut by carbon tax'

Oct 9th 2019, 6:05 AM 8,918 Views 12 Comments

An additional €100 in the Home Carer Credit was announced yesterday.

Budget 2020: What measures take effect from today and what comes into effect next year?
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Budget 2020: What measures take effect from today and what comes into effect next year?

Oct 9th 2019, 12:05 AM 38,505 Views 0 Comments

A carbon tax hike and levy on cigarettes kicks in today while other measures kick in next year.

Tuesday 8 October, 2019

'I've concerns about the level of tax they're paying': Property investment firms to be hit with tax avoidance clampdown tonight
# REITs
# REITs

'I've concerns about the level of tax they're paying': Property investment firms to be hit with tax avoidance clampdown tonight

Oct 8th 2019, 9:02 PM 24,607 Views 18 Comments

New anti-avoidance measures are to be passed by the Dáil tonight.

Budget 2020: Winners and losers
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Budget 2020: Winners and losers

Oct 8th 2019, 8:35 PM 39,130 Views 50 Comments

Every Budget brings good news and bad news.

30 cent minimum wage increase deferred due to threat of no-deal Brexit
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

30 cent minimum wage increase deferred due to threat of no-deal Brexit

Oct 8th 2019, 8:33 PM 25,866 Views 51 Comments

The increase was set to take the minimum wage past the €10 mark for the first time.

Rank-and-file officers accuse government of 'building garda reform plan on quicksand'
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Rank-and-file officers accuse government of 'building garda reform plan on quicksand'

Updated Oct 8th 2019, 8:31 PM 18,816 Views 25 Comments

The GRA pointed out that €15 million for the Trump and Pence visits will have to come out of the additional €81 million announced today.

Open Thread: Carbon tax has increased, but will it make you change your behaviour?
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Open Thread: Carbon tax has increased, but will it make you change your behaviour?

Oct 8th 2019, 6:00 PM 15,722 Views 97 Comments

Finance minister Paschal Donohoe announced an increase of €6 per tonne in the carbon tax.

As it happened: Paschal Donohoe unveils 'absolutely no surprises' Budget 2020
Live Oct 8th 2019, 5:00 PM

As it happened: Paschal Donohoe unveils 'absolutely no surprises' Budget 2020

Health changes: Drug payment scheme reduced and medical card threshold for over-70s increased
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Health changes: Drug payment scheme reduced and medical card threshold for over-70s increased

Oct 8th 2019, 3:54 PM 25,161 Views 15 Comments

The total budget for the sector has been increased to €17.4 billion.

Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents

Oct 8th 2019, 3:49 PM 18,608 Views 29 Comments

Fianna Fáil said the government’s response to the housing crisis has been “completely ineffective”.

Here's what the government has planned for its €1.2 billion no-deal Brexit package
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Here's what the government has planned for its €1.2 billion no-deal Brexit package

Oct 8th 2019, 3:19 PM 6,050 Views 9 Comments

There was a focus on protecting agriculture, tourism, small-to-medium businesses, and those along the border in today’s Budget.

Carbon tax: Petrol and diesel prices to rise from midnight, home heating to rise next May
# Budget2020
# Budget2020

Carbon tax: Petrol and diesel prices to rise from midnight, home heating to rise next May

Oct 8th 2019, 2:50 PM 79,396 Views 119 Comments

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has announced an increase in the carbon tax of €6 per tonne.

Budget 2020: Here are the main points you need to know
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Budget 2020: Here are the main points you need to know

Oct 8th 2019, 2:45 PM 166,369 Views 100 Comments

How will today’s announcements affect you?

On the cards again? Donohoe to consider decentralisation for civil servants
# Decentralisation Once Again
# Decentralisation Once Again

On the cards again? Donohoe to consider decentralisation for civil servants

Oct 8th 2019, 2:43 PM 10,630 Views 23 Comments

Decentralisation was previously brought in by former Minister for Finance Charlie McCreevy in 2003.

Green measures: Here are the main environmental changes in Budget 2020
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Green measures: Here are the main environmental changes in Budget 2020

Oct 8th 2019, 2:19 PM 16,143 Views 35 Comments

Donohoe said some of the changes were “critical steps to future-proof our transport system”.

A pack of 20 cigarettes will now cost €13.50
# Excise Duty
# Excise Duty

A pack of 20 cigarettes will now cost €13.50

Oct 8th 2019, 2:02 PM 31,004 Views 63 Comments

The minister did not announce any change to excise duty on alcohol products.

Free dental care for under-6s and free GP visits extended to under-8s from September 2020
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Free dental care for under-6s and free GP visits extended to under-8s from September 2020

Oct 8th 2019, 1:56 PM 41,302 Views 27 Comments

The changes will be brought in from next September.

Poll: Do you welcome an increase in the carbon tax?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you welcome an increase in the carbon tax?

Oct 8th 2019, 8:41 AM 30,664 Views 151 Comments

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe will reveal Budget 2020 in the Dáil today.

Fine Gael TDs fearful of the heat over carbon tax hikes - and call for increase to fuel allowance
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Fine Gael TDs fearful of the heat over carbon tax hikes - and call for increase to fuel allowance

Oct 8th 2019, 6:10 AM 14,648 Views 50 Comments

There is expected to be a package of supports for Bord na Mona workers announced.

Budget 2020 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold
# Budget2020
# Budget2020

Budget 2020 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold

Oct 8th 2019, 12:05 AM 52,772 Views 57 Comments

The Government has flagged this year’s budget as a no-deal Brexit budget.

Monday 7 October, 2019

Opinion: Single parents will be forced onto social welfare if childcare costs are not addressed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Single parents will be forced onto social welfare if childcare costs are not addressed

Oct 7th 2019, 8:30 PM 19,777 Views 28 Comments

The new National Childcare Scheme could see lone parents losing out on subsidies.

Independent Alliance want rise in income threshold for medical cards for the over 70s
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Independent Alliance want rise in income threshold for medical cards for the over 70s

Oct 7th 2019, 5:56 PM 14,252 Views 10 Comments

They said they are at a ‘very delicate stage’ of negotiations with Minister Paschal Donohoe.

Find out exactly how Budget 2020 affects you with TheJournal.ie's calculator
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Find out exactly how Budget 2020 affects you with TheJournal.ie's calculator

Oct 7th 2019, 5:26 PM 37,368 Views 12 Comments

The Minister for Finance called it a “safe” Budget – but how will it impact on your pocket?

Irish businesses 'will need €1.5bn' to prevent job losses if there is a no-deal Brexit
# Job Losses
# Job Losses

Irish businesses 'will need €1.5bn' to prevent job losses if there is a no-deal Brexit

Oct 7th 2019, 7:34 AM 7,874 Views 19 Comments

Many firms face collapse if supports are not urgently put in place, Ibec has warned.

Sunday 6 October, 2019

Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit

Oct 6th 2019, 9:00 PM 27,501 Views 38 Comments

A bereaved mother says no child deserves to die because of poorly-resourced mental health services.

Taoiseach says he'd sooner bring back wolves to Ireland than let Sinn Féin into government
# Speech
# Speech

Taoiseach says he'd sooner bring back wolves to Ireland than let Sinn Féin into government

Oct 6th 2019, 7:00 AM 40,342 Views 145 Comments

The Taoiseach mentioned Green Party leader Eamon Ryan’s idea of rewilding the countryside with wolves during his speech last night.

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

Oct 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 37,892 Views 44 Comments

All will be revealed on Tuesday.

Saturday 5 October, 2019

Opinion: Many students will be locked out of third-level if costs and supports don't start to balance
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Many students will be locked out of third-level if costs and supports don't start to balance

Oct 5th 2019, 7:30 PM 11,467 Views 20 Comments

The cost of accommodation, grant reductions and rising fees are causing real challenges to young people.

'Rainy Day Fund is finished before it even started' say TDs as minister drops €500m top-up
# White Paper
# White Paper

'Rainy Day Fund is finished before it even started' say TDs as minister drops €500m top-up

Oct 5th 2019, 12:26 PM 20,286 Views 45 Comments

Donohoe has rowed back on his commitment to top up the fund this year.

Friday 4 October, 2019

Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed

Oct 4th 2019, 9:30 PM 21,242 Views 36 Comments

Carers bear a huge burden but are not being looked after.

'Slow progress' in Budget talks, as Donohoe confirms he will be dipping into corporation tax take
# Limited Headroom
# Limited Headroom

'Slow progress' in Budget talks, as Donohoe confirms he will be dipping into corporation tax take

Updated Oct 4th 2019, 5:00 PM 30,589 Views 55 Comments

A total of €1.5bn is to be moved into the rainy day fund.

Thursday 3 October, 2019

Labour's alternate Budget: No income tax credits on €100k+ incomes and raising levy on the banks
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Labour's alternate Budget: No income tax credits on €100k+ incomes and raising levy on the banks

Oct 3rd 2019, 3:23 PM 18,107 Views 80 Comments

Opposition parties were out outlining their Budget 2020 proposals today.