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# budget 2020

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New measures to see increases in some social welfare payments from this week
'They've been ignored by this government': Budget disappointment prompts carers to protest outside Dáil
Revealed: Data Protection Commission's pleas for more staff and 'fit-for-purpose' office
Doctors warn that extending free GP care to under-8s is 'putting pressure on a timebomb'
Government's Budget plans won't do enough to solve housing crisis, expert warns
'Rent controls are working': Housing minister believes rate of rising rents will moderate
What will the newly-announced 'Just Transition Commissioner’ for Bord na Móna do?
Here's what Budget 2020 means for people receiving social welfare payments
Home carers say additional tax credit as part of Budget 2020 'will be undercut by carbon tax'
Budget 2020: What measures take effect from today and what comes into effect next year?
'I've concerns about the level of tax they're paying': Property investment firms to be hit with tax avoidance clampdown tonight
Budget 2020: Winners and losers
30 cent minimum wage increase deferred due to threat of no-deal Brexit
Rank-and-file officers accuse government of 'building garda reform plan on quicksand'
Open Thread: Carbon tax has increased, but will it make you change your behaviour?
Paschal Donohoe unveils 'absolutely no surprises' Budget 2020
Health changes: Drug payment scheme reduced and medical card threshold for over-70s increased
Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents
Here's what the government has planned for its €1.2 billion no-deal Brexit package
Carbon tax: Petrol and diesel prices to rise from midnight, home heating to rise next May
Budget 2020: Here are the main points you need to know
On the cards again? Donohoe to consider decentralisation for civil servants
Green measures: Here are the main environmental changes in Budget 2020
A pack of 20 cigarettes will now cost €13.50
Free dental care for under-6s and free GP visits extended to under-8s from September 2020
Poll: Do you welcome an increase in the carbon tax?
Fine Gael TDs fearful of the heat over carbon tax hikes - and call for increase to fuel allowance
Budget 2020 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold
Opinion: Single parents will be forced onto social welfare if childcare costs are not addressed
Louise Bayliss
Independent Alliance want rise in income threshold for medical cards for the over 70s
Find out exactly how Budget 2020 affects you with's calculator
Irish businesses 'will need €1.5bn' to prevent job losses if there is a no-deal Brexit
Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit
Stephanie McGill-Lynch
Taoiseach says he'd sooner bring back wolves to Ireland than let Sinn Féin into government
Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?
Opinion: Many students will be locked out of third-level if costs and supports don't start to balance
Callaghan Commons
'Rainy Day Fund is finished before it even started' say TDs as minister drops €500m top-up
Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed
Catherine Cox
'Slow progress' in Budget talks, as Donohoe confirms he will be dipping into corporation tax take
Labour's alternate Budget: No income tax credits on €100k+ incomes and raising levy on the banks