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Sinn Féin proposes free GP visits, back-to-school bonuses and welfare hikes in alternative budget
Sinn Féin also wants to introduce an annual ‘Back to School Bonus Child Benefit Payment’ of €140
Behind-the-scenes pressure on minister to raise inheritance tax threshold in the Budget
A tax-free threshold on transfers between parents and their children currently stands at €320,000.
Sinn Féin wants to give a tax break to all renters at a cost of €279 million
Giving tax relief to renters would cost €279 million.
'Entirely possible' we could have another Budget within the space of a few months
Minister Paschal Donohoe has framed October’s Budget on the presumption of a no-deal Brexit.
No-deal Brexit could push Ireland into recession, ESRI warns
The ESRI has recommended a supplementary Budget in the new year if there’s a hard Brexit.
Poll: Are you worried about Budget 2020?
The government’s plans for spending and tax will be revealed in just over two weeks.
Just over two weeks out from the Budget, what can we expect?
All will be revealed on 8 October.
'Extended and not capped': Fianna Fáil insists help-to-buy scheme must be continued in Budget negotiation talks
Budget talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are set to intensify in the coming weeks.
Drinks industry calls for drop in 'uncompetitive' alcohol tax as sterling value continues to fall
The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland called for a 15% reduction in the tax by 2021.
Minister says he's still considering whether to give everyone a 'carbon cheque' to offset tax hike
Paschal Donohoe said any changes to the carbon tax will be “very different” to other tax changes he’s made in the past.
Donohoe says he 'won't make the mistake' of tax cuts in Budget 2020 given no-deal Brexit risk
“We won’t make the mistake of decreasing the tax the one day and having to increase it the next,” the minister said.
Finance minister rules out personal tax cuts in Budget, says any welfare changes will be targeted
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe brought the proposal to the Government today.
Micheál Martin says there would 'need to be' a carbon tax in Budget 2020
A climate change focus in the Budget will be necessary, said Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.
Central Bank tells government to save rather than spend windfalls to help buffer Ireland against future downturns
If windfalls are going to be to be used, they should be used to reduce Ireland’s debt.
How much money could the carbon tax take in if it was increased?
The government is looking at two models to increase carbon tax and offset the cost to householders.
Poll: Should VAT be removed on condoms and menstrual cups?
The idea is backed by Minister for Health Simon Harris.
Regina Doherty 'can't guarantee' pension increases in Budget 2020 because of Brexit
The Budget for 2020 will be announced in October – weeks before the UK is due to leave the EU.
Will there be a 2020 Christmas bonus? No decision's been made yet
Pearse Doherty said Christmas comes every year, yet the bonus hasn’t been factored into spending.
'Disorderly' Brexit a real possibility, says minister as he outlines how much money there is for Budget 2020
The Summer Economic Statement tells us what money we have to spend in October’s Budget.
Finance Minister will 'form a judgement' as to what will be the most likely Brexit scenario ahead of Budget
Budget 2020 will be held on 8 October.
Calls for free folic acid to be given to Irish women as minister considers it ahead of Budget
Taking folic acid every day helps prevent your unborn baby from developing serious and possibly fatal conditions.