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#Budget 2021

# budget-2021 - Monday 26 October, 2020

Eoin McGee: We will have the power to kickstart the economy

Eoin McGee runs the numbers in the wake of Budget 2021 and says Ireland’s savers will need to step up after Level 5 to bring the economy back to life.

# budget-2021 - Friday 16 October, 2020

Paul Murphy: The case is growing for a ‘Covid Tax’ on the rich to avoid future austerity

RISE TD Paul Murphy is part of a new Europe-wide campaign for a ‘Covid Tax’, to avoid saddling people with years of austerity after the pandemic.

# budget-2021 - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

New cost rental scheme will mean tenants could pay 25% to 30% below market rents, says minister

The cost rental scheme will deliver 400 homes.

What does Budget 2021 mean for you? Financial planner Eoin McGee has some answers

Eoin McGee looks at yesterday’s budget and breaks down what it means for some members of the workforce.

Morning Memo: The morning after a bonanza Budget and spotlight on the IMF's latest global forecast

Few big ideas but the government tried to treat the symptoms in Budget 2021.

Tánaiste indicates PUP may not be cut in February if pandemic doesn't improve

The PUP is set to be cut again in February with the rate of payment due to be reduced from €250 to €203.

Stay and Spend Scheme 'here to stay', say ministers

Sinn Féin has called for vouchers to be given to people to spend in restaurants.

Billions set aside to deal with Covid-19 fallout next year

Contingency money and a recovery fund of over €5bn has been put aside for next year.

Budget 2021: What measures kick in today?

A number of changes have already kicked in since yesterday’s announcement.

# budget-2021 - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Explainer: How will motorists be affected by today's Budget announcements?

A major overhaul of the VRT system was announced in today’s Budget.

Opposition TDs hit out at lack of 'certainty and hope' but minister says 'there's no crystal ball for the pandemic'

This afternoon, the government unveiled its Budget for 2021.

Leo Varadkar says 'third wave' considerations played into €5.4 billion contingency funding

Varadkar also said that any decision on whether the country would move to a Level 4 lockdown would be taken on Friday.

How the 2021 Budget will impact social welfare payments

The government released its €17.75 billion Budget package earlier today.

Explainer: How will the government's new Covid support scheme for businesses work?

Applications for the scheme will open next week.

Budget 2021: Here are the main points you need to know

The government has revealed the biggest budget in the history of the State. How does it affect you?

Supports in Budget will bring 'some degree of confidence' to publicans, Vintners Federation says

Paschal Donohoe announced the various reliefs for the hospitality sector today.

Budget 2021 as it happened: Rebate scheme for Covid-hit businesses and Christmas bonus for those on PUP

The largest Budget in the history of the State was revealed today.

Third-level students: €50 million fund created to help students switch to online learning

SUSI grant to be increased for post-graduate students.

Primary school pupil-teacher ratio 'to be reduced by one student per class'

The government has promised an average ratio of 25:1.

35,000 more children to get hot meals at school thanks to €5.5m boost

It was announced in the Budget speech by the Finance Minister today.

Over 600 new garda recruits and 500 new garda staff promised in Budget 2021

The garda’s IT system is also due an upgrade.

'We must grasp the nettle': The health service is getting an unprecedented €4bn boost

The funding allows for hundreds of new beds.

Self-employed people to be allowed claim Covid-19 welfare payment while earning through work

The measure was announced as part of Budget 2021 today.

Social housing: Government pledges €500 million to build 9,500 new units next year

Michael McGrath said the State “needs to place a much greater emphasis” on directly building social and affordable housing.

Most people on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will get a Christmas bonus

The announcement that those on the PUP in December will receive a Christmas bonus was part of Budget 2021 announced today.

Carbon tax: Petrol and diesel prices set to increase from midnight tonight

The changes were announced by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe this afternoon.

The price of a packet of cigarettes is going up by 50 cent

It’s the fifth Budget in a row to see the price increase by that amount.

VAT reduction for hospitality sector and weekly rebates for businesses closed at Level 3 or higher

Paschal Donohoe announced the various reliefs today.

Poll: Are you worried about the Budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about the Budget?

No income tax increases or cuts are expected, but tweaks to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) are on the cards.

Incomings and outgoings: Here is a very (very) basic guide to the State's finances

How has Covid hit the State coffers so far?

Budget 2021 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold

Today the biggest budget in the history of the State will be revealed – here’s what we know.

# budget-2021 - Monday 12 October, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil (and the Greens) finalise their first Budget as coalition partners

The Budget will be delivered by ministers Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath.

# budget-2021 - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Opinion: Stop diverting funding allocated for eating disorders to other areas

The Mental Health Reform are calling on the Government to spend the money for eating disorder services on eating disorder services.

Support package worth millions for live gigs and music industry to form part of Budget

Live music venues, big and small, will be able to apply for a minimum of €10,000 under the scheme,

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

All will be revealed on Tuesday.

# budget-2021 - Friday 9 October, 2020

Finance Minister issues stark warning about what Level 5 would mean for unemployment

Paschal Donohoe says this is his greatest concern in relation to possible restrictions.

Plans to 'reverse PUP cuts and double investment in housing': Sinn Féin launches alternative Budget

Sinn Féin said it would aim to spend €18.28 billion in total, €6.28 billion more than the government’s target.

Call for PUP recipients under 25 to have higher rate of payment restored

More than 210,000 people received the payment for the week ending 3 October.

# budget-2021 - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Government raids €1.5bn rainy day fund for Budget 2021

The fund can only used to mitigate severe events – such as a pandemic.

# budget-2021 - Monday 5 October, 2020

'Turbocharged by Covid': Savings by Irish households jump to nearly €10 billion

The business lobbying group forecasts a drop in Irish GDP by 2.6% in 2020.

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