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#Budget 2021

# budget-2021 - Monday 26 October, 2020

Eoin McGee: We will have the power to kickstart the economy
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

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

Oct 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 36,367 Views 17 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 16th 2020, 12:45 PM 33,838 Views 68 Comments

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
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

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

Oct 14th 2020, 7:28 PM 32,243 Views 47 Comments

The cost rental scheme will deliver 400 homes.

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

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

Oct 14th 2020, 1:15 PM 18,979 Views 18 Comments

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
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

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

Oct 14th 2020, 12:48 PM 7,102 Views 3 Comments

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
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

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

Oct 14th 2020, 9:55 AM 21,202 Views 21 Comments

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
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

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

Oct 14th 2020, 6:45 AM 21,064 Views 22 Comments

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
# COME WHAT MAY
# COME WHAT MAY

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

Oct 14th 2020, 6:30 AM 8,295 Views 6 Comments

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

Budget 2021: What measures kick in today?
# In Your Pocket
# In Your Pocket

Budget 2021: What measures kick in today?

Oct 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 48,730 Views 65 Comments

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?
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

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

Oct 13th 2020, 10:00 PM 76,501 Views 79 Comments

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'
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

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

Updated Oct 13th 2020, 8:47 PM 29,286 Views 70 Comments

This afternoon, the government unveiled its Budget for 2021.

Leo Varadkar says 'third wave' considerations played into €5.4 billion contingency funding
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

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

Oct 13th 2020, 8:13 PM 48,812 Views 30 Comments

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
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

How the 2021 Budget will impact social welfare payments

Oct 13th 2020, 7:49 PM 44,400 Views 35 Comments

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

Explainer: How will the government's new Covid support scheme for businesses work?
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

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

Oct 13th 2020, 6:23 PM 22,100 Views 5 Comments

Applications for the scheme will open next week.

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

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

Oct 13th 2020, 5:00 PM 131,960 Views 114 Comments

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
# Pubs
# Pubs

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

Oct 13th 2020, 4:30 PM 16,610 Views 5 Comments

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
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

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

Updated Oct 13th 2020, 3:59 PM 119,405 Views 87 Comments

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
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

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

Oct 13th 2020, 3:25 PM 18,702 Views 10 Comments

SUSI grant to be increased for post-graduate students.

Primary school pupil-teacher ratio 'to be reduced by one student per class'
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

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

Oct 13th 2020, 3:01 PM 21,782 Views 11 Comments

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
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

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

Oct 13th 2020, 2:51 PM 15,024 Views 18 Comments

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
# New Officers
# New Officers

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

Oct 13th 2020, 2:42 PM 15,502 Views 9 Comments

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

'We must grasp the nettle': The health service is getting an unprecedented €4bn boost
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

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

Oct 13th 2020, 2:36 PM 11,277 Views 15 Comments

The funding allows for hundreds of new beds.

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

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

Oct 13th 2020, 2:34 PM 45,656 Views 17 Comments

The measure was announced as part of Budget 2021 today.

Social housing: Government pledges €500 million to build 9,500 new units next year
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

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

Oct 13th 2020, 2:32 PM 13,533 Views 25 Comments

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
# PUP
# PUP

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

Oct 13th 2020, 2:29 PM 48,156 Views 27 Comments

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
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

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

Oct 13th 2020, 2:13 PM 53,834 Views 113 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 13th 2020, 1:44 PM 42,261 Views 69 Comments

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
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

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

Oct 13th 2020, 1:37 PM 27,834 Views 16 Comments

Paschal Donohoe announced the various reliefs today.

Poll: Are you worried about the Budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you worried about the Budget?

Oct 13th 2020, 9:31 AM 28,574 Views 59 Comments

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
# Budget Day
# Budget Day

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

Oct 13th 2020, 7:00 AM 18,835 Views 3 Comments

How has Covid hit the State coffers so far?

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

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

Oct 13th 2020, 12:05 AM 48,042 Views 56 Comments

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
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

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

Oct 12th 2020, 9:15 AM 20,153 Views 82 Comments

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
# Funding Failure
# Funding Failure

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

Oct 10th 2020, 8:00 PM 18,557 Views 18 Comments

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 Performances
# Live Performances

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

Oct 10th 2020, 6:30 AM 17,110 Views 92 Comments

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?
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

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

Oct 10th 2020, 12:05 AM 49,002 Views 55 Comments

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
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

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

Oct 9th 2020, 5:03 PM 57,098 Views 72 Comments

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
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

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

Oct 9th 2020, 3:27 PM 21,552 Views 112 Comments

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
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

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

Oct 9th 2020, 6:30 AM 21,151 Views 22 Comments

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
# Emergencies Only
# Emergencies Only

Government raids €1.5bn rainy day fund for Budget 2021

Oct 6th 2020, 6:47 PM 28,419 Views 37 Comments

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
# IBEC
# IBEC

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

Oct 5th 2020, 6:20 AM 30,862 Views 11 Comments

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

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