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# budget 2022

Last year
Government still €2bn behind annual expenditure target for housing as end of year approaches
Critics say shortfalls show Housing For All goals won’t be reached this year
Cabinet green lights free contraception plan for young women
Legislation enabling a free contraception scheme for women aged 17-25 is to be published in the coming days.
These are the changes from Budget 2022 that kick in today
Many changes from Budget 2022 come into effect this month.
All time
€1.8 million in mental health funding allocated to low-emission vehicles for HSE community services
€7 million of a one-off €10 million fund has been earmarked for improving the experiences of people using mental health services.
Clarity on climate and health plans needed to avoid 'significant' cost to State, watchdog warns
The Irish Fiscal Council says the current over-reliance on corporation tax needs to be addressed.
Opinion: Government has squandered an opportunity to make real, balanced, and lasting changes
The Civil Engagement Group senators say the government needs to be fairer and act faster in its budgets.
Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer
Budget 2021 won’t bring long-term equality and fairness with the spectre of climate change, writes Dr Shana Cohen.
Quiz: How much do you know about numbers?
We all know that 42 is the most important, but anyway…
'Good reasons for concern': Young face worrying circumstances despite Budget's 'youthful tinge'
A report by
Ian Curran
The pandemic has compounded long-standing issues around accommodation costs, low pay and job precarity.
The pandemic has compounded long-standing issues around accommodation costs, low pay and job precarity, Ian Curran writes.
Workers in their 20s are now spending more on rent and earning less in real terms than their parents did.
Some of these issues are "particularly troublesome" for women, economists say,
'Are you joking?' - Taoiseach denies Budget is attempt to woo young voters away from Sinn Féin
Opposition says Budget does 'nothing' for renters as minister hints at 'more permanent caps'
Opinion: For too long, contraception has been a woman’s private and personal responsibility
Director of the National Women’s Council, Orla O’Connor says while this week’s announcement is welcome, we must move fast to provide universal contraception.
Morning Memo: Who benefits most from the tax changes in Budget 2022?
Inflation and the cost of living are the two spectres that haunt the Government’s plans for the next year.
Electric cars 'not yet affordable' for many as Ireland pushes for a million on the road by 2030
Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton yesterday described this as “an ambitious” target.
Budget 2022: Here are the measures that kick in today
A number of changes have already kicked in since yesterday’s announcement.
'Are you joking?' - Taoiseach denies Budget is attempt to woo young voters away from Sinn Féin
The recent Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll shows that support for Sinn Féin remains strongest among younger voters.
'Over 25s have sex': Criticism of decision to limit free contraception scheme to young women
The roll out of free contraception to women aged between 17 and 25 was announced today.
Opposition says Budget does 'nothing' for renters as minister hints at 'more permanent caps'
SocDems TD Cian O’Callaghan told the Dáil: “What does this Budget do for renters? Nothing.”
Hospitality groups express disappointment at ending of reduced VAT rate next August
Finance minister Paschal Donohoe confirmed that the 9% rate will finish – as planned – at the end of August 2022.
Budget 2022: Here are the main points you need to know
The Budget package this year totals €4.7 billion.
The main weekly welfare payments will be increased by €5.
The national minimum wage will increase by 30 cents.
Free GP care is to be extended to children aged six and seven.
A land zone tax is to be introduced.
Budget 2022: Here's how the measures announced today will impact motorists
A €7.50 increase on the current rate of Carbon Tax will increase the price of petrol and diesel.
Budget 2022: What measures were announced today to support parents of young children?
A number of changes to benefit parents and children with childcare were announced today.
Budget 2022 revealed as govt pledges to 'restore, repair and recover'
The government announced its spending plan for 2022.
Carbon tax, transport investment: The main climate measures at the centre of today's Budget
The minister for finance said that “future generations will not tolerate inaction” on the climate.
350 new primary school teachers and over 1,000 new SNAs announced in Budget
Primary school class sizes are set to be reduced.
800 more gardaí to be recruited in 2022
400 Gardaí civilian staff will also be recruited next year.
Employees working at home will be allowed claim back 30% of their energy bills against tax
Currently those working at home can only claim 10% against their gas and electricity bills.
State pension and core social welfare payments to increase by €5 per week
A range of other social welfare increases was announced.
This will bring the full State pension to €253.30 per week.
A €5 increase to the Fuel Allowance comes into effect from midnight.
The Living Alone Allowance will also increase by €3 per week.
'The world is burning': Donohoe confirms further carbon tax increase by €7.50 per tonne
The increase will take effect from midnight on petrol and diesel.
Discounted public transport fares for 19 to 23 year olds announced as part of Budget
A 50% discount on fares will be rolled out by the middle of 2022.
New zoned land tax branded a 'total joke' by opposition TDs
The tax was announced by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe this afternoon and will replace the vacant sites levy.
Most packets of cigarettes will now cost €15 after 50c tax hike
This is the sixth year in a row the price has increased by that amount.
Pandemic wage subsidy scheme to be extended to April 2022, Donohoe confirms
The Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme will be closed to new entrants in January.
Budget 2022 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold
Politicians are back in Leinster House for this year’s Budget.
Poll: Are you worried about the Budget?
It is not likely to be a bumper giveaway after the giant pandemic budget of last year.
Opinion: Low pay is rampant in Ireland and it's a problem for workers, the economy and society
Ireland has one of the highest levels of low pay in the EU, something we can no longer ignore, writes SIPTU’s Michael Taft.
‘Reduced deficit will not see Government splurge in Budget’
The projected 20 billion euro deficit has fallen dramatically to 13 billion euro, as the economy rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic.
Budget (Leaks) 2012: Household Charge, Enda's National Address and 'sacrosanct' corporate tax
Budget 2012 was the first budget of the Fine Gael/Labour era.
Budget 2022: Government considering two measures for people working from home
Budget negotiations are set to continue throughout the weekend ahead of Tuesday’s annoucement.
Budget negotiations to continue this weekend on whether to give a tax break or cash boost to people working from home, reports Political Correspondent Christina Finn
Concerns raised that increasing the percentage someone can claim back on their bills might encourage people to be less careful about their household energy consumption.
The pension and welfare package will be a 'big part' of the Budget next week, says Varadkar
Former ministers raise concerns with Varadkar about Budget spending promises
Former minister Charlie Flanagan said there is a need for caution with public money.
Roll out of free contraception expected to be given green light for Budget 2022
The roll out of free contraception is key promise in the programme for government.