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# budget-2022 - Monday 25 October, 2021

Opinion: Government has squandered an opportunity to make real, balanced, and lasting changes
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Opinion: Government has squandered an opportunity to make real, balanced, and lasting changes

Oct 25th 2021, 6:45 AM 14,647 Views 17 Comments

The Civil Engagement Group senators say the government needs to be fairer and act faster in its budgets.

# budget-2022 - Saturday 23 October, 2021

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer

Oct 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 7,504 Views 36 Comments

Budget 2021 won’t bring long-term equality and fairness with the spectre of climate change, writes Dr Shana Cohen.

# budget-2022 - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about numbers?
# The Count
# The Count

Quiz: How much do you know about numbers?

Oct 16th 2021, 10:00 PM 51,281 Views 24 Comments

We all know that 42 is the most important, but anyway…

'Good reasons for concern': Young face worrying circumstances despite Budget's 'youthful tinge'
# Young Adults
# Young Adults

'Good reasons for concern': Young face worrying circumstances despite Budget's 'youthful tinge'

Oct 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,583 Views 15 Comments
  • 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,

# budget-2022 - Friday 15 October, 2021

Opinion: For too long, contraception has been a woman’s private and personal responsibility
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Opinion: For too long, contraception has been a woman’s private and personal responsibility

Oct 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 10,566 Views 7 Comments

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.

# budget-2022 - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Morning Memo: Who benefits most from the tax changes in Budget 2022?
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Morning Memo: Who benefits most from the tax changes in Budget 2022?

Oct 13th 2021, 11:53 AM 15,681 Views 5 Comments

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
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Electric cars 'not yet affordable' for many as Ireland pushes for a million on the road by 2030

Oct 13th 2021, 6:00 AM 28,674 Views 110 Comments

Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton yesterday described this as “an ambitious” target.

Budget 2022: Here are the measures that kick in today
# Immediate Changes
# Immediate Changes

Budget 2022: Here are the measures that kick in today

Oct 13th 2021, 12:10 AM 45,263 Views 32 Comments

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

# budget-2022 - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

'Are you joking?' - Taoiseach denies Budget is attempt to woo young voters away from Sinn Féin
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

'Are you joking?' - Taoiseach denies Budget is attempt to woo young voters away from Sinn Féin

Oct 12th 2021, 11:59 PM 29,869 Views 77 Comments

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 Budget
# The Budget

'Over 25s have sex': Criticism of decision to limit free contraception scheme to young women

Oct 12th 2021, 9:32 PM 28,505 Views 45 Comments

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'
# Focus Ireland
# Focus Ireland

Opposition says Budget does 'nothing' for renters as minister hints at 'more permanent caps'

Updated Oct 12th 2021, 7:30 PM 13,641 Views 17 Comments

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
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Hospitality groups express disappointment at ending of reduced VAT rate next August

Oct 12th 2021, 6:50 PM 10,237 Views 14 Comments

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
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Budget 2022: Here are the main points you need to know

Updated Oct 12th 2021, 6:50 PM 153,927 Views 126 Comments
  • 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
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Budget 2022: Here's how the measures announced today will impact motorists

Oct 12th 2021, 6:00 PM 29,631 Views 36 Comments

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?
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Budget 2022: What measures were announced today to support parents of young children?

Updated Oct 12th 2021, 5:18 PM 27,037 Views 10 Comments

A number of changes to benefit parents and children with childcare were announced today.

As it happened: Budget 2022 revealed as govt pledges to 'restore, repair and recover'
Live Oct 12th 2021, 5:12 PM

As it happened: Budget 2022 revealed as govt pledges to 'restore, repair and recover'

Carbon tax, transport investment: The main climate measures at the centre of today's Budget
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Carbon tax, transport investment: The main climate measures at the centre of today's Budget

Oct 12th 2021, 4:15 PM 6,615 Views 7 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

350 new primary school teachers and over 1,000 new SNAs announced in Budget

Oct 12th 2021, 3:14 PM 10,260 Views 6 Comments

Primary school class sizes are set to be reduced.

800 more gardaí to be recruited in 2022
# Guards
# Guards

800 more gardaí to be recruited in 2022

Oct 12th 2021, 2:59 PM 9,585 Views 15 Comments

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
# Energy Bills
# Energy Bills

Employees working at home will be allowed claim back 30% of their energy bills against tax

Oct 12th 2021, 2:50 PM 24,561 Views 39 Comments

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
# Welfare
# Welfare

State pension and core social welfare payments to increase by €5 per week

Oct 12th 2021, 2:48 PM 31,743 Views 26 Comments
  • 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
# Carbon Tax
# Carbon Tax

'The world is burning': Donohoe confirms further carbon tax increase by €7.50 per tonne

Oct 12th 2021, 2:15 PM 15,099 Views 36 Comments

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
# YOuth Travel Card
# YOuth Travel Card

Discounted public transport fares for 19 to 23 year olds announced as part of Budget

Updated Oct 12th 2021, 2:09 PM 33,341 Views 46 Comments

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
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

New zoned land tax branded a 'total joke' by opposition TDs

Oct 12th 2021, 2:00 PM 17,162 Views 8 Comments

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
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Most packets of cigarettes will now cost €15 after 50c tax hike

Oct 12th 2021, 1:44 PM 24,599 Views 27 Comments

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
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Pandemic wage subsidy scheme to be extended to April 2022, Donohoe confirms

Oct 12th 2021, 1:43 PM 12,531 Views 11 Comments

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
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Budget 2022 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold

Oct 12th 2021, 9:24 AM 51,231 Views 84 Comments

Politicians are back in Leinster House for this year’s Budget.

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

Poll: Are you worried about the Budget?

Oct 12th 2021, 8:38 AM 25,738 Views 40 Comments

It is not likely to be a bumper giveaway after the giant pandemic budget of last year.

# budget-2022 - Monday 11 October, 2021

Opinion: Low pay is rampant in Ireland and it's a problem for workers, the economy and society
# Minimum Wage
# Minimum Wage

Opinion: Low pay is rampant in Ireland and it's a problem for workers, the economy and society

Updated Oct 11th 2021, 10:00 AM 30,685 Views 42 Comments

Ireland has one of the highest levels of low pay in the EU, something we can no longer ignore, writes SIPTU’s Michael Taft.

# budget-2022 - Sunday 10 October, 2021

‘Reduced deficit will not see Government splurge in Budget’
# Michael McGrath
# Michael McGrath

‘Reduced deficit will not see Government splurge in Budget’

Oct 10th 2021, 2:12 PM 9,194 Views 21 Comments

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
# Times Of Austerity
# Times Of Austerity

Budget (Leaks) 2012: Household Charge, Enda's National Address and 'sacrosanct' corporate tax

Oct 10th 2021, 7:01 AM 20,469 Views 4 Comments

Budget 2012 was the first budget of the Fine Gael/Labour era.

# budget-2022 - Saturday 9 October, 2021

Budget 2022: Government considering two measures for people working from home
# WFH
# WFH

Budget 2022: Government considering two measures for people working from home

Oct 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 47,708 Views 29 Comments
  • 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

# budget-2022 - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Former ministers raise concerns with Varadkar about Budget spending promises
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Former ministers raise concerns with Varadkar about Budget spending promises

Oct 7th 2021, 11:42 AM 13,965 Views 15 Comments

Former minister Charlie Flanagan said there is a need for caution with public money.

# budget-2022 - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Roll out of free contraception expected to be given green light for Budget 2022
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Roll out of free contraception expected to be given green light for Budget 2022

Oct 5th 2021, 6:00 AM 18,786 Views 44 Comments

The roll out of free contraception is key promise in the programme for government.

# budget-2022 - Saturday 2 October, 2021

Budget 2022: What can we expect - and what are the non-runners?
# What We Know
# What We Know

Budget 2022: What can we expect - and what are the non-runners?

Oct 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 48,755 Views 28 Comments

The budget will take place on 12 October.

# budget-2022 - Monday 27 September, 2021

Winter Fuel Allowance payment begins this week as govt hints at widening eligibility net
# Thintean Fein
# Thintean Fein

Winter Fuel Allowance payment begins this week as govt hints at widening eligibility net

Sep 27th 2021, 6:21 AM 60,439 Views 15 Comments

The fuel allowance is an additional social welfare payment that is means-tested.

# budget-2022 - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Tánaiste hints at minimum wage increase due to rising cost of living
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Tánaiste hints at minimum wage increase due to rising cost of living

Sep 23rd 2021, 5:54 PM 27,496 Views 39 Comments

The national minimum wage is €10.20 per hour

# budget-2022 - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Government's 'risky' budget strategy could put debt on 'unsustainable path', watchdog warns
# Fiscal Advisory Council
# Fiscal Advisory Council

Government's 'risky' budget strategy could put debt on 'unsustainable path', watchdog warns

Sep 15th 2021, 9:58 AM 12,625 Views 23 Comments

The Fiscal Advisory Council said there are “clear needs” to tackle housing, health and climate shortfalls.

# budget-2022 - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Government should abandon plans for 'unaffordable tax cuts', says ICTU
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Government should abandon plans for 'unaffordable tax cuts', says ICTU

Updated Sep 14th 2021, 11:01 AM 26,309 Views 42 Comments
  • "Permanent tax cuts" set out in the Summer Economic Statement are "unjustified", ICTU says.
  • Instead, Budget 2022 should prioritise spending on public services including early years care.
  • Government should phase out various reliefs related to Capital Acquisitions and Local Property taxes.
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