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Sunday 24 September 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Budget Day

This year
Tax package, energy and business supports to form part of October's giveaway budget
This year’s budget takes place on 10 October.
Last year
'Energy payments help, but how much will our bills go up?': Your response to Budget 2023
We asked our readers to share their responses to the budget. Here’s what they told us.
Budget aims to help 'most vulnerable' and the 'squeezed middle', says McGrath
Cabinet could decide next week to bring the Budget forward to the end of September.
Hopes rise that Budget 2023 will introduce new 30% tax band to help squeezed middle
Minister Heather Humphreys threw her support behind recent comments by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar where he proposed a new middle rate tax band.
Minister Heather Humphreys throws her support behind comments made by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar recently, where he said a new middle rate tax band could help cushion the blow of inflation on the squeezed middle, reports Christina Finn
Increasing State supports and reducing the cost of services is understood to be the main focus for Budget 2023 this October.
Discussions underway to reduce childcare costs, public transport fares and hospital charges.
All time
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.
Poll: Are you worried about the Budget?
It is not likely to be a bumper giveaway after the giant pandemic budget of last year.
Budget 2022: What can we expect - and what are the non-runners?
The budget will take place on 12 October.
Bonus payment details for frontline workers won't be announced on Budget day, says Taoiseach
Speaking to reporters, he said details of the bonus is ‘not a Budget day issue’.
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.
Health changes: Drug payment scheme reduced and medical card threshold for over-70s increased
The total budget for the sector has been increased to €17.4 billion.
Fine Gael TDs fearful of the heat over carbon tax hikes - and call for increase to fuel allowance
There is expected to be a package of supports for Bord na Mona workers announced.
Late-night talks secure unwritten granny-flat grant promise, dependent on one pilot property
Shane Ross says the deal isn’t written down, but the finance minister calls it a sensible idea.
How marriage is all-important when examining your tax burden
Overall, Ireland’s labour income taxation system can be considered fair, however the benefits of saying “I do” may play a larger role in this than one might have expected, writes Shawn Britton.
The busiest day in the Dáil bar was the day Leo became Taoiseach
Three of the top five busiest days for the Dáil bar were linked to the Fine Gael leadership challenge.
'No fireworks, no big bonanza' - Leo's been managing expectations ahead of the Budget
It’s that time of year again.
14 words and phrases as Gaeilge to get you through budget day
Pack of clowns.
No surprises on the way in this year's Budget - but there will be a reduction in USC
Michael Noonan said the detail of the USC reduction is yet to be decided.
14 new taxes that would solve Ireland's problems
AKA The People’s Real Budget.
Crisis point? Nurses will refuse to do office work or answer phones in protest
INMO members at St Vincent’s Hospital will hold a protest on Monday.
This trailer for The Guarantee will fill you with righteous anger
Nice timing, folks.
Cigarettes and petrol: How much have the old reliables been hiked in the last 20 years?
And what ministers are the most responsible?
12 foolproof ways to escape Budget Day
Avoid the bad news with these handy tips.
Betfair offers free turkeys for Budget Day
The betting company gave away petrol and Christmas trees in previous years, but this year it is giving away… turkeys.
Irish consumer confidence rose in November
The KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI index shows a small amount of growth with sentiment at 63.8 in November compared to 60.9 in October.
Budget 2012 liveblog
Join us for live video and text commentary, as Michael Noonan tells us how he plans to raise €1.6bn in extra taxes next year.
Here’s Michael Noonan’s Budget 2012 speech… as a word cloud
A pictorial representation of Michael Noonan’s Budget 2012 speech, as delivered to Dáil Éireann this afternoon.
Budget Day (pt 2) – the main points from Michael Noonan's announcement
Here are the main points of the taxation measures announced by the Minister for Finance in the Dáil today.
In full: Michael Noonan's Budget speech to the Dáil
The full text, as prepared in advance, of Michael Noonan’s Budget 2012 speech to the Dáil delivered this afternoon.
Poll: Are you worried about December’s Budget?
Pat Rabbitte has been dropping ominous warnings about the pain contained in Budget 2012 – but is it too early for us to be getting anxious.
Brian Lenihan odds-on to sing the blues - and wear them too
Betting on the colour of the Finance Minister’s tie on Budget Day settles on inoffensive shade – and he’s 50/1 to wear a Santa suit.
Gardai refuse to spell out Dail protection for Budget Day
As The Star reports that all leave has been cancelled for riot police, Garda bosses are keeping a tight lid on “operational matters”.