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#Budget Day

# budget-day - This year 2022

'Energy payments help, but how much will our bills go up?': Your response to Budget 2023
# Your Stories
# Your Stories

'Energy payments help, but how much will our bills go up?': Your response to Budget 2023

Updated Sep 28th 2022, 9:20 AM 17,764 Views 7 Comments

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
# Cost Of Living Crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis

Budget aims to help 'most vulnerable' and the 'squeezed middle', says McGrath

Updated Jul 1st 2022, 4:20 PM 20,713 Views 34 Comments

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
# Budget Roundup
# Budget Roundup

Hopes rise that Budget 2023 will introduce new 30% tax band to help squeezed middle

Jun 9th 2022, 12:05 AM 70,975 Views 105 Comments
  • 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.

# budget-day - Last year 2021

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 38,750 Views 46 Comments

A 50% discount on fares will be rolled out by the middle of 2022.

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

Poll: Are you worried about the Budget?

Oct 12th 2021, 8:38 AM 25,752 Views 40 Comments

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?
# What We Know
# What We Know

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

Oct 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 48,998 Views 28 Comments

The budget will take place on 12 October.

Bonus payment details for frontline workers won't be announced on Budget day, says Taoiseach
# Budget Day
# Budget Day

Bonus payment details for frontline workers won't be announced on Budget day, says Taoiseach

Updated Sep 29th 2021, 8:23 PM 27,570 Views 42 Comments

Speaking to reporters, he said details of the bonus is ‘not a Budget day issue’.

# budget-day - All time

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 19,038 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 48,191 Views 56 Comments

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
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Health changes: Drug payment scheme reduced and medical card threshold for over-70s increased

Oct 8th 2019, 3:54 PM 25,397 Views 15 Comments

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
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Fine Gael TDs fearful of the heat over carbon tax hikes - and call for increase to fuel allowance

Oct 8th 2019, 6:10 AM 14,678 Views 50 Comments

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
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Late-night talks secure unwritten granny-flat grant promise, dependent on one pilot property

Oct 9th 2018, 6:16 PM 21,997 Views 29 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

How marriage is all-important when examining your tax burden

Oct 9th 2018, 7:00 AM 48,912 Views 31 Comments

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
# Toast To The Taoiseach
# Toast To The Taoiseach

The busiest day in the Dáil bar was the day Leo became Taoiseach

Dec 17th 2017, 4:00 PM 21,118 Views 71 Comments

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
# Up Early
# Up Early

'No fireworks, no big bonanza' - Leo's been managing expectations ahead of the Budget

Oct 10th 2017, 9:20 AM 16,494 Views 61 Comments

It’s that time of year again.

14 words and phrases as Gaeilge to get you through budget day
# Giving Up The Fags
From The Daily Edge
# Giving Up The Fags

14 words and phrases as Gaeilge to get you through budget day

Oct 11th 2016, 1:52 PM 2,691 Views 0 Comments

Pack of clowns.

No surprises on the way in this year's Budget - but there will be a reduction in USC
# Budget 17
# Budget 17

No surprises on the way in this year's Budget - but there will be a reduction in USC

Sep 13th 2016, 6:12 AM 20,368 Views 48 Comments

Michael Noonan said the detail of the USC reduction is yet to be decided.

14 new taxes that would solve Ireland's problems
# Taxman
From The Daily Edge
# Taxman

14 new taxes that would solve Ireland's problems

Oct 13th 2015, 1:35 PM 9,891 Views 3 Comments

AKA The People’s Real Budget.

Crisis point? Nurses will refuse to do office work or answer phones in protest
# Budget Day
# Budget Day

Crisis point? Nurses will refuse to do office work or answer phones in protest

Oct 8th 2015, 8:48 AM 8,681 Views 26 Comments

INMO members at St Vincent’s Hospital will hold a protest on Monday.

This trailer for The Guarantee will fill you with righteous anger
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

This trailer for The Guarantee will fill you with righteous anger

Oct 14th 2014, 1:39 PM 15,123 Views 0 Comments

Nice timing, folks.

Cigarettes and petrol: How much have the old reliables been hiked in the last 20 years?
# Pack Of Twenty
# Pack Of Twenty

Cigarettes and petrol: How much have the old reliables been hiked in the last 20 years?

Oct 12th 2014, 8:10 AM 31,412 Views 48 Comments

And what ministers are the most responsible?

12 foolproof ways to escape Budget Day
# Beat The Budget
From The Daily Edge
# Beat The Budget

12 foolproof ways to escape Budget Day

Dec 5th 2012, 12:39 PM 6,956 Views 10 Comments

Avoid the bad news with these handy tips.

Betfair offers free turkeys for Budget Day
# Turkeys
# Turkeys

Betfair offers free turkeys for Budget Day

Dec 5th 2012, 7:05 AM 7,399 Views 7 Comments

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
# Consumer Confidence
# Consumer Confidence

Irish consumer confidence rose in November

Dec 3rd 2012, 12:26 PM 2,612 Views 9 Comments

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.

As it happened: Budget 2012 liveblog
Live Dec 6th 2011, 7:09 PM

As it happened: Budget 2012 liveblog

Here’s Michael Noonan’s Budget 2012 speech… as a word cloud
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Here’s Michael Noonan’s Budget 2012 speech… as a word cloud

Dec 6th 2011, 4:42 PM 1,995 Views 6 Comments

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
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Budget Day (pt 2) – the main points from Michael Noonan's announcement

Dec 6th 2011, 4:40 PM 14,994 Views 90 Comments

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
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

In full: Michael Noonan's Budget speech to the Dáil

Dec 6th 2011, 4:34 PM 3,210 Views 7 Comments

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?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you worried about December’s Budget?

Sep 12th 2011, 3:20 PM 3,717 Views 89 Comments

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
# Budget11
# Budget11

Brian Lenihan odds-on to sing the blues - and wear them too

Dec 7th 2010, 1:51 PM 674 Views 0 Comments

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
# Riot Police
# Riot Police

Gardai refuse to spell out Dail protection for Budget Day

Dec 1st 2010, 4:02 PM 726 Views 0 Comments

As The Star reports that all leave has been cancelled for riot police, Garda bosses are keeping a tight lid on “operational matters”.