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#Budget

# budget - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Michael Harty to vote against Budget over 'uninspired' and 'inadequate' measures
# Health
# Health

Michael Harty to vote against Budget over 'uninspired' and 'inadequate' measures

Oct 9th 2018, 7:00 PM 19,153 Views 21 Comments

The independent TD said he is “very disappointed” by today’s announcement.

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing

Oct 9th 2018, 6:00 PM 12,221 Views 12 Comments

Almost 10,000 people in Ireland are homeless, with many priced out of the rental market.

As it happened: Government unveils Budget 2019
Live Oct 9th 2018, 5:15 PM

As it happened: Government unveils Budget 2019

Here's what Budget 2019 means for someone earning €40,000
# Wage Packet
# Wage Packet

Here's what Budget 2019 means for someone earning €40,000

Oct 9th 2018, 4:38 PM 45,354 Views 16 Comments

This is what your savings will be.

'Like eunuchs at a brothel': The blunt and bizarre opposition reaction to Budget 2019
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

'Like eunuchs at a brothel': The blunt and bizarre opposition reaction to Budget 2019

Oct 9th 2018, 3:45 PM 16,021 Views 13 Comments

Not everyone was happy with the budget.

What will Budget 2019 mean for those earning around €50,000?
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

What will Budget 2019 mean for those earning around €50,000?

Oct 9th 2018, 3:11 PM 39,409 Views 28 Comments

There will be some modest savings for earners next year.

What Budget 2019 means for someone earning around €20,000
# In Your Pocket
# In Your Pocket

What Budget 2019 means for someone earning around €20,000

Oct 9th 2018, 3:11 PM 30,088 Views 21 Comments

Thanks to changes to the Universal Social Charge, there will be some modest savings next year.

€1.5 billion to go into a Rainy Day Fund
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

€1.5 billion to go into a Rainy Day Fund

Oct 9th 2018, 2:53 PM 9,917 Views 30 Comments

Another €500m is to be added to the fund annually from 2019.

Budget 2019: Here are the main points you need to know
# The Budget
# The Budget

Budget 2019: Here are the main points you need to know

Oct 9th 2018, 2:20 PM 137,294 Views 138 Comments

How will today’s announcements affect you?

Parent-to-children inheritance tax threshold to increase by €10,000
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Parent-to-children inheritance tax threshold to increase by €10,000

Oct 9th 2018, 2:03 PM 26,206 Views 26 Comments

The tax-free threshold is to increase from €310,000 to €320,000

The price of a packet of cigarettes is set to go up by 50c
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

The price of a packet of cigarettes is set to go up by 50c

Oct 9th 2018, 1:36 PM 16,073 Views 24 Comments

A 20-packet of a popular brand will now cost smokers €12.70.

Met Éireann warns of 'ferocious looking beast' as storm expected to hit overnight on Thursday
# Budget Weather
# Budget Weather

Met Éireann warns of 'ferocious looking beast' as storm expected to hit overnight on Thursday

Oct 9th 2018, 7:26 AM 83,737 Views 27 Comments

Today is set to generally be blustery, with strong and gusty southerly winds.

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 48,830 Views 32 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.

This is 'not an election budget': It's D-Day, so here's a look at how things will unfold
# Watch This Fiscal Space
# Watch This Fiscal Space

This is 'not an election budget': It's D-Day, so here's a look at how things will unfold

Oct 9th 2018, 6:10 AM 22,411 Views 41 Comments

From a live stream to a Q&A, here’s what you can expect from TheJournal.ie on this Budget day.

# budget - Monday 8 October, 2018

Most people want cost of cigarettes increased by fiver to fund cancer treatments
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Most people want cost of cigarettes increased by fiver to fund cancer treatments

Oct 8th 2018, 11:35 PM 22,451 Views 78 Comments

Budget 2019 is set to be unveiled tomorrow.

Poll: Do you pay attention to the Budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you pay attention to the Budget?

Oct 8th 2018, 9:39 AM 26,254 Views 44 Comments

Budget 2019 will be announced tomorrow, but are you going to take any notice of it?

# budget - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Fire and fury: Ireland’s first post-Tiger austerity budget
# In The Mire
# In The Mire

Fire and fury: Ireland’s first post-Tiger austerity budget

Oct 7th 2018, 9:30 PM 38,349 Views 35 Comments

Brian Lenihan delivered his first Budget 10 years ago, just when Ireland was on the brink of economic ruin.

Welfare increase, fuel hike and income tax cuts: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019
# Budget
# Budget

Welfare increase, fuel hike and income tax cuts: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019

Oct 7th 2018, 6:05 AM 79,749 Views 143 Comments

Petrol, diesel, fuel and cigarettes are all set to rise.

# budget - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Ministers told corporation tax windfall will not be used in next week's Budget
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Ministers told corporation tax windfall will not be used in next week's Budget

Oct 4th 2018, 6:10 AM 13,885 Views 48 Comments

Taoiseach says measures to put money into people’s pockets next week will be “modest”.

# budget - Monday 1 October, 2018

Irish consumer confidence falls sharply amid Brexit fears and increase in cost of bills
# Clouds On The Horizon
# Clouds On The Horizon

Irish consumer confidence falls sharply amid Brexit fears and increase in cost of bills

Oct 1st 2018, 6:15 AM 13,929 Views 28 Comments

Consumer sentiment is at its lowest level since December 2016.

# budget - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

'Ireland is an expensive country - so what can the government do about it in this year's Budget?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Ireland is an expensive country - so what can the government do about it in this year's Budget?'

Sep 18th 2018, 7:00 AM 37,303 Views 66 Comments

With the Budget coming up, it’s a good time to look at this subject, writes Rory Hearne.

# budget - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Most people want income tax cuts rather than increased spending in Budget 2019
# Show Me The Money
# Show Me The Money

Most people want income tax cuts rather than increased spending in Budget 2019

Sep 15th 2018, 4:00 PM 21,439 Views 137 Comments

Social welfare increases and a jump in the standard cut-off rate for income tax are expected.

# budget - Friday 14 September, 2018

Irish pharmacists want condoms to be made VAT-free
# Rollback
# Rollback

Irish pharmacists want condoms to be made VAT-free

Sep 14th 2018, 1:25 PM 12,155 Views 43 Comments

Currently they have a VAT rate of 13.5%.

# budget - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Poll: What is most important to you in the Budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What is most important to you in the Budget?

Sep 6th 2018, 10:04 AM 50,402 Views 186 Comments

It’s that time of year again.

# budget - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Poll: Should older people be 'incentivised' to downsize their homes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should older people be 'incentivised' to downsize their homes?

Aug 9th 2018, 10:28 AM 37,171 Views 173 Comments

Such an initiative is being proposed by the Independent Alliance ahead of October’s budget.

# budget - Monday 6 August, 2018

Welfare increase, carbon tax rise and more take home pay: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Welfare increase, carbon tax rise and more take home pay: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019

Aug 6th 2018, 12:05 AM 73,648 Views 196 Comments

Speaking during his summer briefing with the media, Leo Varadkar outlined a number of measures being worked on for October’s Budget.

# budget - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Garda management says it may be 'impossible' to afford wages for the rest of the year
# Wages
# Wages

Garda management says it may be 'impossible' to afford wages for the rest of the year

Jun 28th 2018, 5:35 PM 28,030 Views 83 Comments

The organisation has had to cap overtime to try to control its spending.

Pearse Doherty: 'We would invest the €1.4bn available, putting us on our way to a new society'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Pearse Doherty: 'We would invest the €1.4bn available, putting us on our way to a new society'

Jun 28th 2018, 7:00 AM 18,240 Views 90 Comments

Sinn Féin would choose to invest in shared and stable prosperity for all people of this island, writes Pearse Doherty.

# budget - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Taoiseach to talk to Micheál Martin about extending confidence and supply 'when the time is right'

Taoiseach to talk to Micheál Martin about extending confidence and supply 'when the time is right'

May 30th 2018, 6:15 PM 43,721 Views 65 Comments

The confidence and supply agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil runs until the Budget next October.

# budget - Friday 4 May, 2018

Sean Canney quits the Independent Alliance
# Stepping Down
# Stepping Down

Sean Canney quits the Independent Alliance

May 4th 2018, 9:54 AM 15,191 Views 36 Comments

He announced the move this morning.

# budget - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Play golf on paternity leave? You're lucky to have time to breathe
# Mandatory And Compulsory
# Mandatory And Compulsory

Play golf on paternity leave? You're lucky to have time to breathe

Apr 7th 2018, 8:15 AM 1,175 Views 20 Comments

The government is reportedly considering making paid paternity leave mandatory for all new fathers.

# budget - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Northern Ireland budget to include £410 million from DUP deal with Conservatives
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland budget to include £410 million from DUP deal with Conservatives

Mar 8th 2018, 5:28 PM 12,321 Views 42 Comments

The budget also sets out £80 million in support of immediate health and education pressure.

# budget - Monday 1 January, 2018

Could this Japanese budgeting journal help you save money in 2018?
# Kakeibo
# Kakeibo

Could this Japanese budgeting journal help you save money in 2018?

Jan 1st 2018, 11:00 PM 53,131 Views 16 Comments

We’ve had the Japanese art of tidying up – now it’s the Japanese art of saving money.

Which Budget changes kick in today?
# What's Happening
# What's Happening

Which Budget changes kick in today?

Jan 1st 2018, 12:05 AM 94,041 Views 47 Comments

Changes to tax bands and USC take effect today – here’s how they’ll impact your pocket.

# budget - Friday 29 December, 2017

Taoiseach says he can see no reason why the confidence and supply agreement can't be extended
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

Taoiseach says he can see no reason why the confidence and supply agreement can't be extended

Dec 29th 2017, 2:00 PM 8,165 Views 62 Comments

Micheál Martin says his party want to see delivery on the key issues in 2018

# budget - Monday 25 December, 2017

'Problems coming in the door are more intense': Guidance counsellors say cuts hit teens hard
# Guidance
# Guidance

'Problems coming in the door are more intense': Guidance counsellors say cuts hit teens hard

Dec 25th 2017, 6:30 AM 8,118 Views 5 Comments

Some 600 of these posts were withdrawn in Budget 2012.

# budget - Friday 15 December, 2017

'Brussels spends our money on pet projects for which it has no mandate'
# Column
# Column

'Brussels spends our money on pet projects for which it has no mandate'

Dec 15th 2017, 7:00 AM 16,624 Views 67 Comments

Lack of engagement with citizens undermines the positive work of the EU, writes Malcolm Byrne.

# budget - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Ryanair brings Irish Independent and journalist to court
# Courts
# Courts

Ryanair brings Irish Independent and journalist to court

Nov 16th 2017, 6:05 AM 37,993 Views 0 Comments

The journalist has recently been reporting on pay talks Ryanair has been having with pilots.

# budget - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'This is British direct rule' says SDLP leader, as Westminster passes North budget
# Budget
# Budget

'This is British direct rule' says SDLP leader, as Westminster passes North budget

Nov 14th 2017, 10:27 AM 11,973 Views 103 Comments

The Northern Ireland Budget Bill passed through the House of Commons yesterday.

# budget - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Varadkar won't support motion which reverses pension cut for taking time out of the workforce
# Losing Out
# Losing Out

Varadkar won't support motion which reverses pension cut for taking time out of the workforce

Oct 17th 2017, 8:49 PM 26,307 Views 76 Comments

Many are angry that their State pension payments are significantly smaller than they would have been before 2012.