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# budget - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Explainer: Why has a big post-Budget row erupted over women's State pensions?
# Not Fair
# Not Fair

Explainer: Why has a big post-Budget row erupted over women's State pensions?

Oct 12th 2017, 6:02 PM 30,365 Views 52 Comments

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

# budget - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Watch: We answered all of your Budget 2018 questions live
# Facebook Live
# Facebook Live

Watch: We answered all of your Budget 2018 questions live

Oct 11th 2017, 2:26 PM 5,465 Views 0 Comments

USC cuts, tax band increases and the Christmas bonus.

Eamon Ryan used a Simpsons reference in the Dáil yesterday
# Perfectly Cromulent
# Perfectly Cromulent

Eamon Ryan used a Simpsons reference in the Dáil yesterday

Oct 11th 2017, 12:45 PM 14,534 Views 24 Comments

A noble Budget embiggens the smallest man.

Eamon Ryan dropped a casual Simpsons reference in the Dáil yesterday
# Perfectly Cromulent
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# Perfectly Cromulent

Eamon Ryan dropped a casual Simpsons reference in the Dáil yesterday

Oct 11th 2017, 9:58 AM 5,213 Views 4 Comments

A noble Budget embiggens the smallest man.

# budget - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Here's what Budget 2018 means for someone earning around €100,000
# Savings
# Savings

Here's what Budget 2018 means for someone earning around €100,000

Oct 10th 2017, 6:00 PM 37,814 Views 33 Comments

Changes to the USC and the entry point level mean savings of at least €328 for these workers next year.

'Modest' plan to increase number of electric cars and 'measly' cycling investment
# On Your Bike
# On Your Bike

'Modest' plan to increase number of electric cars and 'measly' cycling investment

Oct 10th 2017, 3:39 PM 15,846 Views 53 Comments

Eamon Ryan is not impressed by the €3 million allocated to improve cycling infrastructure.

What Budget 2018 means for someone earning around €20,000
# In Your Pocket
# In Your Pocket

What Budget 2018 means for someone earning around €20,000

Oct 10th 2017, 3:30 PM 19,049 Views 25 Comments

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

Doctors say health budget will do little to improve 'overcrowded death zone' hospitals
# Crisis Point
# Crisis Point

Doctors say health budget will do little to improve 'overcrowded death zone' hospitals

Oct 10th 2017, 2:40 PM 7,749 Views 41 Comments

Paschal Donohoe said health spending is already at record levels but is being increased because the area “needs improvement”.

Find out how Budget 2018 will affect you with TheJournal.ie's calculator
# Budget 2018
# Budget 2018

Find out how Budget 2018 will affect you with TheJournal.ie's calculator

Oct 10th 2017, 2:30 PM 93,351 Views 20 Comments

Here’s how your take-home pay, tax and spending will change.

All weekly social welfare payments to increase by a fiver from March
# Fiver Friday
# Fiver Friday

All weekly social welfare payments to increase by a fiver from March

Oct 10th 2017, 2:20 PM 30,221 Views 132 Comments

A Christmas bonus of 85% will be paid to social welfare recipients this year.

As it happened: A sugar tax, €5 extra for welfare, and a huge plan for housing - Budget 2018 is revealed
Live Oct 10th 2017, 2:02 PM

As it happened: A sugar tax, €5 extra for welfare, and a huge plan for housing - Budget 2018 is revealed

On the housing list? Here’s what Budget 2018’s doing for you
# Hap Increase
# Hap Increase

On the housing list? Here’s what Budget 2018’s doing for you

Oct 10th 2017, 1:41 PM 11,369 Views 18 Comments

An increase to the Hap scheme and pledges for more social housing have been announced by the Minister.

# budget - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Most people don't think they'll be better off after next week's Budget
# Money In Your Pocket
# Money In Your Pocket

Most people don't think they'll be better off after next week's Budget

Oct 8th 2017, 8:00 AM 9,714 Views 34 Comments

That’s according to the results of a poll for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live.

# budget - Saturday 7 October, 2017

What's the number one thing you'd like to see in Tuesday's Budget?
# Tax And Spend
# Tax And Spend

What's the number one thing you'd like to see in Tuesday's Budget?

Oct 7th 2017, 8:45 AM 10,781 Views 62 Comments

Budget 2018 will be done and dusted in a matter of days – what would you like to see in it?

# budget - Monday 2 October, 2017

'My son had a 10% chance of survival and I only had 8 weeks paid leave when I got him home'
# Premature Baby
# Premature Baby

'My son had a 10% chance of survival and I only had 8 weeks paid leave when I got him home'

Oct 2nd 2017, 6:05 AM 28,753 Views 33 Comments

Calls for extended maternity leave and benefit for mothers of premature babies.

# budget - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

'Too many people are being left behind': Calls to make housing a priority in the Budget
# Simon Community
# Simon Community

'Too many people are being left behind': Calls to make housing a priority in the Budget

Sep 19th 2017, 10:53 AM 10,691 Views 76 Comments

The Simon Community launched its ‘No One Left Behind’ campaign yesterday.

# budget - Friday 15 September, 2017

Varadkar says he wants a sugar tax introduced next year
# Fine Gael Think-In
# Fine Gael Think-In

Varadkar says he wants a sugar tax introduced next year

Sep 15th 2017, 4:58 PM 15,231 Views 116 Comments

The Taoiseach said he is a long-term supporter of the tax.

# budget - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Ireland needs to break EU rules in order to build more houses, says Solidarity-PBP
# Rulebook
# Rulebook

Ireland needs to break EU rules in order to build more houses, says Solidarity-PBP

Sep 13th 2017, 2:06 PM 15,592 Views 83 Comments

Richard Boyd Barrett said the government needs to declare Ireland’s housing crisis an emergency.

One month out from the Budget, what can we expect?
# Income Tax
# Income Tax

One month out from the Budget, what can we expect?

Sep 13th 2017, 7:00 AM 26,099 Views 97 Comments

One thing we know, it’s not going to be a giveaway budget.

# budget - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Fiscal Council says Ireland is still vulnerable and warns against extra Budget spending
# Let's Get Fiscal
# Let's Get Fiscal

Fiscal Council says Ireland is still vulnerable and warns against extra Budget spending

Sep 5th 2017, 7:58 AM 6,067 Views 37 Comments

The council said any additional initiatives should be funded by tax increases or a re-allocation of spending.

# budget - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening
# Lack Of Staff
# Lack Of Staff

Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening

Aug 17th 2017, 7:43 AM 8,927 Views 38 Comments

The Irish Dental Association says 150 more dentists are needed.

# budget - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

'The government have put their funding into mental health campaigns rather than services'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'The government have put their funding into mental health campaigns rather than services'

Aug 16th 2017, 6:40 AM 7,682 Views 19 Comments

If we’re going to ask people to talk up, then we must have people to listen, writes Una Power.

# budget - Monday 7 August, 2017

Alice Mary Higgins: 'Budget 2018 must be gender and equality proofed'
# Column
# Column

Alice Mary Higgins: 'Budget 2018 must be gender and equality proofed'

Aug 7th 2017, 8:30 AM 7,232 Views 50 Comments

Statistics show that Ireland has one of the highest levels of income inequality in the OECD before redistribution through tax and social transfers, writes Senator Alice Mary Higgins.

# budget - Thursday 3 August, 2017

'This is not acceptable': Nearly 2,000 new staff needed in mental health services
# Recruitment
# Recruitment

'This is not acceptable': Nearly 2,000 new staff needed in mental health services

Aug 3rd 2017, 10:53 AM 14,701 Views 40 Comments

The figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s James Browne, after a parliamentary question to the Minister for Health.

# budget - Monday 24 July, 2017

Noonan's former right-hand man says government should consider raising retirement age
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Noonan's former right-hand man says government should consider raising retirement age

Jul 24th 2017, 6:15 AM 22,404 Views 62 Comments

The former Secretary General of the Department of Finance said the focus should shift from tax cuts to reducing the cost of living.

# budget - Saturday 15 July, 2017

No plans to legislate against loophole that allowed 200 people to try avoid paying €500 million in tax
# Revenue Commissioners
# Revenue Commissioners

No plans to legislate against loophole that allowed 200 people to try avoid paying €500 million in tax

Jul 15th 2017, 7:40 AM 35,155 Views 32 Comments

The Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe told the Dáil that there are no plans to legislate as the case was dealt with successfully.

# budget - Friday 14 July, 2017

Donohoe defends his share-holdings in drinks company Diageo
# Stocks And Shares
# Stocks And Shares

Donohoe defends his share-holdings in drinks company Diageo

Jul 14th 2017, 8:00 PM 25,347 Views 48 Comments

Three ministers were asked about their share-holdings during a press conference today.

# budget - Friday 7 July, 2017

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'
# Common Ground
# Common Ground

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'

Jul 7th 2017, 6:05 AM 26,112 Views 6 Comments

The Irish Hospice Foundation has said investing in bereavement services and end-of-life care will benefit society as a whole.

# budget - Thursday 22 June, 2017

A 'hard Brexit' could hit Ireland's budget to the tune €500 million over three years
# Public Purse
# Public Purse

A 'hard Brexit' could hit Ireland's budget to the tune €500 million over three years

Jun 22nd 2017, 12:00 PM 7,160 Views 26 Comments

The ESRI has sounded a warning over the impact on the economy.

# budget - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Filling your car is becoming very, very expensive - here's why
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Filling your car is becoming very, very expensive - here's why

Jan 29th 2017, 10:00 PM 59,274 Views 69 Comments

A combination of factors have seen the cost of running a vehicle jump by €18 a month in the last year.

# budget - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Booze, petrol, cigs: This is how much an extra 10 cent on our 'luxuries' would bring in
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Booze, petrol, cigs: This is how much an extra 10 cent on our 'luxuries' would bring in

Jan 8th 2017, 7:15 AM 16,987 Views 85 Comments

An increase of a couple of cent could mean big bucks to the State coffers.

# budget - Thursday 5 January, 2017

More than 500 people have already applied for the new first-time buyers scheme
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

More than 500 people have already applied for the new first-time buyers scheme

Jan 5th 2017, 1:55 PM 14,251 Views 25 Comments

The Help-To-Buy scheme opened for applications on Tuesday.

# budget - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Abortion, Syria and autograph requests - a look through the Taoiseach's post
# Dear Enda
# Dear Enda

Abortion, Syria and autograph requests - a look through the Taoiseach's post

Dec 24th 2016, 7:15 AM 7,637 Views 18 Comments

Some people love him and some people don’t.

# budget - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Budget 2017 provided greatest gains to those on lowest incomes - ESRI
# Rising Tide
# Rising Tide

Budget 2017 provided greatest gains to those on lowest incomes - ESRI

Dec 14th 2016, 6:10 AM 5,637 Views 13 Comments

The family types with the largest gains are “non-earning lone parents and unemployed couples” according to the ESRI

# budget - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Ryanair launches new package holiday service
# Air Amazon
# Air Amazon

Ryanair launches new package holiday service

Dec 1st 2016, 2:55 PM 35,053 Views 43 Comments

The low-cost carrier has launched ‘Ryanair Holidays’ in Ireland, the UK and Germany.

# budget - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Fiscal watchdog warns of "loss of momentum" of economic growth
# Economy
# Economy

Fiscal watchdog warns of "loss of momentum" of economic growth

Nov 30th 2016, 7:04 AM 7,833 Views 51 Comments

A new report said increased spending would have to be offset by raising taxes.

# budget - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Rio police rely on toilet paper donations due to cuts in funding
# Brazil
# Brazil

Rio police rely on toilet paper donations due to cuts in funding

Nov 27th 2016, 8:00 AM 7,000 Views 5 Comments

Severe budget shortfalls have left police scrounging for equipment, fuel and even the most basic hygiene items.

# budget - Sunday 23 October, 2016

FactCheck: Does the Budget give four times more to "sheep welfare" than home childcare?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Does the Budget give four times more to "sheep welfare" than home childcare?

Oct 23rd 2016, 8:30 AM 18,475 Views 27 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan made the remarkable claim in the Dáil this week. Is it true?

# budget - Friday 21 October, 2016

Outrage as Government accused of U-turn on mental health budget commitment
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Outrage as Government accused of U-turn on mental health budget commitment

Oct 21st 2016, 5:20 PM 13,236 Views 69 Comments

Mental Health Reform, the Psychiatric Nurses Association and Fianna Fáil have all hit out this evening.

# budget - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Varadkar confirms details around this year's welfare Christmas bonus
# Extra Money
# Extra Money

Varadkar confirms details around this year's welfare Christmas bonus

Oct 20th 2016, 9:49 PM 27,382 Views 73 Comments

Some 1.2 million people will receive the extra money.