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# Budget

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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.
This is 'not an election budget': It's D-Day, so here's a look at how things will unfold
From a live stream to a Q&A, here’s what you can expect from on this Budget day.
Most people want cost of cigarettes increased by fiver to fund cancer treatments
Budget 2019 is set to be unveiled tomorrow.
Poll: Do you pay attention to the Budget?
Budget 2019 will be announced tomorrow, but are you going to take any notice of it?
Fire and fury: Ireland’s first post-Tiger austerity budget
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
Petrol, diesel, fuel and cigarettes are all set to rise.
Ministers told corporation tax windfall will not be used in next week's Budget
Taoiseach says measures to put money into people’s pockets next week will be “modest”.
Irish consumer confidence falls sharply amid Brexit fears and increase in cost of bills
Consumer sentiment is at its lowest level since December 2016.
'Ireland is an expensive country - so what can the government do about it in this year's Budget?'
With the Budget coming up, it’s a good time to look at this subject, writes Rory Hearne.
Most people want income tax cuts rather than increased spending in Budget 2019
Social welfare increases and a jump in the standard cut-off rate for income tax are expected.
Irish pharmacists want condoms to be made VAT-free
Currently they have a VAT rate of 13.5%.
Poll: What is most important to you in the Budget?
It’s that time of year again.
Poll: Should older people be 'incentivised' to downsize their homes?
Such an initiative is being proposed by the Independent Alliance ahead of October’s budget.
Welfare increase, carbon tax rise and more take home pay: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019
Speaking during his summer briefing with the media, Leo Varadkar outlined a number of measures being worked on for October’s Budget.
Garda management says it may be 'impossible' to afford wages for the rest of the year
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'
Sinn Féin would choose to invest in shared and stable prosperity for all people of this island, writes Pearse Doherty.
Taoiseach to talk to Micheál Martin about extending confidence and supply 'when the time is right'
The confidence and supply agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil runs until the Budget next October.
Sean Canney quits the Independent Alliance
He announced the move this morning.
Play golf on paternity leave? You're lucky to have time to breathe
The government is reportedly considering making paid paternity leave mandatory for all new fathers.
Northern Ireland budget to include £410 million from DUP deal with Conservatives
The budget also sets out £80 million in support of immediate health and education pressure.
Could this Japanese budgeting journal help you save money in 2018?
We’ve had the Japanese art of tidying up – now it’s the Japanese art of saving money.
Which Budget changes kick in today?
Changes to tax bands and USC take effect today – here’s how they’ll impact your pocket.
Taoiseach says he can see no reason why the confidence and supply agreement can't be extended
Micheál Martin says his party want to see delivery on the key issues in 2018
'Problems coming in the door are more intense': Guidance counsellors say cuts hit teens hard
Some 600 of these posts were withdrawn in Budget 2012.
'Brussels spends our money on pet projects for which it has no mandate'
Lack of engagement with citizens undermines the positive work of the EU, writes Malcolm Byrne.
Ryanair brings Irish Independent and journalist to court
The journalist has recently been reporting on pay talks Ryanair has been having with pilots.
'This is British direct rule' says SDLP leader, as Westminster passes North budget
The Northern Ireland Budget Bill passed through the House of Commons yesterday.
Varadkar won't support motion which reverses pension cut for taking time out of the workforce
Many are angry that their State pension payments are significantly smaller than they would have been before 2012.
Explainer: Why has a big post-Budget row erupted over women's State pensions?
Many are angry that their State pension payments are significantly smaller than they would have been before 2012.
Watch: We answered all of your Budget 2018 questions live
USC cuts, tax band increases and the Christmas bonus.
Eamon Ryan used a Simpsons reference in the Dáil yesterday
A noble Budget embiggens the smallest man.
Eamon Ryan dropped a casual Simpsons reference in the Dáil yesterday
A noble Budget embiggens the smallest man.
Here's what Budget 2018 means for someone earning around €100,000
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
Eamon Ryan is not impressed by the €3 million allocated to improve cycling infrastructure.
What Budget 2018 means for someone earning around €20,000
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
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's calculator
Here’s how your take-home pay, tax and spending will change.
All weekly social welfare payments to increase by a fiver from March
A Christmas bonus of 85% will be paid to social welfare recipients this year.
A sugar tax, €5 extra for welfare, and a huge plan for housing - Budget 2018 is revealed
Follow Budget 2018 as it happens.
On the housing list? Here’s what Budget 2018’s doing for you
An increase to the Hap scheme and pledges for more social housing have been announced by the Minister.