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# Budget

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'My son had a 10% chance of survival and I only had 8 weeks paid leave when I got him home'
Calls for extended maternity leave and benefit for mothers of premature babies.
'Too many people are being left behind': Calls to make housing a priority in the Budget
The Simon Community launched its ‘No One Left Behind’ campaign yesterday.
Varadkar says he wants a sugar tax introduced next year
The Taoiseach said he is a long-term supporter of the tax.
Ireland needs to break EU rules in order to build more houses, says Solidarity-PBP
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?
One thing we know, it’s not going to be a giveaway budget.
Fiscal Council says Ireland is still vulnerable and warns against extra Budget spending
The council said any additional initiatives should be funded by tax increases or a re-allocation of spending.
Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening
The Irish Dental Association says 150 more dentists are needed.
'The government have put their funding into mental health campaigns rather than services'
If we’re going to ask people to talk up, then we must have people to listen, writes Una Power.
Alice Mary Higgins: 'Budget 2018 must be gender and equality proofed'
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.
'This is not acceptable': Nearly 2,000 new staff needed in mental health services
The figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s James Browne, after a parliamentary question to the Minister for Health.
Noonan's former right-hand man says government should consider raising retirement age
The former Secretary General of the Department of Finance said the focus should shift from tax cuts to reducing the cost of living.
No plans to legislate against loophole that allowed 200 people to try avoid paying €500 million in tax
The Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe told the Dáil that there are no plans to legislate as the case was dealt with successfully.
Donohoe defends his share-holdings in drinks company Diageo
Three ministers were asked about their share-holdings during a press conference today.
'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'
The Irish Hospice Foundation has said investing in bereavement services and end-of-life care will benefit society as a whole.
A 'hard Brexit' could hit Ireland's budget to the tune €500 million over three years
The ESRI has sounded a warning over the impact on the economy.
Filling your car is becoming very, very expensive - here's why
A combination of factors have seen the cost of running a vehicle jump by €18 a month in the last year.
Booze, petrol, cigs: This is how much an extra 10 cent on our 'luxuries' would bring in
An increase of a couple of cent could mean big bucks to the State coffers.
More than 500 people have already applied for the new first-time buyers scheme
The Help-To-Buy scheme opened for applications on Tuesday.
Abortion, Syria and autograph requests - a look through the Taoiseach's post
Some people love him and some people don’t.
Budget 2017 provided greatest gains to those on lowest incomes - ESRI
The family types with the largest gains are “non-earning lone parents and unemployed couples” according to the ESRI
Ryanair launches new package holiday service
The low-cost carrier has launched ‘Ryanair Holidays’ in Ireland, the UK and Germany.
Fiscal watchdog warns of "loss of momentum" of economic growth
A new report said increased spending would have to be offset by raising taxes.
Rio police rely on toilet paper donations due to cuts in funding
Severe budget shortfalls have left police scrounging for equipment, fuel and even the most basic hygiene items.
FactCheck: Does the Budget give four times more to "sheep welfare" than home childcare?
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan made the remarkable claim in the Dáil this week. Is it true?
Outrage as Government accused of U-turn on mental health budget commitment
Mental Health Reform, the Psychiatric Nurses Association and Fianna Fáil have all hit out this evening.
Varadkar confirms details around this year's welfare Christmas bonus
Some 1.2 million people will receive the extra money.
Coveney: Change to first-time-buyer scheme is 'sensible' but €600k threshold remains
The government has been forced to change one of its key budget proposals on foot of concerns raised by the Central Bank.
Almost 90% of people think politicians should forgo their pay increase
TDs are set to see their wages restored by €2,700 in April and another €2,700 in January.
Giving parents a tax credit for childcare would have cost nearly €600m
Finance Minister Michael Noonan said providing tax credits for paid child care would fail an equity test.
Online searches for new homes surge after Budget announcement
Interest in new homes was greatest in the Dublin area, along with the Dublin commuter counties, said one property website.
'A pint for everyone': How the front pages are covering the Budget
There are very few puns.
"I won't refer to your inexperience...": Noonan channels Reagan after Doherty raises age in TV debate
The Sinn Féin TD raised the Finance Minister’s age during a row in a panel debate on the Budget.
The 'fiver Friday Budget': The fingerprints of a lot of politicians were all over yesterday
Politicians from multiple parties have been taking credit for yesterday’s Budget.
Reaction: 'Populist' Budget 'utterly fails' to improve lives of disabled people
An increase in payments from the Government of €20 “wouldn’t burn a hole in their pockets for long,” one campaigner said.
"What Bertie Ahern would have done..." - Here's who said what on Budget Day
“Not at all Brexit-proof,” one lobby group leader said. “Shite,” said one (unnamed) TD.
Budget 2017: 'The budget has failed to deliver for small businesses'
Capital gains tax is largely unchanged and there will be no movement on company share schemes yet.
What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €40,000
What does the budget mean for you?
Here are the winners and losers in Budget 2017
Here’s who got something and who will feel like they lost.
What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €100,000
Has it been a good or bad day for you?
Here's how the Budget will affect first-time home-buyers
The tax break for first-time buyers, as expected, will apply to new builds only.