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#Budget

# budget - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

# budget - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Why Fine Gael is NOT a party of the elite
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why Fine Gael is NOT a party of the elite

Oct 18th 2015, 2:45 PM 361 Views 168 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s efforts to paint Fine Gael as a party of the elite are fatally undermined by this week’s budget, according to junior minister Damien English.

# budget - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Poll: Did the coalition do enough to 'buy the election'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Did the coalition do enough to 'buy the election'?

Oct 15th 2015, 9:48 AM 19,287 Views 183 Comments

That’s what they’re being accused of. But are you more likely to vote for Fine Gael and/or Labour in the wake of this week’s Budget?

# budget - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

We're definitely not getting a bank holiday for the 1916 Rising next year
# Early Risers
# Early Risers

We're definitely not getting a bank holiday for the 1916 Rising next year

Oct 14th 2015, 3:15 PM 17,448 Views 70 Comments

Bad news.

Poll: How do you feel about the Budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How do you feel about the Budget?

Oct 14th 2015, 9:11 AM 21,095 Views 172 Comments

Happy? Not happy? Couldn’t care less?

The Morning After: Here's what the papers made of Budget 2016
# The Budget
# The Budget

The Morning After: Here's what the papers made of Budget 2016

Oct 14th 2015, 8:23 AM 20,804 Views 66 Comments

‘The Coppers Couple’ will do well out of this year’s package, according to the Times.

# budget - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

What the Budget means to someone earning around €30,000
# Middle Earners
# Middle Earners

What the Budget means to someone earning around €30,000

Oct 13th 2015, 9:05 PM 47,781 Views 37 Comments

How does this change things for you?

The good, the bad and USC: Here's what you had to say about Budget 2016
# You're The Judge
# You're The Judge

The good, the bad and USC: Here's what you had to say about Budget 2016

Oct 13th 2015, 8:28 PM 13,547 Views 43 Comments

USC, Christmas bonuses, smoking tax…you had A LOT of opinions on it all.

What the Budget means for someone earning around €20,000
# Lower Earners
# Lower Earners

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

Oct 13th 2015, 8:19 PM 23,676 Views 29 Comments

How does this change things for you?

Quiz: How much do you know about Budget 2016?
# Test Yourself
# Test Yourself

Quiz: How much do you know about Budget 2016?

Oct 13th 2015, 8:15 PM 14,125 Views 8 Comments

There’s a lot in it – how much attention were you paying?

Inside the highly unusual hotel at the centre of every Budget
# Centre Of Attention
# Centre Of Attention

Inside the highly unusual hotel at the centre of every Budget

Oct 13th 2015, 7:55 PM 26,210 Views 7 Comments

Buswells Hotel is an integral part of Irish political life. So much so that until a few years ago the Dáil voting bell used to ring out in the bar.

Here's what's changed with the Universal Social Charge in the Budget
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

Here's what's changed with the Universal Social Charge in the Budget

Oct 13th 2015, 7:00 PM 93,005 Views 52 Comments

The much-hated USC has been cut.

Here are the winners and losers of Budget 2016. Where do you fall?
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Here are the winners and losers of Budget 2016. Where do you fall?

Oct 13th 2015, 6:01 PM 28,442 Views 69 Comments

Tax cuts and welfare increases were the main elements of Budget 2016.

BUDGET 2016: Here's how it all went down
Live Oct 13th 2015, 6:00 PM

BUDGET 2016: Here's how it all went down

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech

Oct 13th 2015, 4:25 PM 6,559 Views 16 Comments

“Today we reap the benefits of the hard work and resilience of the Irish people.”

Here's how families will be affected by the Budget
# The Heartland
# The Heartland

Here's how families will be affected by the Budget

Oct 13th 2015, 3:48 PM 18,135 Views 39 Comments

Child Benefit is up by a fiver and the Respite Care Grant has been restored.

The minimum wage is going up to €9.15 per hour
# Fiddy Cent
# Fiddy Cent

The minimum wage is going up to €9.15 per hour

Oct 13th 2015, 3:38 PM 13,992 Views 16 Comments

It’s an increase of 50c on the old rate.

Nama to build 80 new homes a week over next five years
# Gaffs
# Gaffs

Nama to build 80 new homes a week over next five years

Oct 13th 2015, 3:35 PM 7,577 Views 30 Comments

Most of these will be houses and there will be a focus on starter homes.

IN FULL: Michael Noonan's Budget speech
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

IN FULL: Michael Noonan's Budget speech

Oct 13th 2015, 3:28 PM 8,100 Views 15 Comments

“No more booms and bust.”

PLAY: Budget Bingo 2016
# Bingo
# Bingo

PLAY: Budget Bingo 2016

Oct 13th 2015, 2:30 PM 10,861 Views 7 Comments

Let’s break up the no-craic zone.

# budget - Monday 12 October, 2015

Poll: Are you concerned about tomorrow's Budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you concerned about tomorrow's Budget?

Oct 12th 2015, 9:33 AM 22,335 Views 128 Comments

Tax cuts and spending increases worth €3 billion will reportedly be unveiled – twice what was previously expected.

We're being promised lots of shiny things - but here's what WON'T be in Budget 2016
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

We're being promised lots of shiny things - but here's what WON'T be in Budget 2016

Oct 12th 2015, 6:00 AM 50,310 Views 76 Comments

The past is a foreign country, they say.

# budget - Sunday 11 October, 2015

Does raising tax on cigarettes actually work?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Does raising tax on cigarettes actually work?

Oct 11th 2015, 2:30 PM 36,351 Views 96 Comments

Is the increasing price of tobacco as good for our fiscal and physical health as it might appear?

# budget - Thursday 8 October, 2015

"Lucky general" Michael Noonan taking credit for Brian Lenihan's plan - FF
# Irish Waterloo
# Irish Waterloo

"Lucky general" Michael Noonan taking credit for Brian Lenihan's plan - FF

Oct 8th 2015, 1:17 PM 13,383 Views 43 Comments

The party launched their alternative budget this morning.

# budget - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

The Dáil's back today. Here are 7 things to look forward to in the new political season
# The Next Season
# The Next Season

The Dáil's back today. Here are 7 things to look forward to in the new political season

Sep 22nd 2015, 7:30 AM 21,192 Views 48 Comments

An election looms…

# budget - Monday 21 September, 2015

Irish pensioners made to choose between heat and food need extra €5 a week
# Age Action
# Age Action

Irish pensioners made to choose between heat and food need extra €5 a week

Sep 21st 2015, 10:56 PM 22,116 Views 63 Comments

Age Action is calling for increases to the State pension and the living alone allowance.

# budget - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Enda Kenny says it's "Goodbye showtime - hello stability"
# Showbiz Baby
# Showbiz Baby

Enda Kenny says it's "Goodbye showtime - hello stability"

Sep 17th 2015, 10:01 PM 11,863 Views 71 Comments

Whatever that means.

'We don't want to be told when we can go to the toilet, or eat or sleep'
# Protest
# Protest

'We don't want to be told when we can go to the toilet, or eat or sleep'

Sep 17th 2015, 8:59 PM 20,245 Views 53 Comments

‘We had marriage equality in May, when am I going to get my equality?’

# budget - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

'The street is a cold place' Enda Kenny gives coffee to man protesting outside Dáil
# Budget
# Budget

'The street is a cold place' Enda Kenny gives coffee to man protesting outside Dáil

Sep 16th 2015, 10:36 PM 35,781 Views 128 Comments

The Taoiseach was pictured handing one of the protesters a cup of coffee this morning.

# budget - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

'No more crumbs from the Budget table': wheelchair users stage 72 hour Dáil protest
# Listen To Us
# Listen To Us

'No more crumbs from the Budget table': wheelchair users stage 72 hour Dáil protest

Sep 15th 2015, 11:00 PM 18,702 Views 51 Comments

Treatment of people with disabilities has created a mix of “anger and rage”.

# budget - Friday 4 September, 2015

Alan Kelly and Fr Peter McVerry are fighting again
# Drug Hostels
# Drug Hostels

Alan Kelly and Fr Peter McVerry are fighting again

Sep 4th 2015, 12:14 PM 14,700 Views 100 Comments

The veteran campaigner said homeless people are better off sleeping rough than going to emergency accommodation.

# budget - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Poll: Should we add another 50 cent the price of cigarettes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we add another 50 cent the price of cigarettes?

Sep 1st 2015, 8:30 PM 25,306 Views 122 Comments

Are cigarettes expensive enough, or should Minister Noonan add another few cents?

# budget - Monday 31 August, 2015

A proposal to limit free travel could 'stop elderly people going to the doctor'
# No Freebies
# No Freebies

A proposal to limit free travel could 'stop elderly people going to the doctor'

Aug 31st 2015, 3:00 PM 25,119 Views 168 Comments

Providers want to limit the use of the pass.

# budget - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Britain is limiting child tax credits to just two children per family
# No Benefit
# No Benefit

Britain is limiting child tax credits to just two children per family

Jul 8th 2015, 3:36 PM 23,504 Views 123 Comments

The country is aiming to save £37 billion in the next five years.

# budget - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Fianna Fáil's 45 reasons why Enda was wrong about not increasing taxes
# A Lengthy List
# A Lengthy List

Fianna Fáil's 45 reasons why Enda was wrong about not increasing taxes

Jun 30th 2015, 4:41 PM 19,564 Views 65 Comments

The Taoiseach’s comments about not increasing taxes have raised some eyebrows.

# budget - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Take 4: Homes for every budget
# Cutting Your Cloth
# Cutting Your Cloth

Take 4: Homes for every budget

Jun 18th 2015, 5:09 PM 3,893 Views 0 Comments

Here is our pick of properties from €250k… up to €1 million.

# budget - Monday 15 June, 2015

Barnardos has a plan to make education free for primary school children
# Barnardos
# Barnardos

Barnardos has a plan to make education free for primary school children

Jun 15th 2015, 10:45 AM 5,206 Views 44 Comments

The children’s charity estimates that €103 million would eliminate costs for all parents.

# budget - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Tax cuts and spending hikes: Are we back to the good times?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Tax cuts and spending hikes: Are we back to the good times?

Apr 28th 2015, 9:00 AM 13,353 Views 131 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# budget - Monday 27 April, 2015

The government has a bumper €1.4 billion to give away in the next budget
# Sweeten The Deal
# Sweeten The Deal

The government has a bumper €1.4 billion to give away in the next budget

Apr 27th 2015, 10:05 AM 14,104 Views 139 Comments

The money is to be spent on tax cuts and all sorts of other electorate-pleasing jollies.

# budget - Friday 10 April, 2015

Twitter ripped the piss out of Gwyneth Paltrow for her 'budget' grocery shop
# Oh Gwynnie
From The Daily Edge
# Oh Gwynnie

Twitter ripped the piss out of Gwyneth Paltrow for her 'budget' grocery shop

Apr 10th 2015, 9:03 PM 13,361 Views 2 Comments

Included seven limes.