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# Budget

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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.
14 words and phrases as Gaeilge to get you through budget day
Pack of clowns.
Budget 2017: Here are the main points you need to know
A €1.3 billion package of tax cuts and public spending was announced this afternoon.
Here's everything you need to know to stay on top of Budget 2017
When does it start? How can I watch it? For that matter – what will be in it?
Find out how Budget 2017 will affect you with’s calculator
How much more (or less) will you be taking home?
Poll: Are you optimistic about the Budget?
After much speculation, tomorrow is D-Day.
'We save the country billions but are held to ransom for having a good heart'
Over 200,000 family carers in Ireland currently deliver nearly €4 billion worth of care annually.
Back in time: Here's what definitely WON'T be in the Budget this year
Come with us on a journey through time and space, to Budget 2007.
"Unacceptable": Fianna Fáil's Budget battle with Varadkar is going down to the wire
The “11th hour” nature of the proposed delay in pension increases is not acceptable, according to Micheál Martin.
Ireland's much-hated tax that just won't go away: The Universal Social Charge
It’s difficult to remember a time when those three letters weren’t on your payslip.
"Leo likes to make you think he is all cuddly and caring. That's not him"
Fianna Fáil said it does not support delaying the rise in the state pension.
'If Fine Gael breach the agreement, the Budget won't pass'
Fianna Fáil’s Sean Fleming said Fine Gael must deliver on their Budget promises.
More childcare, schools and capital spending, and lots of tax changes - Sinn Féin's budget proposals have received an advance copy of the party’s “alternative budget” to be unveiled today.
Irish people can't decide if they want tax cuts or increased spending
Tax cuts for some, miniature Irish flags for others.
'The Budget is an exercise in wasted energy and perpetuating short-termism'
Don’t expect anything that helps build on a long-term vision for Ireland.
Oops! Leo says Micheál Martin will announce next week's Budget
Leo Varadkar has called on Fianna Fáil to produce a costed list of Budget demands.
What businesses can expect from the government's billion-euro Budget giveaway
There’s likely to be some good news in a little over a week – but not everyone will have their wishes granted.
These last-minute Iceland supporters sum up that 'anyone but England' feeling
Frozen football experts.
This cheap flagship smartphone is out and it's impressing people*
*Specifically, the reviewers who managed to get their hands on it.
Here's what our political parties have spent on election posters *
The ones that would tell us that is. asked all parties in the general election what their poster budget amounted to – here’s what we found out.
New 25p supermarket has to close after it runs out of stock
The supermarket expects to re-open on Friday.
This tax measure brought in €57m more than expected, but was it fair?
A cap on tax relief on health insurance brought in €151 million.
Ireland was €343 million in the black at the end of last month
Apartments in Bulgaria for all!
Take 4: Homes for every budget
Here is our pick of properties from €250k up to €1 million.