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# budget2017

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Giving parents a tax credit for childcare would have cost nearly €600m
Creches may have to publish their fees under new childcare package
Government's first-time buyers plan has added up to €45,000 to price of some houses
Ministers aren't going to get a €12,000 pay hike after all
Michael Noonan tips Paschal Donohoe to become Fine Gael leader
More childcare, schools and capital spending, and lots of tax changes - Sinn Féin's budget proposals
People who make craft beer might get a happy boost in the Budget
Government ministers have Budget wishlists - but there's not enough money to go around