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# Budget

Last month
October 2023
Martin says health spending ‘needs examination and deeper analysis’ amid Budget criticism
It comes as the HSE warned it was short €1.5 billion this year and announced a recruitment freeze.
HSE chief executive says next year's funding for health service 'not adequate'
That deficit this year is expected to be around €1.5 billion, Gloster said.
Budget 2024: Some changes kicked in at midnight - others won't take effect for quite a while
A report by
Muiris O'Cearbhaill
Here’s what you need to know.
The changes announced yesterday included tweaks to the USC and tax bands, tax reliefs for landlords, social welfare hikes and an increase in the minimum wage.
Here are the new measures that have already kicked in or been extended - and what to expect in the months to come.
Budget 2024 confirmed tax & USC changes and a significant cigarette price hike
The Finance Minister said Budget 2024 has been “framed against the backdrop of considerable global uncertainty”.
Here's what Budget 2024 means for you if you're earning €100,000
Minister for Finance Michael McGrath announced a number of changes to taxes this afternoon.
Here's what Budget 2024 means for you if you're earning €60,000
A number of changes have been announced to income tax.
Budget 2024: Here are the main points you need to know
The Government has confirmed a range of measures.
All households to receive €450 in energy credits over winter months
Meanwhile, the temporary reduction in the VAT rate on gas and electricity will remain in place for another 12 months.
Social Protection Minister confirms 'across-the-board' welfare increases planned for Budget
The three coalition leaders are due to meet with the Finance and Public Expenditure ministers this afternoon.
'I am broken mentally, physically and financially': What readers want to see in Budget 2024
A report by
Órla Ryan
A package worth around €6.4 billion will be announced on Tuesday.
People want to see USC reduced, Carer's Allowance increased and more childcare support
"The Government needs to take a long hard look at how much we actually do," one carer told us
"We are the generation that's emigrating in droves and we are constantly ignored by the Government," a young renter said
Coalition leaders get budget update from ministers that hold the purse strings
Budget 2024: What exactly can we expect in next week's package?
Public finance surplus of over €9.6 billion projected for this year
The figure was contained in the Department of Finance’s White Paper.
Housing Minister wants tax cuts for small landlords in Budget as 'good landlords' are leaving market
It is understood that the Housing Minister is also pushing for the renters’ tax credit to increase to €780
What would you like to see in Budget 2024? We want to hear your stories
The Budget is set to be unveiled next week.
September 2023
Leo Varadkar defends smaller package of one-off budgetary measures
The Taoiseach has defended the government’s approach to the upcoming Budget at a Fine Gael conference in Co Waterford.
The concern Ireland’s €10bn surplus could turn from a ‘good problem’ to a bad one
“Sound like one of them good problems.”
Extra €1b announced for Ukrainian accommodation as Minister confirms tents may be used over winter
Currently, 800 people are being housed in tents.
Projected €1 billion health overspend could affect other budget decisions, McGrath says
Michael McGrath said there had been a pattern of overspending in health for years.
Finance Minister rules out introduction of 30% income tax rate in this year's Budget
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar initially floated the idea of such a rate ahead of last year’s Budget.
Minister pushes for expansion of rent tax credit and tweak of eligibility criteria for students
The Minister for Higher Education has highlighted a discrepancy in accessing the rent tax credit for students.
Primary schools call for more funding as OECD report finds Ireland lagging behind neighbours
Primary school bodies have highlighted the increases in energy, insurance, cleaning and waste disposal costs among others.
McGrath says Budget will be focused on cost of living and helping households with bills
The Finance Minister said he is “very conscious” of petrol and diesel costs and that a decision will be made on excise duty before the Budget.
Cuts to USC under consideration as part of Budget, confirms Tánaiste
Budget talks are set to intensify next week.
This year
Eligibility for GP visit cards expanded for people aged up to 69 and children aged 8 and over
The online application system will open next month.
Wind industry seeks VAT reduction for e-bikes in Budget submission
Wind Energy Ireland has made the proposals ahead of this year’s Budget.
Couples can avail of publicly-funded IVF from September, but age and BMI limits will apply
One cycle of IVF will be available for eligible couples if they have availed of one privately funded cycle or have never availed of any.
Simon Harris: ‘Tusla saying today that it is in crisis should stop the Government in its tracks’
Responding to reports today documenting issues around safe placements for children in care, the Minister said the next Budget needs to be about child welfare and tackling child poverty.
Rising prices will have fundamental impact on budget, warns Paschal Donohoe
The Government’s budgetary spending ‘envelope’ is due to be announced tomorrow.
Minister for Disabilities launches public transport initiative for people with autism
Minister for State Anne Rabbitte said she ‘expects ministers to have a very open door’ for her when she seeks a disability package in the next budget.
Budget 2024 will include social welfare payment increases, says minister
The Taoiseach confirmed yesterday that a pension increase is on the cards for Budget 2024.
Last year
The double child benefit payment of €280 announced in the Budget is being paid today
The Child Benefit is a monthly payment of €140 to support parents and guardians.
Ministers announce payment dates for social protection supports introduced in Budget
A double social welfare payment will be paid next week while a double Child Benefit payment will be paid at the start of next month.
Boiling down the Budget: Here are all the major changes in one place
A report by
Lauren Boland
It’s time to take stock of what the Budget brought, what it means for people, and how the country responded.
Now that we're a few days past the announcement, it's time to take stock of what the Budget brought, what it means for people, and how the country responded.
Here's where you can find everything you need to know about Budget 2023 on The Journal.
Varadkar 'does not envisage' mini-budget as Taoiseach but can't rule out further intervention
Explained: How can I get the most out of Budget 2023?
Reader Q&A: From rents to tax to pensions, your questions about the Budget answered
A report by
Lauren Boland
We found the answers to your Budget questions, from the renters’ tax credit and fuel allowance to childcare and electric vehicles.
The Journal asked readers to submit their questions about Budget 2023 and received dozens of queries since Tuesday evening
We found the answers to your Budget questions, from the renters' tax credit and fuel allowance to childcare and electric vehicles.
'Energy payments help, but how much will our bills go up?': Your response to Budget 2023
Budget 2023: What measures have already kicked in?
'Life is depressing enough': Why plenty of people aren't bothered following the Budget
Many people are disinterested or disdainful of the Budget’s political pageantry.
FactCheck: Is the renters' €500 tax credit just worth seven days' rent in Dublin?
The claim was made by a housing charity after the budget was announced.
Minister hopes parents using childminders will benefit from cheaper childcare next year
Roderic O’Gorman says some childminders are concerned about what a new regulatory system will mean for them.
Core welfare payments increasing by €12 and plan for one-off double payments confirmed
A number of other social welfare measures were also announced.
There will be a double payment of child benefit paid out in November.
The Fuel Allowance is set to have it's means test ceiling raised, alongside a €400 lump sum.
The total package is worth €2.2 billion.
'Our citizens need help': Everything you need to know about Budget 2023
National Security: 1,000 new gardaí, and defence funding to include money for primary air radar
Here's what Budget 2023 means for your payslip if you're earning €100,000
Here’s a breakdown of how your tax will change.
Here's what Budget 2023 means for your payslip if you're earning €60,000
You’ll be paying around €800 less tax under Budget 2023.
Carbon tax to rise again next month - but impact on fuel for vehicles cost to be offset
The controversial tax will continue to increase as planned under Budget 2023.