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#budget 2016

# budget-2016 - Friday 1 January, 2016

These are the Budget measures kicking in today

Social welfare and the minimum wage both went up.

# budget-2016 - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Credit and debit card fees for retailers have just been halved

It remains to be seen whether businesses will pass the savings onto customers.

# budget-2016 - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Here is how much the reduced rate of USC will be worth to Enda and Co next year

The government is expecting USC to bring in around €4 billion.

# budget-2016 - Thursday 22 October, 2015

From Business ETC The government wants to take a much bigger cut from this Over A Barrel

The government wants to take a much bigger cut from this

Taxes are going up on oil and gas production.

# budget-2016 - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

If Budget 2016 was a giveaway, it hasn’t convinced voters

Most people are no more likely to vote for Fine Gael and Labour next year.

# budget-2016 - Monday 19 October, 2015

Debate Room: Should school start earlier to help working parents?

This is just one of the suggestions from two contributors working in the area of childcare who reflect on what’s needed to solve the childcare issues here in Ireland.

# budget-2016 - Friday 16 October, 2015

This is what happened when Joan, Mary Lou and Lucinda debated the Budget

Some of the country’s most prominent female politicians gathered to debate the Budget in Dublin this morning.

Seán O'Rourke: Ministers did not threaten Budget phone-in walkout

The RTÉ presenter has moved to clarify matters this morning.

# budget-2016 - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Can we really just abolish the USC?

If re-elected Micheal Noonan has committed the government to phasing out USC as resources allow. Can it be done?

RTÉ says it's 'standard practice' to give ministers questions before Budget phone-in Advance Warning This post contains a poll

RTÉ says it's 'standard practice' to give ministers questions before Budget phone-in

A story in The Times reports on the advance warning given to Ministers Noonan and Howlin yesterday morning.

Poll: Did the coalition do enough to ‘buy the election’? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did the coalition do enough to ‘buy the election’?

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-2016 - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Watch an 'incredibly embarrassed' TD lash his former Labour colleagues

Colm Keaveney didn’t hold back in the Dáil this evening.

Survey finds majority of people thought Budget 2016 was good for Ireland

Michael Noonan has denied that the government had returned to the days of “when I have it, I spend it”.

What was Enda doing with his hands during Mary Lou's Budget speech?

There have been some raised eyebrows at the Taoiseach’s hand gesture in the Dáil yesterday afternoon.

What do people in Dublin think of Budget 2016?

We got reaction on the streets.

Why was there no rent certainty in the Budget?

Michael Noonan says they just ran out of time.

Poll: How do you feel about the Budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you feel about the Budget?

Happy? Not happy? Couldn’t care less?

Are prefab villages really the future of housing? Opinion This post contains a poll

Are prefab villages really the future of housing?

Innovative solutions are required to solve the housing and homelessness crisis, not “off the shelf” solutions, writes Mary Hughes.

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

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

Did the government sweeten you enough to re-elect them?

Analysis: There was good news for lots of people yesterday, but can it convince them when they go to the polls?

Why hasn’t the USC been scrapped yet?

We were told back in 2011 that it was a temporary measure, but €4 billion every year seems to be too difficult to part with.

# budget-2016 - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Budget 2016 - here are all the main points

Anything that affects you, you’ll find it here.

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

How does this change things for you?

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

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

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

How does this change things for you?

Quiz: How much do you know about Budget 2016?

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

WATCH: With the Dáil chamber nearly empty, Pearse Doherty lets rip Not Holding Back This post contains videos

WATCH: With the Dáil chamber nearly empty, Pearse Doherty lets rip

There was some criticism of the lack of government presence in the Dáil as the opposition parties responded to the Budget.

Inside the highly unusual hotel at the centre of every Budget

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.

Free GP care extended to more kids, but not everyone’s happy about it

The measure follows this year’s controversial introduction of free GP care for the under-6s.

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

The much-hated USC has been cut.

What the Budget means to someone earning around €100,000

How does this change things for you?

What the Budget means to someone earning around €50,000

How does this change things for you?

WATCH: Noonan and Howlin's smackdowns got TDs all rowdy

“Who speaks of Syriza now?”

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

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

BUDGET 2016: Here's how it all went down

Cuts to the much-hated USC, extra government spending and a couple of surprises – we keep you across it all.

When are the Budget changes kicking in?

Midnight tonight or 2016? Here’s when those Budget measures will come into effect.

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech

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

Sorry Leo, fizzy drinks won't be taxed

The Health Minister had asked for a 20% tax on the drinks to help tackle obesity.

What the Budget means for someone earning around €40,000

How does this change things for you?

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