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Budget 2019 News

Thursday 11 October, 2018

We put your questions about Budget 2019 to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

The Taoiseach joined us live in TheJournal.ie offices this morning.

Wednesday 10 October, 2018

What's behind the Budget 2019 decisions? YOUR chance to ask the Taoiseach

Get in your questions to the Taoiseach ahead of tomorrow morning’s Facebook Live.

Poll: The budget is done, now do you want an election? Moving Swiftly Along This post contains a poll

Poll: The budget is done, now do you want an election?

Does one logically follow the other?

'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results'

Victor Duggan takes a deep dive into the good, the bad and the ugly of the housing measures in Budget 2019.

Budget 2019: Here's what measures kick in today

There’s a number of immediate changes after yesterday’s budget.

Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Whatever happened to the carbon tax? It came down to a call between VAT and fuel hikes

Leo Varadkar said the government would ‘grasp the nettle’ and increase carbon tax. Today, it failed to deliver.

Budget 2019: Winners and Losers

There’s good news and bad news….

Michael Harty to vote against Budget over 'uninspired' and 'inadequate' measures

The independent TD said he is “very disappointed” by today’s announcement.

Government accused of 'a landlords' Budget' over tax break for landlords

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy TD made the charge after tax relief for landlords was announced.

Late-night talks secure unwritten granny-flat grant promise, dependent on one pilot property

Shane Ross says the deal isn’t written down, but the finance minister calls it a sensible idea.

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing Homelessness This post contains videos

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing

Almost 10,000 people in Ireland are homeless, with many priced out of the rental market.

Gardaí to recruit 800 new officers with €60 million funding increase

Funding of €95 million will be made available for overtime pay.

As it happened: Government unveils Budget 2019

Follow events as they happen this afternoon, with TheJournal.ie’s liveblog.

Here's what Budget 2019 means for someone earning around €100,000

Changes to the Universal Social Charge and entry point levels mean savings of nearly €300.

Here's what Budget 2019 means for someone earning €40,000

This is what your savings will be.

Here's what Budget 2019 means for someone earning €30,000

This is what your savings will be.

'Like eunuchs at a brothel': The blunt and bizarre opposition reaction to Budget 2019

Not everyone was happy with the budget.

What will Budget 2019 mean for those earning around €50,000?

There will be some modest savings for earners next year.

What Budget 2019 means for someone earning around €20,000

Thanks to changes to the Universal Social Charge, there will be some modest savings next year.

€1.5 billion to go into a Rainy Day Fund

Another €500m is to be added to the fund annually from 2019.

Budget 2019: Here are the main points you need to know

How will today’s announcements affect you?

Haircuts, meals out and Irish hotel stays likely to get more expensive as VAT rate returns to 13.5%

The tax was cut to 9% to stimulate the tourism industry in 2012.

Parent-to-children inheritance tax threshold to increase by €10,000

The tax-free threshold is to increase from €310,000 to €320,000

Here's what Budget 2019 means for people receiving social welfare payments

The Christmas bonus will be fully restored for the first time since the economic downturn.

Parents to get an extra two weeks' paid parental leave from next year

The measure will be introduced from November 2019.

The price of a packet of cigarettes is set to go up by 50c

A 20-packet of a popular brand will now cost smokers €12.70.

Donohoe announces details of new affordable housing scheme

A single person earning over €50,000 will be ineligible to apply.

Poll: Do you agree with plans to increase the VAT rate for hotels and restaurants by 50%? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with plans to increase the VAT rate for hotels and restaurants by 50%?

Industry figures say it could lead to job losses in the sector.

Met Éireann warns of 'ferocious looking beast' as storm expected to hit overnight on Thursday

Today is set to generally be blustery, with strong and gusty southerly winds.

How marriage is all-important when examining your tax burden

Overall, Ireland’s labour income taxation system can be considered fair, however the benefits of saying “I do” may play a larger role in this than one might have expected, writes Shawn Britton.

This is 'not an election budget': It's D-Day, so here's a look at how things will unfold

From a live stream to a Q&A, here’s what you can expect from TheJournal.ie on this Budget day.

Monday 8 October, 2018

Most people want cost of cigarettes increased by fiver to fund cancer treatments

Budget 2019 is set to be unveiled tomorrow.

Figure out exactly how Budget 2019 will affect you with TheJournal.ie's calculator

Here’s how your tax bill, take-home pay and monthly spending will change.

Poll: Do you pay attention to the Budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you pay attention to the Budget?

Budget 2019 will be announced tomorrow, but are you going to take any notice of it?

Sunday 7 October, 2018

Fire and fury: Ireland’s first post-Tiger austerity budget

Brian Lenihan delivered his first Budget 10 years ago, just when Ireland was on the brink of economic ruin.

Welfare increase, fuel hike and income tax cuts: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019

Petrol, diesel, fuel and cigarettes are all set to rise.

Friday 5 October, 2018

How is it fair that the tourism industry still gets a subsidy of half a billion euros?

The landscape has changed since the VAT rate was cut for the hospitality sector in 2011, writes Eamon Murphy.

Minister for Finance says corporation tax take is actually €1 billion higher than expected

As a result, Paschal Donohoe expects the Budget to balance rather than run a deficit as had been expected.

Over 94% of rental properties beyond reach of people dependent on state housing benefits

A recent study found that, of 561 properties, 34 were available within Rent Supplement and HAP limits.

Thursday 4 October, 2018

Ministers told corporation tax windfall will not be used in next week's Budget

Taoiseach says measures to put money into people’s pockets next week will be “modest”.