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#Budget

# budget - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

'Ireland is an expensive country - so what can the government do about it in this year's Budget?'

With the Budget coming up, it’s a good time to look at this subject, writes Rory Hearne.

# budget - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Most people want income tax cuts rather than increased spending in Budget 2019

Social welfare increases and a jump in the standard cut-off rate for income tax are expected.

# budget - Friday 14 September, 2018

Irish pharmacists want condoms to be made VAT-free

Currently they have a VAT rate of 13.5%.

# budget - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Poll: What is most important to you in the Budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What is most important to you in the Budget?

It’s that time of year again.

# budget - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Poll: Should older people be 'incentivised' to downsize their homes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should older people be 'incentivised' to downsize their homes?

Such an initiative is being proposed by the Independent Alliance ahead of October’s budget.

# budget - Monday 6 August, 2018

Welfare increase, carbon tax rise and more take home pay: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019

Speaking during his summer briefing with the media, Leo Varadkar outlined a number of measures being worked on for October’s Budget.

# budget - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Garda management says it may be 'impossible' to afford wages for the rest of the year

The organisation has had to cap overtime to try to control its spending.

Pearse Doherty: 'We would invest the €1.4bn available, putting us on our way to a new society'

Sinn Féin would choose to invest in shared and stable prosperity for all people of this island, writes Pearse Doherty.

# budget - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Taoiseach to talk to Micheál Martin about extending confidence and supply 'when the time is right'

Taoiseach to talk to Micheál Martin about extending confidence and supply 'when the time is right'

The confidence and supply agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil runs until the Budget next October.

# budget - Friday 4 May, 2018

Sean Canney quits the Independent Alliance

He announced the move this morning.

# budget - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Play golf on paternity leave? You're lucky to have time to breathe

The government is reportedly considering making paid paternity leave mandatory for all new fathers.

# budget - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Northern Ireland budget to include £410 million from DUP deal with Conservatives

The budget also sets out £80 million in support of immediate health and education pressure.

# budget - Monday 1 January, 2018

Could this Japanese budgeting journal help you save money in 2018?

We’ve had the Japanese art of tidying up – now it’s the Japanese art of saving money.

Which Budget changes kick in today?

Changes to tax bands and USC take effect today – here’s how they’ll impact your pocket.

# budget - Friday 29 December, 2017

Taoiseach says he can see no reason why the confidence and supply agreement can't be extended

Micheál Martin says his party want to see delivery on the key issues in 2018

# budget - Monday 25 December, 2017

'Problems coming in the door are more intense': Guidance counsellors say cuts hit teens hard

Some 600 of these posts were withdrawn in Budget 2012.

# budget - Friday 15 December, 2017

'Brussels spends our money on pet projects for which it has no mandate'

Lack of engagement with citizens undermines the positive work of the EU, writes Malcolm Byrne.

# budget - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Ryanair brings Irish Independent and journalist to court

The journalist has recently been reporting on pay talks Ryanair has been having with pilots.

# budget - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'This is British direct rule' says SDLP leader, as Westminster passes North budget

The Northern Ireland Budget Bill passed through the House of Commons yesterday.

# budget - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Varadkar won't support motion which reverses pension cut for taking time out of the workforce

Many are angry that their State pension payments are significantly smaller than they would have been before 2012.

# budget - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Explainer: Why has a big post-Budget row erupted over women's State pensions?

Many are angry that their State pension payments are significantly smaller than they would have been before 2012.

# budget - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Watch: We answered all of your Budget 2018 questions live

USC cuts, tax band increases and the Christmas bonus.

Eamon Ryan used a Simpsons reference in the Dáil yesterday

A noble Budget embiggens the smallest man.

From The Daily Edge Eamon Ryan dropped a casual Simpsons reference in the Dáil yesterday Perfectly Cromulent

Eamon Ryan dropped a casual Simpsons reference in the Dáil yesterday

A noble Budget embiggens the smallest man.

# budget - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Here's what Budget 2018 means for someone earning around €100,000

Changes to the USC and the entry point level mean savings of at least €328 for these workers next year.

'Modest' plan to increase number of electric cars and 'measly' cycling investment

Eamon Ryan is not impressed by the €3 million allocated to improve cycling infrastructure.

What Budget 2018 means for someone earning around €20,000

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

Doctors say health budget will do little to improve 'overcrowded death zone' hospitals

Paschal Donohoe said health spending is already at record levels but is being increased because the area “needs improvement”.

Find out how Budget 2018 will affect you with TheJournal.ie's calculator

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

All weekly social welfare payments to increase by a fiver from March Fiver Friday This post contains videos

All weekly social welfare payments to increase by a fiver from March

A Christmas bonus of 85% will be paid to social welfare recipients this year.

On the housing list? Here’s what Budget 2018’s doing for you

An increase to the Hap scheme and pledges for more social housing have been announced by the Minister.

# budget - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Most people don't think they'll be better off after next week's Budget

That’s according to the results of a poll for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live.

# budget - Saturday 7 October, 2017

What's the number one thing you'd like to see in Tuesday's Budget?

Budget 2018 will be done and dusted in a matter of days – what would you like to see in it?

# budget - Monday 2 October, 2017

'My son had a 10% chance of survival and I only had 8 weeks paid leave when I got him home'

Calls for extended maternity leave and benefit for mothers of premature babies.

# budget - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

'Too many people are being left behind': Calls to make housing a priority in the Budget

The Simon Community launched its ‘No One Left Behind’ campaign yesterday.

# budget - Friday 15 September, 2017

Varadkar says he wants a sugar tax introduced next year

The Taoiseach said he is a long-term supporter of the tax.

# budget - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Ireland needs to break EU rules in order to build more houses, says Solidarity-PBP

Richard Boyd Barrett said the government needs to declare Ireland’s housing crisis an emergency.

One month out from the Budget, what can we expect?

One thing we know, it’s not going to be a giveaway budget.

# budget - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Fiscal Council says Ireland is still vulnerable and warns against extra Budget spending

The council said any additional initiatives should be funded by tax increases or a re-allocation of spending.

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