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# budget - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room…

Sad sloth stories, the Budget, and the socialist president.

Where’s the missing €15 million?… Criticism over shortfall in mental health spending

€35 million is being ring-fenced for the area as part of Budget 2015, but organisations are concerned that’s still €15 million short of what should be spent.

From The Daily Edge Here’s the ‘child benefit’ tweet a Cork bar was forced to apologise over Nope

Cigarettes now cost €10 a pack… But where does all that tax go?

The change kicked in at midnight. Here’s where that extra 40c goes…

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From The Daily Edge Ireland’s recession is basically over because we embarrassed Germany* COYBIG

Ireland’s recession is basically over because we embarrassed Germany*

*At least, that’s what Twitter says.

Water charges: Burton hints at further breaks for lower paid

The issue of bringing in relief for low income workers and the short-term unemployed should be ‘looked at’ according to the Social Protection Minister.

State of the Nation: The ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ Budget?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

They said they’d be cutting taxes and they have. Here’s where the savings are:

After all those kites, here’s the meat of what’s being brought in by the coalition….

Here’s how much your pay will change after Budget 2015

What are you going to do with all that money?

How was it for you? Our Readers’ Panel react, Part Two

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of today’s budget. Here’s how they were affected, in their own words.

How was it for you? Our Readers’ Panel react, Part One

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of today’s budget. Here’s how they were affected, in their own words.

# budget - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Michael Noonan: “Austerity as we know it is over” Budget 2015 This post contains videos

Michael Noonan: “Austerity as we know it is over”

Finance Minister tells TheJournal.ie he will be “cautious and prudent” to secure the economic recovery in the coming years.

Mary Lou McDonald has been turfed out of the Dáil…

…and she’s not being let back in.

What is James Reilly listening to? (Because it isn’t Richard Boyd Barrett)

RBB reaching the peak of his speech? Headphones on.

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The government is giving most people part of their water charges back

Michael Noonan said that the measures was being taken to “alleviate the burden of water charges on working families”. The short-term unemployed will miss out, though.

Adding it up: Budget 2015 in numbers

1, 2, 3, 4, €500.

200 more gardaí on the way (and money for new cars too)

Frances Fitzgerald says it’s a “breakthrough” budget for her department. Recruitment is set to begin in the next few weeks.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

There will be €2.2 BILLION spent on social housing in the next three years

There will be €2.2 BILLION spent on social housing in the next three years

Brendan Howlin says it will deliver 6,700 units.

From The Daily Edge The Department of Public Expenditure are being gas on Twitter, so the good times must be back Good Times

Your landlord may be able to spruce up your rented home now

Michael Noonan said the move would continues to support ‘legitimate operators’ in the home renovation sector.

Here’s why people who make (and like) craft beer should be happy today

Finance Minister Michael Noonan is unveiling his Budget measures this afternoon.

All tie’d up: Howlin faces tough decisions on Budget wardrobe

James Connolly even gave his sartorial advice.

Well done you guys: Howlin says today about rewarding ‘incredible effort of the Irish people’

Meanwhile, Mary Lou McDonald has said that the proof of austerity being over will be in the pudding.

Poll: Should we scrap ‘Budget day’? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we scrap ‘Budget day’?

We’d still have to pay tax if it existed or not.

Opinion: Not enough focus on tax policy that could lead to sustained recovery Tax

Opinion: Not enough focus on tax policy that could lead to sustained recovery

Substantive tax policy incentives are needed to boost employment – it’s only through such policies that low and middle income earners will see improvement.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Catch up as you wake up.

Here’s Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin introducing Budget 2015 Budget 2015 This post contains videos

Here’s Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin introducing Budget 2015

Howlin remarks that, ‘All the hard work has paid off and we’re in a position to spend’.

How well do you remember Budgets past? Take our quiz

Briefcases to CD-ROMs to USB sticks.

# budget - Monday 13 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge 18 great things that have happened since the last Budget Happy Thoughts

Gravel and jam jars: 8 novel Budget proposals you might have missed

Pesticide levy? Tax on drinking after midnight?

Here’s how to save money off your own Budget 2015

Save some pennies, easily.

Readers’ Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from Budget 2015?

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

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Readers’ Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2015?

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

Opinion: Human rights must be put at the heart of the budgetary process

If human rights matter to our government, they must play a significant role in shaping budgetary decisions.

What do the people of Waterford want from the Budget?

Jobs, mostly. But what else?

New census questions are this week’s first cut-back casualty

Budget tightening means that the 2016 census will have no public consultation beforehand (although this has sprung from measures taken last year and the year before).

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