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#Budget

# 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.

As it happened: A sugar tax, €5 extra for welfare, and a huge plan for housing - Budget 2018 is revealed It's Here This post contains a poll

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.

# budget - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening

The Irish Dental Association says 150 more dentists are needed.

# budget - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

'The government have put their funding into mental health campaigns rather than services'

If we’re going to ask people to talk up, then we must have people to listen, writes Una Power.

# budget - Monday 7 August, 2017

Alice Mary Higgins: 'Budget 2018 must be gender and equality proofed'

Statistics show that Ireland has one of the highest levels of income inequality in the OECD before redistribution through tax and social transfers, writes Senator Alice Mary Higgins.

# budget - Thursday 3 August, 2017

'This is not acceptable': Nearly 2,000 new staff needed in mental health services

The figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s James Browne, after a parliamentary question to the Minister for Health.

# budget - Monday 24 July, 2017

Noonan's former right-hand man says government should consider raising retirement age

The former Secretary General of the Department of Finance said the focus should shift from tax cuts to reducing the cost of living.

# budget - Saturday 15 July, 2017

No plans to legislate against loophole that allowed 200 people to try avoid paying €500 million in tax

The Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe told the Dáil that there are no plans to legislate as the case was dealt with successfully.

# budget - Friday 14 July, 2017

Donohoe defends his share-holdings in drinks company Diageo

Three ministers were asked about their share-holdings during a press conference today.

# budget - Friday 7 July, 2017

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'

The Irish Hospice Foundation has said investing in bereavement services and end-of-life care will benefit society as a whole.

# budget - Thursday 22 June, 2017

A 'hard Brexit' could hit Ireland's budget to the tune €500 million over three years

The ESRI has sounded a warning over the impact on the economy.

# budget - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Filling your car is becoming very, very expensive - here's why

A combination of factors have seen the cost of running a vehicle jump by €18 a month in the last year.

# budget - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Booze, petrol, cigs: This is how much an extra 10 cent on our 'luxuries' would bring in Money Money Money This post contains a poll

Booze, petrol, cigs: This is how much an extra 10 cent on our 'luxuries' would bring in

An increase of a couple of cent could mean big bucks to the State coffers.

# budget - Thursday 5 January, 2017

More than 500 people have already applied for the new first-time buyers scheme

The Help-To-Buy scheme opened for applications on Tuesday.

# budget - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Abortion, Syria and autograph requests - a look through the Taoiseach's post

Some people love him and some people don’t.

# budget - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Budget 2017 provided greatest gains to those on lowest incomes - ESRI

The family types with the largest gains are “non-earning lone parents and unemployed couples” according to the ESRI

# budget - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Ryanair launches new package holiday service

The low-cost carrier has launched ‘Ryanair Holidays’ in Ireland, the UK and Germany.

# budget - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Fiscal watchdog warns of "loss of momentum" of economic growth

A new report said increased spending would have to be offset by raising taxes.

# budget - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Rio police rely on toilet paper donations due to cuts in funding

Severe budget shortfalls have left police scrounging for equipment, fuel and even the most basic hygiene items.

# budget - Sunday 23 October, 2016

FactCheck: Does the Budget give four times more to "sheep welfare" than home childcare?

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan made the remarkable claim in the Dáil this week. Is it true?

# budget - Friday 21 October, 2016

Outrage as Government accused of U-turn on mental health budget commitment

Mental Health Reform, the Psychiatric Nurses Association and Fianna Fáil have all hit out this evening.

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