# budget13 - Yesterday’s News
Welcome to part one of our Carbon Monoxide Week series.
# budget13 - Wednesday 9 January, 2013
There is confusion over the valuation of homes for the property tax, writes Ronan Lyons – so here’s a handy informal guide.
# budget13 - Wednesday 19 December, 2012
TDs debated proposed amendments until after 11pm last night – amid complaints that not enough time had been allocated.
# budget13 - Thursday 13 December, 2012
Keaveney will be booted from the Labour parliamentary party after voting against cuts to respite care grants.
# budget13 - Tuesday 11 December, 2012
# budget13 - Monday 10 December, 2012
Budget 2013 is less than a week old but already thoughts are turning to Budget 2014 and the possibility it could be held earlier than December next year.
# budget13 - Sunday 9 December, 2012
“I think it is and it has to be,” Labour TD Colm Keaveney said when asked whether child benefit was still up for negotiation in the Budget.
The decision to cut the grant by over €300 has proved controversial. Should it be reversed or does the government need to stick to its plans?
# budget13 - Saturday 8 December, 2012
Breaking via The Mire wire: Wine replaces the euro as common currency; Budget enshrines right to die in poverty and exclusive details of the Love/Hate Christmas special.
In a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Jack O’Connor says that introducing the 41 per cent rate on pensions over €60,000 sooner would obviate the need for certain cuts.
The opposition’s reaction to Budget 2013 has been standard stuff. Will any party be credible the next time Ireland votes?
The government claims neither of the two main opposition parties had their pre-budget submissions fully costed but this has been described as a “complete red herring” by Fianna Fáil.
# budget13 - Friday 7 December, 2012
Over 100 people gathered outside Leinster House to rally against the proposed cut from €1700 to €1325.
# budget13 - Thursday 6 December, 2012
Brendan Howlin says bringing Ireland into line with European moves could see Budgets in October, with two months of debate.
… and some people who didn’t understand the fuss
The government’s going to spend €69 billion in total next year. So where does the average taxpayer’s money go?
At least, that’s what we assume he’s doing.
You may have missed these nuggets in the flurry of austerity announcements.
From the cuts in child benefit and respite care to the increase in the price of wine, here’s how people on Twitter reacted to Budget 2013.
There was broad consensus that our political system needed major change, writes David McCann – but that now seems largely forgotten.
How is the Budget going to affect readers? We asked a broad selection of them to find out.
Fenella Samways felt “truly horrified” by today’s Budget, feeling that those who can least afford to pay have been hit hardest once again.
Eric Driver is very disappointed in the loss of stamp duty relief for young farmers, calling it “short-sighted”.
Fintan Hynes thinks that the universal cut to the children’s allowance was unfair. He also thinks that the increase in car tax is going to make it a lot more difficult for couples who need to run two cars.
As a business owner, Gavin was happy that VAT remained unchanged and that there was no increase in the cost of fuel.
Don Donoghue feels that the cuts in this year’s Budget were disappointing but not entirely unexpected.
Jane, who’s unemployed and owns a house that’s in negative equity, is happy that the NPPR is to be axed but thinks that the blanket cut to the children’s allowance was a mistake.
Having bought a house this year, David Connolly estimates that today’s Budget has left him €523 worse off.
Andrew O’Connell had been expecting a greater cut to the Children’s Allowance. Overall, he believes today’s Budget could have been much worse.
Patricia Donlon is happy that carers haven’t been too badly hit but is disappointed at the cut to the respite care grant that she uses to “treat” her parents.
Elizabeth has not seen anything in the Budget that she believes will help her get the operation she needs or help her disabled son.
Pat Kelly was disappointed to hear that the respite grant had been cut but is happy that pensioners don’t seem to have been too badly effected.
# budget13 - Wednesday 5 December, 2012
TheJournal.ie brings you every detail of the Budget 2013 announcement, all the analysis and all the reaction.
Steve was in the DailyEdge.ie offices to offer some expert advice on Budget 2013.
Hundreds of people marched on the Dáil this evening after Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin’s announcements.
The general election campaign seems like a long time ago now…
Want a simple run-down of everything that happened today? Check out this graph.
The reduction represents a 19 per cent cut in the payment which is used by carers to pay for home help and respite care.
Apart from the closure of 98 part-time garda stations, two large stations in Stepaside and Kill O’ the Grange, Dublin will also close.