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# Budget 13

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# Budget 2014
Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act comes into force today
It is just one of the measures kicking in today – others include changes to VAT, DIRT and tax credits for single parents.
# Budget 2013
Social Welfare Bill passes committee stage in Seanad by three votes
The bill passed in the upper house this evening with Labour’s James Heffernan confirming his vote against the law and losing the party whip. Only businessman Feargal Quinn voted with the coalition.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the reduction in the respite care grant be reversed?
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?
# Budget 13
Labour TDs meet with Burton in last-ditch bid to stop child benefit cuts
Two Dublin TDs want to stop the government from cutting child benefit – but if they can’t, will they vote against the Budget?
# Budget 2013
Noonan defends PRSI increases as 'best value taxpayers can get'
Michael Noonan says paying €5.08 extra a week for a guaranteed pension is “the best value anyone will ever get”.
# Budget 2013
Budget 2013: What has already come into effect?
The changes to the price of alcohol and tobacco went up at midnight – what about the rest of the measures?
# Budget 2013
Budget 2013: Here’s how Twitter reacted
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.
# Budget 2013
Mortgage interest relief to end - but first time buyers exempt from property tax until 2016
The mortgage relief measure introduced in last year’s Budget will come to an end this month.
# Budget 2013
Budget 2013: Government announces €250 hike in college fees
The Government has announced plans to introduce a €250 hike in college fees and a reduction in the income threshold for those eligible for maintenance grants.
# Social Welfare
Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments
Cuts to the child benefit rate is causing anxiety this evening, along with a range of other newly-announced changes.
# Budget 2013
Macra say budget measure will encourage young farmers
Macra na Feirme has said that the renewal of the young farmers’ stock relief measure could also help address age profile imbalances in farming.
# Social insurance
PSRI changes will hit employees by €264.16 per year
The Budget will see the abolition of the PRSI-free allowance, meaning all employee income is hit at 4 per cent.
# I can haz budget
Meet our very special Budget 2013 analyst
Introducing the numbers man, Mr Steve TheCat.
# Exchequer Returns
Exchequer returns: Government's tax take 0.5 per cent below target
The Department of Finance has released the last exchequer returns before tomorrow’s Budget with income tax take for November 12 per cent below target.
# Leaders' Questions
Taoiseach insists Ruairí Quinn has confidence in James Reilly
It was reported at the weekend that the Education Minister had indicated that Reilly was “not up to the job” of Minister for Health.
# Budget 2013
Budget 2013: As speculation mounts, retailers say their business is suffering
Consumer confidence has plummeted as we worry about the forthcoming budget and retailers say they’re feeling the pinch but will the government do anything to stop the leaks and speculation?
# Your Say
Poll: Is speculation about the Budget impacting on your spending?
Is the talk of possible tax hikes and benefit cuts in next month’s Budget affecting how you spend your money right now?
# Your Say
Poll: Would you favour an increase in the USC for those earning over €100k?
The idea has been floated by some in the Labour Party but Fine Gael may resist it. What do you think?
# St Vincent de Paul
Interview: Stories like the 'corn flakes family' are true - SVP president
The national president of Ireland’s largest voluntary, charitable organisation tells about the increase in demand for services and the rebirth of Ireland’s community spirit. Listen to the full interview…
# Budget 2013
Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland
Social Justice Ireland that a €3.5bn budget adjustment can be achieved without cutting social welfare or child benefit.
# Child Benefit
Report on cutting child benefit being 'considered' by Burton
Fianna Fáil wants Social Protection Minister Joan Burton to honour a pre-election promise and say that child benefit will not be cut in the forthcoming budget.
# Property Tax
Fianna Fáil to table city council motion opposing property tax
The opposition party will table a motion opposing the property tax before Dublin City Council at its monthly meeting tonight.
# Your Say
Poll: Will the coalition government last until 2016?
In its 16 months in office the coalition has by-and-large worked together solidly but will it last all the way until the next general election?
# Leaders' Questions
Kenny insists HSE chief has not been forced out
Enda Kenny came under fire over the proposed restructuring of the Health Service Executive during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil today.