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# Budget 14

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# One Parent Family
Shared parenting "penalised" as single parents receive 2014 tax credit certs
Tax credits for single parents are now only available to one parent regardless of custody arrangements.
# Cuts
Apprentices to pay higher fees as budget cuts kick in
The costs are associated with registration fees paid to the institutes of technology attended by those in SOLAS/FÁS programmes.
# Bank Levy
Bank levy will cost Bank of Ireland €40 million a year
The Government estimated that the levy would raise a total of €150 million for the exchequer each year from all Irish domestic banks.
# Budget 2014
Dáil passes Social Welfare Bill which implements Budget 2014 cuts
The bill now goes to the Seanad the week after next.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you support the new standarised rate of maternity benefit?
Maternity benefit will be standarised at €230 per week for new claimants from January.
# Going nowhere
"I think it's a bit rich of Mícheál Martin"- James Reilly resists calls to resign
Reilly has come under increased pressure about spending and savings figures within the Department of Health.
Damien Kiberd: Health is not just Angola, it’s the original Heart of Darkness
What’s to become of the very sick who can’t afford insurance cover and who don’t qualify for medical cards? Does anyone – including Reilly – know?
# Your Say
Poll: Are you in favour of free GP care for under-5s?
It will take away a costly expense for parents – but the high cost has been criticised. What do you think?
Aaron McKenna: Giving free GP care for all children under 6 is reckless
Not all families NEED help in sending their children to a GP – but the Government is ignoring that in a cynical ploy to curry favour with the electorate.
# Budget 2014
8 things we learned from Brian Hayes's Budget 2014 Q&A on Twitter
… and a few questions the Minister didn’t want to answer…
# Budget 2014
Silent protest outside Dáil today over childrens' cochlear implants funding
Parents are calling on the Health Minister to allocate funding for bilateral cochlear implants for children.
# Budget 2014
Cigarettes and lots of debt: 7 things in Budget 2014 that you may have missed
We’ve read the Budget documents so you don’t have to…
# Budget 2014
Reform Alliance critical of Budget measures but not united in opposing it
The alliance of Fine Gael rebels will not be taking a collective stance on the Budget but have already sharply criticised some measures being introduced by the government.
# Budget 2014
With the Air Travel Tax gone, Ryanair commits to a million more passengers
The airline says it wants to meet Irish airport bosses to discus growing its traffic in and out of Ireland by at least one million passengers a year from April 2014.
# Youth Unemployment
"Employers have to become part of the solution"- Joan Burton
Incentives she said will come into place from the beginning of 2014 to offer employers a rebate if they employ someone who has been unemployed for six-months or more.
# go away rain
Even the weather has the post-Budget blues
So much rain.
# Budget 2014
PICTURES: The winners and losers of Budget 2014
Which category do you fall into this morning?
# Budget 2014
"Unjust and shameful": The insiders who WEREN'T happy with the Budget
We spoke to the insiders after the Budget announcement – and here’s what they told us.
# Budget 2014
"Positive","Welcome": The insiders who WERE happy with the Budget
The insiders told how they felt about the Budget 2014 announcement.
# Budget 14
Off Licence association to bring wine excise increase to EU Commission
The price of wine is gone up by 50 cent, under yesterday’s Budget 214 announcement.
# Budget 2014
Analysis: Pre-Budget leaks made for anti-climactic affair inside and outside Leinster House
By the time Noonan and Howlin got on their feet we already knew about the worst of Budget 2014.
# Budget 2014
So, where does the tax on alcohol, tobacco and petrol go?
Did you know that from midnight, your pint of beer will wipe 24 cent off the national debt?
# Budget 2014
One-parent families hit by Budget tax changes
The One-Parent Family Tax Credit was previously available to parents who shared custody of a child but now only one parent will receive the credit.
# Positivity
25 good things that have happened since the last budget
No matter how grim things seem today, there are still good things ahead.
# Talking tax
'We don’t want to incur any reputational damage': Noonan on 'stateless' companies crackdown
And on our beloved corporation tax, the Minister said: “That’s our business, it can’t be imposed on us, and we’re gonna keep it at 12.5 per cent.”
# budget2014
How the World Reacted: Budget 2014
What’s the rest of the world saying about us?
# Budget 2014
Core payments were protected thanks to job creation - Burton
Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton says that her department is making cuts of €226 million, significantly less than the €440 million originally requested.
# what budget?
Here are the heartwarming and surprising things that make you all happy
Children, dogs, Lego, ironing… check out the diverse results.
# Budget 2014
In numbers: Budget 2014
Taxes, cuts and savings – here’s a numerical round-up of the key figures from Budget 2014.
# Budget 2014
Home renovation tax incentive will hurt 'tax dodging cowboys' - IGBC
New scheme means homeowners are less likely to use the shadow economy for building works according to construction groups including The Irish Green Building Council.
# Budget 2014
IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget 2014 speech
Medical cards, GP care for children, a levy on banks and more…
# blockage
The Guide to blocking the budget
Prefer to keep your head in the sand? We’re here to help
# Budget 2014
Telephone allowance, maternity benefit and medical cards hit hard in Budget
Brendan Howlin’s announcement of a review of all medical cards was greeted with jeers from members of the opposition parties.
# Budget 2014
IN FULL: Michael Noonan's Budget 2014 speech
Did you miss the minister’s Budget 2014 announcement earlier? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
# Budget 2014
Levy on banks of €150 million a year until 2016
Domestic banks will pay the levy totaling €150 million a year for the next three years with each bank to pay based on interest on thier deposits.
# Budget 2014
No increases in VAT or income tax next year
# Budget 2014
Two-year income tax exemption for unemployed who set up business
The ‘Start Your Own Business Scheme’ will provide a two-year exception on income tax for self-employed people who have been unemployed for 15 months or more.
# Budget 2014
Noonan cracks down on 'stateless' companies registered in Ireland for tax
The Minister also reaffirmed the Government’s long-held commitment to not change the corporation tax rate.
# Budget 2014
Good news for airlines: Air Travel Tax to be scrapped next year
The current rate of tax means airlines have to pay €3 for every passenger departing from an airport.
# all kicking off
Michael Noonan's 13-second Instagram preview of the Budget
Watch him reading an autocue in EXTREME CLOSE-UP.