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# Budget 15
Why the spending watchdog wasn't impressed with Budget 2015
The Fiscal Advisory Council says that the government could have moved the country to a “zone of safety” in the last budget.
# hauliers
Truck drivers plan further traffic chaos, and one Minister isn't very happy about it
The Irish Road Haulage Association has called on the Government to address their concerns over road tax.
# Nope
Here's the 'child benefit' tweet a Cork bar was forced to apologise over
# It Says In The Papers
Payback, buying an election and "Be Happy" - how the papers saw Budget 2015
A mixed bag of papers from a mixed bag Budget.
Ireland's recession is basically over because we embarrassed Germany*
*At least, that’s what Twitter says.
# Devil in the Details
Here's what you may have missed in the Budget
There will also be money to tackle late discharges from hospitals and spending on building schools.
# microbrewery
'Excise relief is the shot in the arm needed to get the Irish craft beer industry going'
The Wicklow Wolf Brewing Company says yesterday’s Budget announcement was unexpected, but welcome.
# budget 2015
The main things you really need to know from Budget 2015
Taxes, cigarettes, child benefit….
# Make Money Money
Here's how much your pay will change after Budget 2015
What are you going to do with all that money?
# Short end of the stick?
Little relief for renters as Rent Supplement and rent cap omitted from Budget
There was dismay by many groups that the there was nothing to combat spiralling rents.
# your reaction
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.
# through a lens
The pictures that tell the story of Budget Day 2015
New boys, old boys and pizza protestors.
# Gates Are Gonna Gate
ANOTHER car got stuck on the barrier at Leinster House today
Today of all days.
# Up In Smoke
'A great day for South Armagh Duty Free' - tobacco companies are not happy...
They say that the 40 cent increase on a packet of cigarettes will play into the hands of smugglers.
# if you're happy i'm happy
PICTURES: The winners and losers* of Budget 2015
*Relatively speaking, all things considered, etc…
# Agriculture
'Young and active farmers' will benefit from today's Budget
New measures will target the long-term leasing of land.
# Irish Film
Will we be welcoming more celebrities to Ireland next year?
More films? More film stars?
# Water relief
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.
# No Cuts
Here's how social welfare will look after today
If you have kids or live alone, it’s some good news.
# budget 2015
Child Benefit: €5 extra per child, per month for parents
Brendan Howlin sprung the surprise increase this afternoon.
# Permanent and Pensionable
Fancy a civil service job? Recruitment will start again next year
A moratorium on hiring will be lifted.
# rough sleepers
€10m budget boost to end 'scourge of homelessness'
But rent supplement levels have not been touched.
# well - that was...
Does this pretty much sum up the reaction to #Budget2015?
# Read all about it
Here's Michael Noonan's Budget 2015 speech in full
6,000 words, 44 minutes, and lots and lots of new policies…
# budget 2015
Good news if you have a private pension: The levy is on its way out
The levy will be reduced from 2015 and will be abolished at the end of next year.
# wardrobe changes
All tie'd up: Howlin faces tough decisions on Budget wardrobe
James Connolly even gave his sartorial advice.
# Crystal Ball
The Budget: Here's what we know so far*
*We think.
# House
PLAY: Budget Bingo 2015
The Budget is here again, so why not turn it into a fun game with’s Budget Bingo?
# budget 2015
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.
# Dáil talk
State of the Nation: Will this be the day austerity finally came to an end?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# No googling
How well do you remember Budgets past? Take our quiz
Briefcases to CD-ROMs to USB sticks.
# dolla dolla bills y'all
Here's how to save money off your own Budget 2015
Save some pennies, easily.
# Deise of Thunder
What do the people of Waterford want from the Budget?
Jobs, mostly. But what else?
# Budget 15
No extra taxes or spending cuts needed - good news before the Budget
A Department of Finance White Paper says the country can hit deficit targets without upheaval.
# Shinnernomics
Is Sinn Féin really proposing a 73 per cent tax rate?
The opposition party has come under attack for its budget proposals this week.
# budget 2015
We want you: Join’s Budget 2015 readers’ panel
We want to hear from a wide range of people across the country to find out their thoughts both ahead of Budget Day and on the day itself.
# budget 2015
The Socialists think they could raise €3.3 billion by taxing millionaires
The Socialist Party, or the Anti-Austerity Alliance as they’re calling themselves, launched their budget proposals today.
Opinion: How can we make the budgeting process fairer and more democratic?
Drafting a budget, or any form of legislation, will always be a difficult and divisive task but there are ways of listening to all sections of society in the process.
# budget 2015
Here are 7 things we know about the Budget so far
With just over a week to go, we’re getting excited.
# budget 2015
€500m needed to tackle homelessness as 'ten children a week lose their home'
Focus Ireland is calling for an ‘immediate’ increase in rent supplement in Budget 2015.