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#Budget 16

# budget-16 - Monday 19 October, 2015

Debate Room: Should school start earlier to help working parents?

This is just one of the suggestions from two contributors working in the area of childcare who reflect on what’s needed to solve the childcare issues here in Ireland.

# budget-16 - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Survey finds majority of people thought Budget 2016 was good for Ireland

Michael Noonan has denied that the government had returned to the days of “when I have it, I spend it”.

Why was there no rent certainty in the Budget?

Michael Noonan says they just ran out of time.

Are prefab villages really the future of housing? Opinion This post contains a poll

Are prefab villages really the future of housing?

Innovative solutions are required to solve the housing and homelessness crisis, not “off the shelf” solutions, writes Mary Hughes.

Why hasn't the USC been scrapped yet?

We were told back in 2011 that it was a temporary measure, but €4 billion every year seems to be too difficult to part with.

# budget-16 - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Budget 2016 - here are all the main points

Anything that affects you, you’ll find it here.

What the Budget means to someone earning around €30,000

How does this change things for you?

Here's what's changed with the Universal Social Charge in the Budget

The much-hated USC has been cut.

From The Daily Edge 17 great things that have happened since the last Budget

17 great things that have happened since the last Budget

It’s not all bad…

What the Budget means to someone earning around €50,000

How does this change things for you?

From The Daily Edge Admit it, paying Contactless makes you feel your most glamorous Glam Lyfe

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech

“Today we reap the benefits of the hard work and resilience of the Irish people.”

Sorry Leo, fizzy drinks won't be taxed

The Health Minister had asked for a 20% tax on the drinks to help tackle obesity.

Here's how families will be affected by the Budget

Child Benefit is up by a fiver and the Respite Care Grant has been restored.

How does Budget 2016 affect you? TheJournal.ie calculator will do the sums for you

Income tax, USC, tax credits… will you have more money or less after today’s Budget?

IN FULL: Michael Noonan's Budget speech

“No more booms and bust.”

# budget-16 - Friday 9 October, 2015

How the Socialists would abolish water charges, property tax and USC for low-earners Budget 2016 This post contains videos

How the Socialists would abolish water charges, property tax and USC for low-earners

Paul Murphy talks about AAA’s radical alternative to current government policy.

# budget-16 - Thursday 8 October, 2015

'Fine Gael don't care too much about ordinary people'

Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesperson Michael McGrath had some strong words for the government today.

# budget-16 - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

An awful lot of you want USC abolished altogether

No surprises there, but how many say we should keep it?

# budget-16 - Friday 2 October, 2015

It looks like the Irish economy is now taking off like a rocket

Just as Michael Noonan said it could three years ago.

# budget-16 - Thursday 1 October, 2015

This man doesn't care that Sinn Féin 'scares the bejaysus' out of some people Shinnernomics This post contains videos

This man doesn't care that Sinn Féin 'scares the bejaysus' out of some people

Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty dropped by to give us the Sinn Féin alternative.

# budget-16 - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Top Irish earners are paying more tax than the Swedes

And those on high incomes should pay less, one group says.

# budget-16 - Friday 11 September, 2015

The hated USC is in line for a significant cut next month

The Finance Minister signalled that universal social charge will be prioritised in the Budget.