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#budget 17

# budget-17 - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

WATCH: Simon Coveney and Katherine Zappone answer your questions about Budget 2017
# Ask A Minister
# Ask A Minister

WATCH: Simon Coveney and Katherine Zappone answer your questions about Budget 2017

Oct 12th 2016, 6:54 PM 9,074 Views 26 Comments

TheJournal.ie asked your questions about housing and children live on Facebook this evening.

Why are TDs getting a €5,000 'pay rise'?
# Restoration
# Restoration

Why are TDs getting a €5,000 'pay rise'?

Oct 12th 2016, 6:38 PM 36,604 Views 103 Comments

Politicians have come under fire for wage restoration they are due next year.

Noonan defends first-time buyers plan as critics warn it will create 'bidding war'
# Supply Vs Demand
# Supply Vs Demand

Noonan defends first-time buyers plan as critics warn it will create 'bidding war'

Oct 12th 2016, 6:00 PM 12,416 Views 42 Comments

Cutting VAT on new homes would have been a better approach, one economist has said.

Leaders' Questions As It Happened: The morning after the day before
Live Oct 12th 2016, 11:36 AM

Leaders' Questions As It Happened: The morning after the day before

Poll: Would you consider becoming a guard?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you consider becoming a guard?

Oct 12th 2016, 9:52 AM 23,972 Views 73 Comments

An extra 800 new gardaí are due to be recruited in 2017.

'A pint for everyone': How the front pages are covering the Budget
# Cigarettes And Alcohol
# Cigarettes And Alcohol

'A pint for everyone': How the front pages are covering the Budget

Oct 12th 2016, 8:10 AM 13,811 Views 12 Comments

There are very few puns.

Who was this Budget for? Big business, landlords and property developers
# Opinion
# Opinion

Who was this Budget for? Big business, landlords and property developers

Oct 12th 2016, 7:00 AM 154 Views 66 Comments

It is summed up by the fact that while TDs will benefit by more than €50 a week, young unemployed people will get a miserly €2.70, writes AAA-PBP TD Paul Murphy.

When are the Budget changes kicking in?
# Clock Is Ticking
# Clock Is Ticking

When are the Budget changes kicking in?

Oct 12th 2016, 6:45 AM 13,818 Views 14 Comments

Here’s what happens, when.

# budget-17 - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Whose phone is that? A very familiar sound interrupted Michael Healy Rae in the Dáil this evening
# Nokia 3210
# Nokia 3210

Whose phone is that? A very familiar sound interrupted Michael Healy Rae in the Dáil this evening

Oct 11th 2016, 9:06 PM 28,976 Views 33 Comments

Healy Rae was giving statements on the Budget when a well-known sound rang out.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Oct 11th 2016, 9:04 PM 8,267 Views 0 Comments

Budget 2017 has landed, and Trump attacks his own party – it’s your budget day Evening Fix.

'There are lots of jobs available': Leo defends lower jobseekers' payments to young people
# Young And Broke
# Young And Broke

'There are lots of jobs available': Leo defends lower jobseekers' payments to young people

Oct 11th 2016, 8:35 PM 26,964 Views 83 Comments

Young jobseekers will get an increase of €2.70 to their payment per week next year.

Pensions up and charges down - How did the elderly fare in the Budget?
# Budget 2017
# Budget 2017

Pensions up and charges down - How did the elderly fare in the Budget?

Oct 11th 2016, 7:54 PM 9,573 Views 21 Comments

An increase in the State pension of €5 per week was the much heralded measure the Government announced today.

Your PRSI will now let you get a free teeth cleaning
# Lisa Needs Braces
# Lisa Needs Braces

Your PRSI will now let you get a free teeth cleaning

Oct 11th 2016, 6:36 PM 104,527 Views 22 Comments

DENTAL PLAN!

Investment in sheep and protection from Brexit: Here's what the Budget means to farmers
# Rural Assistance
# Rural Assistance

Investment in sheep and protection from Brexit: Here's what the Budget means to farmers

Oct 11th 2016, 5:40 PM 8,289 Views 7 Comments

A number of measures have been introduced to try to ease the potential fallout from Brexit.

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €40,000
# Budget 2017
# Budget 2017

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €40,000

Oct 11th 2016, 4:46 PM 45,390 Views 41 Comments

What does the budget mean for you?

Here are the winners and losers in Budget 2017
# Winners And Losers
# Winners And Losers

Here are the winners and losers in Budget 2017

Oct 11th 2016, 4:43 PM 22,277 Views 36 Comments

Here’s who got something and who will feel like they lost.

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €100,000
# HIGHER EARNERS
# HIGHER EARNERS

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €100,000

Oct 11th 2016, 4:36 PM 25,581 Views 5 Comments

Has it been a good or bad day for you?

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €20,000
# Budget 2017
# Budget 2017

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €20,000

Oct 11th 2016, 4:14 PM 23,231 Views 23 Comments

Has the budget changed things for you?

"Not Brexit-proof" - there's a deal of good news for the self-employed today, but is it enough?

"Not Brexit-proof" - there's a deal of good news for the self-employed today, but is it enough?

Oct 11th 2016, 3:29 PM 8,125 Views 0 Comments

However the earned income tax credit still lags behind the €1,650 automatic deduction available to PAYE workers.

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €30,000
# Budget 2017
# Budget 2017

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €30,000

Oct 11th 2016, 3:13 PM 62,332 Views 39 Comments

How does this change things for you?

Over 2,500 new teaching jobs are to be created
# Top Of The Class
# Top Of The Class

Over 2,500 new teaching jobs are to be created

Oct 11th 2016, 2:53 PM 9,334 Views 14 Comments

Overall, the Department of Education and Skills’ budget will increase by €458 million.

The Health Department is getting half a billion in extra funding to try to fix some problems
# Budget 2017
# Budget 2017

The Health Department is getting half a billion in extra funding to try to fix some problems

Oct 11th 2016, 2:15 PM 5,771 Views 18 Comments

The increased funding of 7.4% will bring the total spend for health in 2017 to €14.6 billion.

It's official: Ireland is getting a sugar tax (but not for a few years)
# Budget 2017
# Budget 2017

It's official: Ireland is getting a sugar tax (but not for a few years)

Oct 11th 2016, 1:44 PM 14,896 Views 31 Comments

The tax was mentioned in this afternoon’s budget.

FactCheck: How do jobseeker's payments here compare to Northern Ireland?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: How do jobseeker's payments here compare to Northern Ireland?

Oct 11th 2016, 8:00 AM 58,435 Views 95 Comments

In the Dáil last week, Leo Varadkar asked TheJournal.ie for a fact check. We accepted that request.

# budget-17 - Monday 10 October, 2016

The majority of people aren't feeling at all positive about tomorrow's Budget
# Poll
# Poll

The majority of people aren't feeling at all positive about tomorrow's Budget

Oct 10th 2016, 6:12 PM 13,796 Views 71 Comments

A new poll shows that 53% of people are feeling pessimistic about tomorrow’s Budget.

# budget-17 - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Pubs want the government to cut tax on drink because of weaker sterling
# Barrels Of Money
# Barrels Of Money

Pubs want the government to cut tax on drink because of weaker sterling

Oct 5th 2016, 12:33 PM 12,948 Views 49 Comments

The hospitality industry employs 204,000 people.

# budget-17 - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Irish people can't decide if they want tax cuts or increased spending
# Daddy Or Chips?
# Daddy Or Chips?

Irish people can't decide if they want tax cuts or increased spending

Oct 4th 2016, 9:18 AM 8,362 Views 72 Comments

Tax cuts for some, miniature Irish flags for others.

# budget-17 - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

FactCheck: Did the last government cut payments to lone parents?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did the last government cut payments to lone parents?

Sep 27th 2016, 7:07 PM 25,091 Views 77 Comments

FactCheck looks into a a controversial claim made by Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar on Morning Ireland yesterday.

# budget-17 - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Poll: Would you prefer tax cuts or increased spending in the Budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you prefer tax cuts or increased spending in the Budget?

Sep 21st 2016, 9:06 AM 24,929 Views 109 Comments

Or neither?

# budget-17 - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Government ministers have Budget wishlists - but there's not enough money to go around
# I Want...
# I Want...

Government ministers have Budget wishlists - but there's not enough money to go around

Sep 15th 2016, 6:07 AM 6,612 Views 43 Comments

Ministers budget submissions come to in excess of €3 billion.

# budget-17 - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

No surprises on the way in this year's Budget - but there will be a reduction in USC
# Budget 17
# Budget 17

No surprises on the way in this year's Budget - but there will be a reduction in USC

Sep 13th 2016, 6:12 AM 20,281 Views 48 Comments

Michael Noonan said the detail of the USC reduction is yet to be decided.