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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.

YOU CAN TELL it’s Budget Day in Ireland when #PRSI, #MichaelNoonan and #Dail are trending for most of the day on Twitter.

Predictably, given the nature of today’s Budget which targeted a large number of groups across society, a lot of the reaction so far has been negative. The government has been criticised for targeting vulnerable groups ahead of people with money and for hitting easy targets ahead of making more imaginative changes.

Twitter has been filled with tweets about the PRSI changes, the increase on alcohol, and the cuts to child benefit. Here’s a round up of what people on Twitter have been saying:

Budget 2013: Here’s how Twitter reacted
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  • Budget 2013 - Colm O'Gorman

  • Budget 2013 - Elaine Edwards

  • Budget 2013 - Una Mullally

  • Budget 2013 - Colm Tobin

  • Budget 2013 - Paul Watson

  • Budget 2013 - Labour TD Colm Keaveney

  • Budget 2013 - Kim Bielenberg

  • Budget 2013 - Niamh Pitts

  • budget 2013 - Michael Kelly

  • Budget 2013 - June Shannon

  • Budget 2013 - Jilian van Turnhout

  • Budget 2013 - Philip Nolan

  • Budget 2013 - Simon Community

  • Budget 2013 - Katie Harrington

  • Budget 2013 - Deirdre Mullen

  • Budget 2013 - Chris Barrett

  • Budget 2013 - Richard Tol

  • Budget 2013 - Aideen Carberry

  • Budget 2013 - Ciara Leena

  • Budget 2013 - Rowan Gallagher

  • Budget 2013 - Ken Curtin

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