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#Budget 2014

# budget-2014 - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

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 - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

How was it for you? Our Readers' Panel react, Part One

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.

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.

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?

Wine, banter and turning on each other: Here's how Twitter reacted to Budget 2014

Cuts to maternity benefit and unemployment benefit for young people as well as the abolition of the bereavement grant were the hot topics.

Budget 2014: the key things to know from today’s announcement

Need a quick recap? Here are the most notable measures announced by ministers Howlin and Noonan today.

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.

Howlin says notion of 'shame' over bereavement grant abolition 'entirely inappropriate'

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said that there is a “very generous provision” for the spouse of an elderly person who dies.

From The Daily Edge 25 good things that have happened since the last budget Positivity

25 good things that have happened since the last budget

No matter how grim things seem today, there are still good things ahead.

'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.”

Budget 2014 liveblog: As it happened

TheJournal.ie’s liveblog guided you through the Budget Day announcement – and let you know how it will affect YOU.

Column: Cutting unemployment benefit to the under-26s is unjust and unacceptable

The plan is a further step towards the political disillusionment of young people, a drastic slash in living standards, and an even more polarised society, write Dan O’Neill and Fiona Dunkin.

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.

US warns citizens about protests in Dublin

The US Embassy in Ireland sent a security message to those living in or visiting the country today.

From The Daily Edge Here are the heartwarming and surprising things that make you all happy What Budget?

Here are the heartwarming and surprising things that make you all happy

Children, dogs, Lego, ironing… check out the diverse results.

In numbers: Budget 2014

Taxes, cuts and savings – here’s a numerical round-up of the key figures from Budget 2014.

ICSA: No nasty surprises for farmers in the Budget

Coveney announced €195 million for the disadvantaged areas scheme but a cost benefit view has farmers on edge.

Reilly on health cuts: 'This does entail more heavy lifting for people'

How €113 million will be saved in ‘medical card probity’ was a key issue at today’s health budget briefing.

From The42 Funding for Irish sport reduced to €8.73 per citizen Budget 2014

Funding for Irish sport reduced to €8.73 per citizen

The Federation of Irish Sport has expressed its disappointed at a further €3.1 million cut to the Irish Sports Council’s funding.

"This Budget gives young people one guarantee - emigration" - Sinn Féin reacts to the Budget

Sinn Féin felt that the Budget was an attack on young people, repeating the message that the Government have “made emigration a policy”.

Funeral directors will seek u-turn on Bereavement Grant cut

The Bereavement Grant was a one-off payment of €850 made available on the death of a family member but it has been scrapped in the Budget.

Higher rate of Invalidity Pension to be phased out

A higher level of payment offered within the scheme is to be cut for certain recipients.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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.

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget 2014 speech

Medical cards, GP care for children, a levy on banks and more…

Bruton: Expect 48,000 new jobs in 2014

The jobs minister has set himself a high employment target following on from today’s Budget announcement.

From The Daily Edge The DailyEdge.ie Guide to blocking the budget Blockage

The DailyEdge.ie Guide to blocking the budget

Prefer to keep your head in the sand? We’re here to help

Lotto sale to fund children's hospital, a training centre, roads and more

Proceeds from the sale will fund a €200 million capital investment scheme, says Brendan Howlin.

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.

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.

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.

Under 5s care "first step" towards free GP visits for all --- Howlin

The move, flagged in advance of today’s Budget, has been criticised by the GP representative group who say there was no consultation in advance.

Government to "strategically invest" €6.4 billion NPRF pot

The €6.4 billion discretionary account in the National Pensions Reserve Fund will be used to invest in employment schemes in Ireland, Brendan Howlin said today.

FINANCE MINISTER MICHAEL Noonan has announced that there will be no VAT increases on petrol, diesel, homeheating oil or gas.

This announcement is bound to be welcomed by groups representing those on low incomes and in particular older people, as we head into the winter months.

There will  be no change in any VAT rates, income tax or to the Universal Social Charge next year, Noonan said.

However, there will be an increase in excise duty for wine, spirits and cigarettes.

For all the latest updates, keep an eye on our Budget 2014 Liveblog…

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.

'DIRT' tax on savings interest to rise to 41 per cent

The measure means those saving money will have to hand €41 back to the state for every €100 in interest they accrue.

Cigarettes and pints up by 10 cent, wine up by 50 cent

If you smoke or drink, enjoy the price for the next nine hours or so – it is rising at midnight.

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.

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.

"Living City" designations to be extended to Cork, Dublin, Galway and Kilkenny

The pilot scheme, which was rolled out this year in Waterford and Limerick, will be extended to the other cities in the country in 2014.