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We want you: Join TheJournal.ie’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 IS just a week away, and you can count on TheJournal.ie to bring you all you need to know, as it happens.

In the meantime, we’d like to hear about your personal expectations for B-Day; are you worried about potential cuts or are you feeling more optimistic than recent years?

We’d like to hear from people in the following groups:

  • Single and working
  • Unemployed person
  • Married
  • Co-habiting couple
  • Single parent
  • Homeowner
  • Person hoping to buy a house
  • Young couple renting
  • Pensioner
  • Person with medical problems
  • Emigrant
  • Public servant
  • Owner of a small/medium business
  • Farmer

How it works

We’ll ask you to tell us about your current situation and what your hopes and fears are in the run up to 14 October. Check out last year’s pieces here (Part 1) and here (Part 2).

Then, once the bad/good news has been announced, we’ll contact you to get your reaction and to work out how it has actually affected you.

Please note that you’ll need to be contactable on Budget Day, 14 October.

Still interested?

To take part, we’ll need you to email a few details to jen@thejournal.ie, including:

  • Your name
  • Your circumstances (ie which one of the criteria above do you satisfy) and a little about yourself
  • A contact number
  • The county in which you live
  • A small headshot photograph of yourself that can be used on the website.

We would be delighted to have you take part in our extensive coverage of Budget 2014, so please get in touch!

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