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#budget 2015

# budget-2015 - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Inside Leinster House: Giddy government backbenchers embrace the end of austerity...
# Budget Banter
# Budget Banter

Inside Leinster House: Giddy government backbenchers embrace the end of austerity...

Oct 15th 2014, 8:10 AM 4,006 Views 37 Comments

… while the opposition fail to muster much of an opposition.

Opinion: Budget 2015 is over... so have we left austerity behind?
# Your Wallet
# Your Wallet

Opinion: Budget 2015 is over... so have we left austerity behind?

Oct 15th 2014, 8:00 AM 17 Views 20 Comments

The Finance Minister undoubtedly thought the best tactic was to make as few changes as possible, but will the Irish people be better off now?

'Excise relief is the shot in the arm needed to get the Irish craft beer industry going'
# Microbrewery
# Microbrewery

'Excise relief is the shot in the arm needed to get the Irish craft beer industry going'

Oct 15th 2014, 7:20 AM 8,145 Views 27 Comments

The Wicklow Wolf Brewing Company says yesterday’s Budget announcement was unexpected, but welcome.

Poll: How was it for you? What did you make of Budget 2015?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How was it for you? What did you make of Budget 2015?

Oct 15th 2014, 6:45 AM 9,590 Views 53 Comments

Good? Bad? Indifferent?

The main things you really need to know from Budget 2015
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

The main things you really need to know from Budget 2015

Oct 15th 2014, 6:40 AM 85,475 Views 83 Comments

Taxes, cigarettes, child benefit….

They said they'd be cutting taxes and they have. Here's where the savings are:
# Good News
# Good News

They said they'd be cutting taxes and they have. Here's where the savings are:

Oct 15th 2014, 6:39 AM 57,245 Views 138 Comments

After all those kites, here’s the meat of what’s being brought in by the coalition….

When are the Budget changes kicking in?
# All About Timing
# All About Timing

When are the Budget changes kicking in?

Oct 15th 2014, 6:38 AM 14,962 Views 23 Comments

Midnight tonight, or January 2015? Here are the latest details as we have them.

Here's how much your pay will change after Budget 2015
# Make Money Money
# Make Money Money

Here's how much your pay will change after Budget 2015

Oct 15th 2014, 6:37 AM 45,154 Views 45 Comments

What are you going to do with all that money?

Explainer: What is this 'knowledge box' and why does Ireland want to get one?
# Boxed In
# Boxed In

Explainer: What is this 'knowledge box' and why does Ireland want to get one?

Oct 15th 2014, 6:35 AM 12,716 Views 4 Comments

Michael Noonan wants more companies to invest their money in Ireland.

Little relief for renters as Rent Supplement and rent cap omitted from Budget
# Short End Of The Stick?
# Short End Of The Stick?

Little relief for renters as Rent Supplement and rent cap omitted from Budget

Oct 15th 2014, 6:15 AM 4,820 Views 4 Comments

There was dismay by many groups that the there was nothing to combat spiralling rents.

How was it for you? Our Readers’ Panel react, Part Two
# Your Reaction
# Your Reaction

How was it for you? Our Readers’ Panel react, Part Two

Oct 15th 2014, 12:02 AM 5,784 Views 17 Comments

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 One
# Reaction
# Reaction

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

Oct 15th 2014, 12:01 AM 5,412 Views 5 Comments

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.

# budget-2015 - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

The pictures that tell the story of Budget Day 2015
# Through A Lens
# Through A Lens

The pictures that tell the story of Budget Day 2015

Oct 14th 2014, 11:30 PM 7,289 Views 9 Comments

New boys, old boys and pizza protestors.

Michael Noonan: "Austerity as we know it is over"
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Michael Noonan: "Austerity as we know it is over"

Oct 14th 2014, 10:59 PM 8,895 Views 65 Comments

Finance Minister tells TheJournal.ie he will be “cautious and prudent” to secure the economic recovery in the coming years.

BUDGET 2015: As it happened (and what it did to and for you)
# As It Happens
# As It Happens

BUDGET 2015: As it happened (and what it did to and for you)

Oct 14th 2014, 10:13 PM 98,067 Views 85 Comments

Tax changes, eye-catching bumps to cigarettes and child benefit: but was this a budget to signal the end of austerity?

ANOTHER car got stuck on the barrier at Leinster House today
# Gates Are Gonna Gate
# Gates Are Gonna Gate

ANOTHER car got stuck on the barrier at Leinster House today

Oct 14th 2014, 9:25 PM 22,522 Views 17 Comments

Today of all days.

Cigarettes, child benefit and Michael Noonan's cough - here's how Twitter reacted to the Budget
# Fanning The Phlegm
# Fanning The Phlegm

Cigarettes, child benefit and Michael Noonan's cough - here's how Twitter reacted to the Budget

Oct 14th 2014, 8:01 PM 18,922 Views 25 Comments

Your keyboards must be exhausted by now…

Here's Brendan Howlin's Budget speech in full
# Read All About It
# Read All About It

Here's Brendan Howlin's Budget speech in full

Oct 14th 2014, 7:35 PM 5,245 Views 4 Comments

Hot on the heels of Michael Noonan, here’s what the Minister for Public Expenditure had to say.

Free breast-cancer screenings will now be available for women up to the age of 69
# Breastcheck
# Breastcheck

Free breast-cancer screenings will now be available for women up to the age of 69

Oct 14th 2014, 7:20 PM 6,697 Views 12 Comments

The BreastCheck programme currently offers free screenings to those aged 50 to 65.

'A great day for South Armagh Duty Free' - tobacco companies are not happy...
# Up In Smoke
# Up In Smoke

'A great day for South Armagh Duty Free' - tobacco companies are not happy...

Oct 14th 2014, 7:14 PM 14,008 Views 37 Comments

They say that the 40 cent increase on a packet of cigarettes will play into the hands of smugglers.

Mary Lou McDonald has been turfed out of the Dáil...
# Goodbye Mary Lou
# Goodbye Mary Lou

Mary Lou McDonald has been turfed out of the Dáil...

Oct 14th 2014, 7:05 PM 82,009 Views 320 Comments

…and she’s not being let back in.

What is James Reilly listening to? (Because it isn't Richard Boyd Barrett)
# Can't Hear Ya
# Can't Hear Ya

What is James Reilly listening to? (Because it isn't Richard Boyd Barrett)

Oct 14th 2014, 7:01 PM 11,901 Views 21 Comments

RBB reaching the peak of his speech? Headphones on.

Good news for Heather Humphreys --- she's getting €4 million to spend on 2016
# Minister For 1916
# Minister For 1916

Good news for Heather Humphreys --- she's getting €4 million to spend on 2016

Oct 14th 2014, 7:00 PM 7,463 Views 13 Comments

Her Department’s being given €212 million in total to spend, as part of Budget 2015.

PICTURES: The winners and losers* of Budget 2015
# If You're Happy I'm Happy
# If You're Happy I'm Happy

PICTURES: The winners and losers* of Budget 2015

Oct 14th 2014, 6:42 PM 15,032 Views 23 Comments

*Relatively speaking, all things considered, etc…

'Young and active farmers' will benefit from today's Budget
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

'Young and active farmers' will benefit from today's Budget

Oct 14th 2014, 6:30 PM 12,889 Views 12 Comments

New measures will target the long-term leasing of land.

Will we be welcoming more celebrities to Ireland next year?
# Irish Film
# Irish Film

Will we be welcoming more celebrities to Ireland next year?

Oct 14th 2014, 6:15 PM 4,517 Views 1 Comment

More films? More film stars?

'Uninspiring' budget continues tax discrimination against self-starters
# Budget... Meh
# Budget... Meh

'Uninspiring' budget continues tax discrimination against self-starters

Oct 14th 2014, 6:15 PM 5,373 Views 22 Comments

The self-employed are still paying more tax than everyone else.

The Double Irish is dead, long live the 'knowledge-development box'
# R.I.P. Double Irish
# R.I.P. Double Irish

The Double Irish is dead, long live the 'knowledge-development box'

Oct 14th 2014, 6:11 PM 12,891 Views 5 Comments

But Michael Noonan says Ireland’s low corporate tax rate “never was, never has been” up for discussion.

The government is giving most people part of their water charges back
# Water Relief
# Water Relief

The government is giving most people part of their water charges back

Oct 14th 2014, 6:10 PM 14,155 Views 72 Comments

Michael Noonan said that the measures was being taken to “alleviate the burden of water charges on working families”. The short-term unemployed will miss out, though.

Here's how social welfare will look after today
# No Cuts
# No Cuts

Here's how social welfare will look after today

Oct 14th 2014, 6:09 PM 23,177 Views 28 Comments

If you have kids or live alone, it’s some good news.

What was the story with Michael Noonan's cough during his Budget speech?
# Cough-gate
# Cough-gate

What was the story with Michael Noonan's cough during his Budget speech?

Oct 14th 2014, 6:01 PM 9,870 Views 17 Comments

Lots of people on Twitter were worried about the Finance Minister…

Child Benefit: €5 extra per child, per month for parents
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Child Benefit: €5 extra per child, per month for parents

Oct 14th 2014, 6:00 PM 20,698 Views 101 Comments

Brendan Howlin sprung the surprise increase this afternoon.

No cuts for first time in six years as €42.5m to be pumped into Irish sport in 2015
# Same Again
From The42
# Same Again

No cuts for first time in six years as €42.5m to be pumped into Irish sport in 2015

Oct 14th 2014, 6:00 PM 4,069 Views 0 Comments

A good day for the Irish Sports Council.

Saving to buy your first home? Michael Noonan had some good news for you...
# Home Sweet Home
# Home Sweet Home

Saving to buy your first home? Michael Noonan had some good news for you...

Oct 14th 2014, 6:00 PM 15,532 Views 22 Comments

First time buyers will get a refund on the money they saved for their deposit.

€1 million for Irish emigrants made 'vulnerable by loneliness'
# Wish You Were Here
# Wish You Were Here

€1 million for Irish emigrants made 'vulnerable by loneliness'

Oct 14th 2014, 5:50 PM 4,596 Views 6 Comments

Support for emigrants and the diaspora has increased to €12.595 million.

Fancy a civil service job? Recruitment will start again next year
# Permanent And Pensionable
# Permanent And Pensionable

Fancy a civil service job? Recruitment will start again next year

Oct 14th 2014, 5:41 PM 12,701 Views 17 Comments

A moratorium on hiring will be lifted.

Adding it up: Budget 2015 in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Adding it up: Budget 2015 in numbers

Oct 14th 2014, 5:36 PM 5,264 Views 9 Comments

1, 2, 3, 4, €500.

200 more gardaí on the way (and money for new cars too)
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

200 more gardaí on the way (and money for new cars too)

Oct 14th 2014, 5:34 PM 4,660 Views 17 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald says it’s a “breakthrough” budget for her department. Recruitment is set to begin in the next few weeks.

Got a car? You were left alone in this Budget, for a change
# Driven To Distraction
# Driven To Distraction

Got a car? You were left alone in this Budget, for a change

Oct 14th 2014, 4:59 PM 8,212 Views 23 Comments

There will be no extra motoring or fuel taxes after years of hikes.

'I know the last 3 budgets were very hard for you': Here's what Enda had to say today
# An Taoiseach
# An Taoiseach

'I know the last 3 budgets were very hard for you': Here's what Enda had to say today

Oct 14th 2014, 4:58 PM 6,372 Views 50 Comments

The Taoiseach has issued his statement on today’s budget announcement.