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#budget 2015

# budget-2015 - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

People on the dole will get a Christmas present from the government this year
# Every Little Helps
# Every Little Helps

People on the dole will get a Christmas present from the government this year

Oct 14th 2014, 4:57 PM 25,445 Views 91 Comments

The Christmas Bonus will be reintroduced this year – one of two increases in the area of social welfare announced in today’s Budget.

Cigarettes are going to cost €10 a packet from tomorrow
# Cigarettes And Alcohol
# Cigarettes And Alcohol

Cigarettes are going to cost €10 a packet from tomorrow

Oct 14th 2014, 4:47 PM 19,526 Views 50 Comments

But there will be no change in the price of a pint.

€10m budget boost to end 'scourge of homelessness'
# Rough Sleepers
# Rough Sleepers

€10m budget boost to end 'scourge of homelessness'

Oct 14th 2014, 4:40 PM 4,141 Views 8 Comments

But rent supplement levels have not been touched.

Water charges, turf cutters and an Irish Che Guevara: Who's protesting the Budget?
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Water charges, turf cutters and an Irish Che Guevara: Who's protesting the Budget?

Oct 14th 2014, 4:27 PM 4,642 Views 20 Comments

There aren’t too many protestors outside the Dáil today…

Does this pretty much sum up the reaction to #Budget2015?
# Well - That Was...
# Well - That Was...

Does this pretty much sum up the reaction to #Budget2015?

Oct 14th 2014, 4:22 PM 6,377 Views 8 Comments

OR NOT…

Good news for teachers looking for work in Ireland in Budget 2015
# Education
# Education

Good news for teachers looking for work in Ireland in Budget 2015

Oct 14th 2014, 3:51 PM 7,951 Views 11 Comments

There will be 1,700 new teaching posts offered next year.

There will be €2.2 BILLION spent on social housing in the next three years

There will be €2.2 BILLION spent on social housing in the next three years

Oct 14th 2014, 3:43 PM 3,595 Views 29 Comments

Brendan Howlin says it will deliver 6,700 units.

Here's Michael Noonan's Budget 2015 speech in full
# Read All About It
# Read All About It

Here's Michael Noonan's Budget 2015 speech in full

Oct 14th 2014, 3:43 PM 5,836 Views 3 Comments

6,000 words, 44 minutes, and lots and lots of new policies…

Your landlord may be able to spruce up your rented home now
# Anti-cowboy
# Anti-cowboy

Your landlord may be able to spruce up your rented home now

Oct 14th 2014, 3:00 PM 7,122 Views 4 Comments

Michael Noonan said the move would continues to support ‘legitimate operators’ in the home renovation sector.

Good news if you have a private pension: The levy is on its way out
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Good news if you have a private pension: The levy is on its way out

Oct 14th 2014, 2:59 PM 8,841 Views 9 Comments

The levy will be reduced from 2015 and will be abolished at the end of next year.

Here's why people who make (and like) craft beer should be happy today
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Here's why people who make (and like) craft beer should be happy today

Oct 14th 2014, 2:50 PM 5,634 Views 7 Comments

Finance Minister Michael Noonan is unveiling his Budget measures this afternoon.

Tough crowd: New TDs get 10 minutes of glory before Noonan unveils 'Turning Point' Budget

Tough crowd: New TDs get 10 minutes of glory before Noonan unveils 'Turning Point' Budget

Oct 14th 2014, 2:29 PM 5,439 Views 8 Comments

Ming-backed Independent Michael Fitzmaurice and Socialist Paul Murphy have taken their seats in Leinster House.

All tie'd up: Howlin faces tough decisions on Budget wardrobe
# Wardrobe Changes
# Wardrobe Changes

All tie'd up: Howlin faces tough decisions on Budget wardrobe

Oct 14th 2014, 1:45 PM 4,962 Views 14 Comments

James Connolly even gave his sartorial advice.

The Budget: Here's what we know so far*
# Crystal Ball
# Crystal Ball

The Budget: Here's what we know so far*

Oct 14th 2014, 1:36 PM 10,928 Views 28 Comments

*We think.

PLAY: Budget Bingo 2015
# House
# House

PLAY: Budget Bingo 2015

Oct 14th 2014, 1:02 PM 6,979 Views 5 Comments

The Budget is here again, so why not turn it into a fun game with TheJournal.ie’s Budget Bingo?

Well done you guys: Howlin says today about rewarding 'incredible effort of the Irish people'
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Well done you guys: Howlin says today about rewarding 'incredible effort of the Irish people'

Oct 14th 2014, 11:30 AM 10,931 Views 85 Comments

Meanwhile, Mary Lou McDonald has said that the proof of austerity being over will be in the pudding.

Poll: Should we scrap 'Budget day'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we scrap 'Budget day'?

Oct 14th 2014, 9:28 AM 8,645 Views 30 Comments

We’d still have to pay tax if it existed or not.

Opinion: Not enough focus on tax policy that could lead to sustained recovery
# Tax
# Tax

Opinion: Not enough focus on tax policy that could lead to sustained recovery

Oct 14th 2014, 9:10 AM 18 Views 11 Comments

Substantive tax policy incentives are needed to boost employment – it’s only through such policies that low and middle income earners will see improvement.

State of the Nation: Will this be the day austerity finally came to an end?
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Will this be the day austerity finally came to an end?

Oct 14th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,262 Views 84 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Here's Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin introducing Budget 2015
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Here's Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin introducing Budget 2015

Oct 14th 2014, 8:06 AM 6,882 Views 36 Comments

Howlin remarks that, ‘All the hard work has paid off and we’re in a position to spend’.

Check out out these pictures of Michael Noonan on Budget Day... 23 years ago
# Flashback
# Flashback

Check out out these pictures of Michael Noonan on Budget Day... 23 years ago

Oct 14th 2014, 7:45 AM 16,156 Views 34 Comments

Ah the 90s were great…

How well do you remember Budgets past? Take our quiz
# No Googling
# No Googling

How well do you remember Budgets past? Take our quiz

Oct 14th 2014, 6:45 AM 6,390 Views 15 Comments

Briefcases to CD-ROMs to USB sticks.

# budget-2015 - Monday 13 October, 2014

Where does all your tax money go?
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Where does all your tax money go?

Oct 13th 2014, 10:53 PM 27,957 Views 72 Comments

With the Budget just one day away, we take a look at where your tax money is currently being spent.

18 great things that have happened since the last Budget
# Happy Thoughts
From The Daily Edge
# Happy Thoughts

18 great things that have happened since the last Budget

Oct 13th 2014, 9:30 PM 26,106 Views 24 Comments

It’s not all bad…

Gravel and jam jars: 8 novel Budget proposals you might have missed
# Any Ideas?
# Any Ideas?

Gravel and jam jars: 8 novel Budget proposals you might have missed

Oct 13th 2014, 9:13 PM 13,094 Views 24 Comments

Pesticide levy? Tax on drinking after midnight?

Here's how to save money off your own Budget 2015
# Dolla Dolla Bills Y'all
# Dolla Dolla Bills Y'all

Here's how to save money off your own Budget 2015

Oct 13th 2014, 9:01 PM 38,819 Views 44 Comments

Save some pennies, easily.

Readers’ Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from Budget 2015?
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Readers’ Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from Budget 2015?

Oct 13th 2014, 8:00 PM 7,543 Views 18 Comments

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

Readers’ Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2015?
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Readers’ Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2015?

Oct 13th 2014, 7:00 PM 11,435 Views 39 Comments

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

Lower dole rate leaves Ireland's young people 'struggling to make ends meet'
# Jobseekers
# Jobseekers

Lower dole rate leaves Ireland's young people 'struggling to make ends meet'

Oct 13th 2014, 4:22 PM 17,496 Views 85 Comments

An organisation representing young people in Ireland is calling for the €188 rate to be restored for all young people who are taking part in education, training and works experience programmes.

What I Learned: One TD's journey from the cabbage farm to the Dáil
# The Other F-word
# The Other F-word

What I Learned: One TD's journey from the cabbage farm to the Dáil

Oct 13th 2014, 4:10 PM 13,649 Views 16 Comments

Pub owner- and accountant-turned-TD Áine Collins says Ireland needs to have a “serious conversation about failure”.

Opinion: Human rights must be put at the heart of the budgetary process
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Opinion: Human rights must be put at the heart of the budgetary process

Oct 13th 2014, 1:00 PM 13 Views 19 Comments

If human rights matter to our government, they must play a significant role in shaping budgetary decisions.

With 24 hours to go, here's what we know about the Budget so far...
# The Final Countdown
# The Final Countdown

With 24 hours to go, here's what we know about the Budget so far...

Oct 13th 2014, 12:55 PM 18,773 Views 54 Comments

The leaks are flowing now…

State of the Nation: Is the government listening to the public's anger over water charges?
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Is the government listening to the public's anger over water charges?

Oct 13th 2014, 9:00 AM 10,596 Views 97 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

What do the people of Waterford want from the Budget?
# Deise Of Thunder
# Deise Of Thunder

What do the people of Waterford want from the Budget?

Oct 13th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,481 Views 27 Comments

Jobs, mostly. But what else?

# budget-2015 - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Here are three Budget ideas that can solve a social problem, spur the economy, and save money
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Here are three Budget ideas that can solve a social problem, spur the economy, and save money

Oct 12th 2014, 9:00 PM 29,376 Views 38 Comments

Dr Daragh McGreal has been crunching numbers and formulating policies for months. Here are a few of them…

IN IMAGES: 'Blood from a f***ing stone' - a decade of Budgets
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

IN IMAGES: 'Blood from a f***ing stone' - a decade of Budgets

Oct 12th 2014, 6:30 PM 16,353 Views 18 Comments

10 years in 15 seconds.

Cigarettes and petrol: How much have the old reliables been hiked in the last 20 years?
# Pack Of Twenty
# Pack Of Twenty

Cigarettes and petrol: How much have the old reliables been hiked in the last 20 years?

Oct 12th 2014, 8:10 AM 29,815 Views 48 Comments

And what ministers are the most responsible?

People are being turned away from emergency beds in the Midlands "every week"
# Invisible
# Invisible

People are being turned away from emergency beds in the Midlands "every week"

Oct 12th 2014, 8:00 AM 6,419 Views 2 Comments

There’s been a surge in demand for the charity’s services.

# budget-2015 - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Wetherspoon's, Facebook, and the Luas: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Wetherspoon's, Facebook, and the Luas: The week in numbers

Oct 11th 2014, 7:30 PM 17,275 Views 7 Comments

Plus: How many cars have been bought in Ireland so far this year?

Here are the 6 objects that scream 'Irish Budget'
# Objects Of Desire
# Objects Of Desire

Here are the 6 objects that scream 'Irish Budget'

Oct 11th 2014, 5:30 PM 25,450 Views 19 Comments

Warning to governments: Children’s shoes should be avoided at all costs.