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#budget 2016

# budget-2016 - Friday 1 January, 2016

These are the Budget measures kicking in today
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

These are the Budget measures kicking in today

Jan 1st 2016, 10:15 AM 80,806 Views 88 Comments

Social welfare and the minimum wage both went up.

# budget-2016 - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Credit and debit card fees for retailers have just been halved
# Slashed
# Slashed

Credit and debit card fees for retailers have just been halved

Dec 9th 2015, 12:03 PM 20,374 Views 41 Comments

It remains to be seen whether businesses will pass the savings onto customers.

# budget-2016 - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Here is how much the reduced rate of USC will be worth to Enda and Co next year
# Money In The Bank
# Money In The Bank

Here is how much the reduced rate of USC will be worth to Enda and Co next year

Nov 1st 2015, 7:30 AM 18,440 Views 54 Comments

The government is expecting USC to bring in around €4 billion.

# budget-2016 - Thursday 22 October, 2015

The government wants to take a much bigger cut from this
# Over A Barrel
# Over A Barrel

The government wants to take a much bigger cut from this

Oct 22nd 2015, 6:36 PM 21,959 Views 51 Comments

Taxes are going up on oil and gas production.

# budget-2016 - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

If Budget 2016 was a giveaway, it hasn't convinced voters
# Coalition
# Coalition

If Budget 2016 was a giveaway, it hasn't convinced voters

Oct 20th 2015, 7:32 AM 12,934 Views 65 Comments

Most people are no more likely to vote for Fine Gael and Labour next year.

# budget-2016 - Monday 19 October, 2015

Debate Room: Should school start earlier to help working parents?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Debate Room: Should school start earlier to help working parents?

Oct 19th 2015, 8:00 AM 1,216 Views 50 Comments

This is just one of the suggestions from two contributors working in the area of childcare who reflect on what’s needed to solve the childcare issues here in Ireland.

# budget-2016 - Friday 16 October, 2015

This is what happened when Joan, Mary Lou and Lucinda debated the Budget
# Budget Banter
# Budget Banter

This is what happened when Joan, Mary Lou and Lucinda debated the Budget

Oct 16th 2015, 9:15 PM 19,853 Views 43 Comments

Some of the country’s most prominent female politicians gathered to debate the Budget in Dublin this morning.

Seán O'Rourke: Ministers did not threaten Budget phone-in walkout
# Advance Warning
# Advance Warning

Seán O'Rourke: Ministers did not threaten Budget phone-in walkout

Oct 16th 2015, 11:28 AM 14,896 Views 68 Comments

The RTÉ presenter has moved to clarify matters this morning.

# budget-2016 - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Can we really just abolish the USC?
# Talking Tax
# Talking Tax

Can we really just abolish the USC?

Oct 15th 2015, 8:00 PM 16,071 Views 75 Comments

If re-elected Micheal Noonan has committed the government to phasing out USC as resources allow. Can it be done?

RTÉ says it's 'standard practice' to give ministers questions before Budget phone-in
# Advance Warning
# Advance Warning

RTÉ says it's 'standard practice' to give ministers questions before Budget phone-in

Oct 15th 2015, 5:39 PM 19,485 Views 107 Comments

A story in The Times reports on the advance warning given to Ministers Noonan and Howlin yesterday morning.

Poll: Did the coalition do enough to 'buy the election'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Did the coalition do enough to 'buy the election'?

Oct 15th 2015, 9:48 AM 19,287 Views 183 Comments

That’s what they’re being accused of. But are you more likely to vote for Fine Gael and/or Labour in the wake of this week’s Budget?

# budget-2016 - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Watch an 'incredibly embarrassed' TD lash his former Labour colleagues
# Dáil Row
# Dáil Row

Watch an 'incredibly embarrassed' TD lash his former Labour colleagues

Oct 14th 2015, 9:15 PM 31,917 Views 33 Comments

Colm Keaveney didn’t hold back in the Dáil this evening.

Survey finds majority of people thought Budget 2016 was good for Ireland
# Spend Spend Spend
# Spend Spend Spend

Survey finds majority of people thought Budget 2016 was good for Ireland

Oct 14th 2015, 8:17 PM 19,226 Views 64 Comments

Michael Noonan has denied that the government had returned to the days of “when I have it, I spend it”.

What was Enda doing with his hands during Mary Lou's Budget speech?
# Punching Gesture
# Punching Gesture

What was Enda doing with his hands during Mary Lou's Budget speech?

Oct 14th 2015, 6:15 PM 35,973 Views 132 Comments

There have been some raised eyebrows at the Taoiseach’s hand gesture in the Dáil yesterday afternoon.

We're definitely not getting a bank holiday for the 1916 Rising next year
# Early Risers
# Early Risers

We're definitely not getting a bank holiday for the 1916 Rising next year

Oct 14th 2015, 3:15 PM 17,445 Views 70 Comments

Bad news.

What do people in Dublin think of Budget 2016?
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

What do people in Dublin think of Budget 2016?

Oct 14th 2015, 10:30 AM 21,151 Views 108 Comments

We got reaction on the streets.

Why was there no rent certainty in the Budget?
# Still Friends
# Still Friends

Why was there no rent certainty in the Budget?

Oct 14th 2015, 10:26 AM 8,837 Views 41 Comments

Michael Noonan says they just ran out of time.

Poll: How do you feel about the Budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How do you feel about the Budget?

Oct 14th 2015, 9:11 AM 21,095 Views 172 Comments

Happy? Not happy? Couldn’t care less?

Are prefab villages really the future of housing?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Are prefab villages really the future of housing?

Oct 14th 2015, 8:30 AM 1,052 Views 85 Comments

Innovative solutions are required to solve the housing and homelessness crisis, not “off the shelf” solutions, writes Mary Hughes.

The Morning After: Here's what the papers made of Budget 2016
# The Budget
# The Budget

The Morning After: Here's what the papers made of Budget 2016

Oct 14th 2015, 8:23 AM 20,803 Views 66 Comments

‘The Coppers Couple’ will do well out of this year’s package, according to the Times.

Did the government sweeten you enough to re-elect them?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Did the government sweeten you enough to re-elect them?

Oct 14th 2015, 6:03 AM 16,024 Views 131 Comments

Analysis: There was good news for lots of people yesterday, but can it convince them when they go to the polls?

Why hasn't the USC been scrapped yet?
# Budget 16
# Budget 16

Why hasn't the USC been scrapped yet?

Oct 14th 2015, 6:00 AM 18,575 Views 38 Comments

We were told back in 2011 that it was a temporary measure, but €4 billion every year seems to be too difficult to part with.

# budget-2016 - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Budget 2016 - here are all the main points
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

Budget 2016 - here are all the main points

Oct 13th 2015, 10:58 PM 129,279 Views 125 Comments

Anything that affects you, you’ll find it here.

What the Budget means to someone earning around €30,000
# Middle Earners
# Middle Earners

What the Budget means to someone earning around €30,000

Oct 13th 2015, 9:05 PM 47,778 Views 37 Comments

How does this change things for you?

The good, the bad and USC: Here's what you had to say about Budget 2016
# You're The Judge
# You're The Judge

The good, the bad and USC: Here's what you had to say about Budget 2016

Oct 13th 2015, 8:28 PM 13,546 Views 43 Comments

USC, Christmas bonuses, smoking tax…you had A LOT of opinions on it all.

What the Budget means for someone earning around €20,000
# Lower Earners
# Lower Earners

What the Budget means for someone earning around €20,000

Oct 13th 2015, 8:19 PM 23,672 Views 29 Comments

How does this change things for you?

Quiz: How much do you know about Budget 2016?
# Test Yourself
# Test Yourself

Quiz: How much do you know about Budget 2016?

Oct 13th 2015, 8:15 PM 14,122 Views 8 Comments

There’s a lot in it – how much attention were you paying?

WATCH: With the Dáil chamber nearly empty, Pearse Doherty lets rip
# Not Holding Back
# Not Holding Back

WATCH: With the Dáil chamber nearly empty, Pearse Doherty lets rip

Oct 13th 2015, 8:10 PM 28,492 Views 127 Comments

There was some criticism of the lack of government presence in the Dáil as the opposition parties responded to the Budget.

Inside the highly unusual hotel at the centre of every Budget
# Centre Of Attention
# Centre Of Attention

Inside the highly unusual hotel at the centre of every Budget

Oct 13th 2015, 7:55 PM 26,187 Views 7 Comments

Buswells Hotel is an integral part of Irish political life. So much so that until a few years ago the Dáil voting bell used to ring out in the bar.

Free GP care extended to more kids, but not everyone's happy about it
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

Free GP care extended to more kids, but not everyone's happy about it

Oct 13th 2015, 7:48 PM 16,000 Views 23 Comments

The measure follows this year’s controversial introduction of free GP care for the under-6s.

Here's what's changed with the Universal Social Charge in the Budget
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

Here's what's changed with the Universal Social Charge in the Budget

Oct 13th 2015, 7:00 PM 92,993 Views 52 Comments

The much-hated USC has been cut.

What the Budget means to someone earning around €100,000
# High Earners
# High Earners

What the Budget means to someone earning around €100,000

Oct 13th 2015, 6:53 PM 33,400 Views 60 Comments

How does this change things for you?

What the Budget means to someone earning around €50,000
# HIGHER EARNERS
# HIGHER EARNERS

What the Budget means to someone earning around €50,000

Oct 13th 2015, 6:48 PM 25,223 Views 5 Comments

How does this change things for you?

WATCH: Noonan and Howlin's smackdowns got TDs all rowdy
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

WATCH: Noonan and Howlin's smackdowns got TDs all rowdy

Oct 13th 2015, 6:30 PM 11,965 Views 22 Comments

“Who speaks of Syriza now?”

Here are the winners and losers of Budget 2016. Where do you fall?
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Here are the winners and losers of Budget 2016. Where do you fall?

Oct 13th 2015, 6:01 PM 28,442 Views 69 Comments

Tax cuts and welfare increases were the main elements of Budget 2016.

BUDGET 2016: Here's how it all went down
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

BUDGET 2016: Here's how it all went down

Oct 13th 2015, 6:00 PM 123,440 Views 126 Comments

Cuts to the much-hated USC, extra government spending and a couple of surprises – we keep you across it all.

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

When are the Budget changes kicking in?

Oct 13th 2015, 5:28 PM 25,136 Views 23 Comments

Midnight tonight or 2016? Here’s when those Budget measures will come into effect.

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech

Oct 13th 2015, 4:25 PM 6,555 Views 16 Comments

“Today we reap the benefits of the hard work and resilience of the Irish people.”

Sorry Leo, fizzy drinks won't be taxed
# It's A No Go
# It's A No Go

Sorry Leo, fizzy drinks won't be taxed

Oct 13th 2015, 4:20 PM 8,401 Views 27 Comments

The Health Minister had asked for a 20% tax on the drinks to help tackle obesity.

What the Budget means for someone earning around €40,000
# Middle Earners
# Middle Earners

What the Budget means for someone earning around €40,000

Oct 13th 2015, 4:19 PM 35,680 Views 56 Comments

How does this change things for you?

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