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#budget 2016

# budget-2016 - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Here's how families will be affected by the Budget

Child Benefit is up by a fiver and the Respite Care Grant has been restored.

People without jobs will get a €141 Christmas bonus

There will also be increases to the respite care grant and child benefit.

The minimum wage is going up to €9.15 per hour

It’s an increase of 50c on the old rate.

How does Budget 2016 affect you? calculator will do the sums for you

Income tax, USC, tax credits… will you have more money or less after today’s Budget?

Nama to build 80 new homes a week over next five years

Most of these will be houses and there will be a focus on starter homes.

IN FULL: Michael Noonan's Budget speech

“No more booms and bust.”

That €5 you get charged for your ATM card is no more

But there is something to replace it…

You'll now have to break a €20 to buy a pack of cigs

Cigarette packs will increase by 50c, while petrol and alcohol duties are to remain unchanged.

PLAY: Budget Bingo 2016

Let’s break up the no-craic zone.

Open thread: What is the one thing you want to see in today's Budget?

Tax cuts? More medical cards?

# budget-2016 - Monday 12 October, 2015

Here's everything we know about the Budget so far

The announcement is not until tomorrow but details are already emerging.

Could it really cost just €13 million to abolish Irish Water?

The Social Democrats made the claim while launching their pre-budget submission this morning.

Poll: Are you concerned about tomorrow's Budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you concerned about tomorrow's Budget?

Tax cuts and spending increases worth €3 billion will reportedly be unveiled – twice what was previously expected.

We're being promised lots of shiny things - but here's what WON'T be in Budget 2016

The past is a foreign country, they say.

# budget-2016 - Sunday 11 October, 2015

Does raising tax on cigarettes actually work?

Is the increasing price of tobacco as good for our fiscal and physical health as it might appear?

# budget-2016 - Friday 9 October, 2015

How the Socialists would abolish water charges, property tax and USC for low-earners Budget 2016 This post contains videos

How the Socialists would abolish water charges, property tax and USC for low-earners

Paul Murphy talks about AAA’s radical alternative to current government policy.

# budget-2016 - Thursday 8 October, 2015

'Fine Gael don't care too much about ordinary people'

Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesperson Michael McGrath had some strong words for the government today.

Sinn Féin thinks that all this election "spin" is nothing but a "con job"

The party says the the public have choices.

"Lucky general" Michael Noonan taking credit for Brian Lenihan's plan - FF

The party launched their alternative budget this morning.

# budget-2016 - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

An awful lot of you want USC abolished altogether

No surprises there, but how many say we should keep it?

# budget-2016 - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Should we cut welfare for the middle-class?

That’s what a new right-wing think tank want.

# budget-2016 - Monday 5 October, 2015

Renua's radical plan to abolish loads of taxes and the TV licence

The party has proposed the introduction of a flat rate of 23% on all income.

# budget-2016 - Sunday 4 October, 2015

A wealth tax is a possibility. You don’t need to be a member of the far left to call for this

Instead of cutting taxes and USC, politicians should start spending more, writes Julien Mercille.

# budget-2016 - Friday 2 October, 2015

It looks like the Irish economy is now taking off like a rocket

Just as Michael Noonan said it could three years ago.

# budget-2016 - Thursday 1 October, 2015

This man doesn't care that Sinn Féin 'scares the bejaysus' out of some people Shinnernomics This post contains videos

This man doesn't care that Sinn Féin 'scares the bejaysus' out of some people

Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty dropped by to give us the Sinn Féin alternative.

# budget-2016 - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

'People will make their own choice' - Taoiseach says spending promises are not electioneering

The governments capital investment plan was announced today at Heuston Station.

# budget-2016 - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Top Irish earners are paying more tax than the Swedes

And those on high incomes should pay less, one group says.

# budget-2016 - Monday 21 September, 2015

Irish pensioners made to choose between heat and food need extra €5 a week

Age Action is calling for increases to the State pension and the living alone allowance.

# budget-2016 - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Enda Kenny says it's "Goodbye showtime - hello stability"

Whatever that means.

# budget-2016 - Monday 14 September, 2015

Your USC is being cut, but what else do we know about Budget 2016?

With a month to go, the Budget leaks have begun in earnest.

# budget-2016 - Friday 11 September, 2015

The hated USC is in line for a significant cut next month

The Finance Minister signalled that universal social charge will be prioritised in the Budget.

# budget-2016 - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Poll: Should we add another 50 cent the price of cigarettes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we add another 50 cent the price of cigarettes?

Are cigarettes expensive enough, or should Minister Noonan add another few cents?

# budget-2016 - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Eurostat's released its finding ... but the government's sticking to its guns on Irish Water

The European statistics agency says Irish Water has to remain part of the Exchequer’s accounts.

# budget-2016 - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Right2Water wants to scrap water charges and hike spending by €9.4bn. Here's how it will pay for it:

They’ve put together a shopping list of demands for any new government.

# budget-2016 - Monday 1 June, 2015

Drinking wine in Ireland is expensive. Really, really expensive

The National Off-Licence Association says it’s hurting smaller sellers.

# budget-2016 - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Child benefit is 'staying as it is', regardless of what the IMF says

The Coalition is standing its ground.

# budget-2016 - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Joan and Enda want to cut your taxes.. but they're not agreed on how to do it

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste have been talking tax in recent days.