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#budget 2018

# budget-2018 - Monday 1 January, 2018

Which Budget changes kick in today?

Changes to tax bands and USC take effect today – here’s how they’ll impact your pocket.

# budget-2018 - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Ireland is getting a new internship programme

The new scheme aims to target young people who find it difficult to enter employment.

# budget-2018 - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Budget 2018 is over - here are some important things you may have missed

Key details about tax – and tax avoidance – flew under the radar.

# budget-2018 - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Explainer: Why has a big post-Budget row erupted over women's State pensions?

Many are angry that their State pension payments are significantly smaller than they would have been before 2012.

# budget-2018 - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

'I'm not making changes because someone demanded it': Donohoe says Budget was Fine Gael's decision

The Taoiseach and Minister for Finance joined this evening to answer your questions about the Budget.

Watch: We answered all of your Budget 2018 questions live

USC cuts, tax band increases and the Christmas bonus.

Eamon Ryan used a Simpsons reference in the Dáil yesterday

A noble Budget embiggens the smallest man.

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Eamon Ryan dropped a casual Simpsons reference in the Dáil yesterday

A noble Budget embiggens the smallest man.

Budget 2018 measures will bring only 31 additional social housing builds next year

The housing budget was increased to €1.9 billion for 2018 but will result in only 31 new builds more than those we already knew about.

Extra €2.5m to help Irish language outside the Gaeltacht and to create jobs within

Údarás na Gaeltachta said having a Taoiseach who spoke Irish was “without doubt” helpful to securing funding for the Irish language.

# budget-2018 - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Debate Room: Has Budget 2018 moved towards solving the housing crisis?

Paschal Donohoe has delivered his first Budget. But has it been a Budget that tackles the housing crisis?

Coke, 7UP and... tonic water? The drinks that will be hit by the sugar tax

There will be a tax of 30c per litre on drinks with over eight grams of sugar per 100 millilitres.

The Christmas bonus will be given at the start of December

The cost of the Christmas bonus is €219 million.

What's behind the Budget 2018 decisions? YOUR chance to ask Leo and Paschal

Get in your questions to the Taoiseach and Finance Minister ahead of tomorrow night’s Facebook Live.

Here's what Budget 2018 means for someone earning around €100,000

Changes to the USC and the entry point level mean savings of at least €328 for these workers next year.

What Budget 2018 means for someone earning around €30,000 a year

All in all, there haven’t been any major changes to what people will be taking home.

Have kids? Here's what Budget 2018 means for parents

An increase to some child benefits, investment in the State’s free childcare scheme and more teachers are among the changes.

'Modest' plan to increase number of electric cars and 'measly' cycling investment

Eamon Ryan is not impressed by the €3 million allocated to improve cycling infrastructure.

What Budget 2018 means for someone earning around €20,000

Thanks to changes to the Universal Social Charge, there will be some modest savings next year.

What Budget 2018 means for you if you earn around €40,000 a year

There’ll be more money in your pocket next year after new tax reductions were outlined by the government.

Budget 2018: Here are the main points you need to know

How does this year’s Budget affect you?

Doctors say health budget will do little to improve 'overcrowded death zone' hospitals

Paschal Donohoe said health spending is already at record levels but is being increased because the area “needs improvement”.

Find out how Budget 2018 will affect you with's calculator

Here’s how your take-home pay, tax and spending will change.

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All weekly social welfare payments to increase by a fiver from March

A Christmas bonus of 85% will be paid to social welfare recipients this year.

'Getting to a better place': An additional 800 gardaí will be recruited in 2018

Paschal Donohoe said increased spending on gardaí must go hand in hand with reform in the organisation.

More money in your pocket with cuts to USC and change to higher tax band

The entry point for single earners to get charged the higher rate of tax will increase from €33,800 to €34,550.

Vat rate on sunbed services almost doubles to 23%

Senator Catherine Noone said that sunbeds are currently defined as “care of the human body”.

The price of a packet of cigarettes is going up 50c from midnight tonight

A 20-packet of a popular brand will now cost smokers €12.

On the housing list? Here’s what Budget 2018’s doing for you

An increase to the Hap scheme and pledges for more social housing have been announced by the Minister.

Poll: Will you tune into the Budget today? Budget 2018 This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you tune into the Budget today?

Paschal Donohoe will take the floor at Leinster House at 1pm today.

# budget-2018 - Monday 9 October, 2017

The Taoiseach and the Finance Minister join for Budget 2018 Facebook Live

Get ready with your questions and concerns as we host a special session with Leo Varadkar and Paschal Donohoe this Wednesday evening.

'We need bold measures': Government warned not to raise stamp duty in Budget

Estate agent Savills has urged the government not to raise stamp duty, while Guaranteed Irish wants a VAT cut on houses.

# budget-2018 - Sunday 8 October, 2017

There may be trouble ahead: A look back to the Budget of a decade ago

The Celtic Tiger was about to stop roaring.

Poll: Should there be a levy on non-recyclable plastics? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a levy on non-recyclable plastics?

The Social Democrats want one.

Two days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

One thing we know, it’s not going to be a giveaway budget.

# budget-2018 - Saturday 7 October, 2017

With nearly 700,000 on waiting lists, Harris pledges more investment in health services

Harris told consultants that Irish healthcare is at a “historic juncture” in a speech today.

What's the number one thing you'd like to see in Tuesday's Budget?

Budget 2018 will be done and dusted in a matter of days – what would you like to see in it?

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