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#Budget

# budget - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results'

Victor Duggan takes a deep dive into the good, the bad and the ugly of the housing measures in Budget 2019.

# budget - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Michael Harty to vote against Budget over 'uninspired' and 'inadequate' measures

The independent TD said he is “very disappointed” by today’s announcement.

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing Homelessness This post contains videos

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing

Almost 10,000 people in Ireland are homeless, with many priced out of the rental market.

As it happened: Government unveils Budget 2019

Follow events as they happen this afternoon, with TheJournal.ie’s liveblog.

Here's what Budget 2019 means for someone earning €40,000

This is what your savings will be.

'Like eunuchs at a brothel': The blunt and bizarre opposition reaction to Budget 2019

Not everyone was happy with the budget.

What will Budget 2019 mean for those earning around €50,000?

There will be some modest savings for earners next year.

What Budget 2019 means for someone earning around €20,000

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

€1.5 billion to go into a Rainy Day Fund

Another €500m is to be added to the fund annually from 2019.

Budget 2019: Here are the main points you need to know

How will today’s announcements affect you?

Parent-to-children inheritance tax threshold to increase by €10,000

The tax-free threshold is to increase from €310,000 to €320,000

The price of a packet of cigarettes is set to go up by 50c

A 20-packet of a popular brand will now cost smokers €12.70.

Met Éireann warns of 'ferocious looking beast' as storm expected to hit overnight on Thursday

Today is set to generally be blustery, with strong and gusty southerly winds.

How marriage is all-important when examining your tax burden

Overall, Ireland’s labour income taxation system can be considered fair, however the benefits of saying “I do” may play a larger role in this than one might have expected, writes Shawn Britton.

This is 'not an election budget': It's D-Day, so here's a look at how things will unfold

From a live stream to a Q&A, here’s what you can expect from TheJournal.ie on this Budget day.

# budget - Monday 8 October, 2018

Most people want cost of cigarettes increased by fiver to fund cancer treatments

Budget 2019 is set to be unveiled tomorrow.

Poll: Do you pay attention to the Budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you pay attention to the Budget?

Budget 2019 will be announced tomorrow, but are you going to take any notice of it?

# budget - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Fire and fury: Ireland’s first post-Tiger austerity budget

Brian Lenihan delivered his first Budget 10 years ago, just when Ireland was on the brink of economic ruin.

Welfare increase, fuel hike and income tax cuts: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019

Petrol, diesel, fuel and cigarettes are all set to rise.

# budget - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Ministers told corporation tax windfall will not be used in next week's Budget

Taoiseach says measures to put money into people’s pockets next week will be “modest”.

# budget - Monday 1 October, 2018

Irish consumer confidence falls sharply amid Brexit fears and increase in cost of bills

Consumer sentiment is at its lowest level since December 2016.

# budget - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

'Ireland is an expensive country - so what can the government do about it in this year's Budget?'

With the Budget coming up, it’s a good time to look at this subject, writes Rory Hearne.

# budget - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Most people want income tax cuts rather than increased spending in Budget 2019

Social welfare increases and a jump in the standard cut-off rate for income tax are expected.

# budget - Friday 14 September, 2018

Irish pharmacists want condoms to be made VAT-free

Currently they have a VAT rate of 13.5%.

# budget - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Poll: What is most important to you in the Budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What is most important to you in the Budget?

It’s that time of year again.

# budget - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Poll: Should older people be 'incentivised' to downsize their homes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should older people be 'incentivised' to downsize their homes?

Such an initiative is being proposed by the Independent Alliance ahead of October’s budget.

# budget - Monday 6 August, 2018

Welfare increase, carbon tax rise and more take home pay: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019

Speaking during his summer briefing with the media, Leo Varadkar outlined a number of measures being worked on for October’s Budget.

# budget - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Garda management says it may be 'impossible' to afford wages for the rest of the year

The organisation has had to cap overtime to try to control its spending.

Pearse Doherty: 'We would invest the €1.4bn available, putting us on our way to a new society'

Sinn Féin would choose to invest in shared and stable prosperity for all people of this island, writes Pearse Doherty.

# budget - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Taoiseach to talk to Micheál Martin about extending confidence and supply 'when the time is right'

Taoiseach to talk to Micheál Martin about extending confidence and supply 'when the time is right'

The confidence and supply agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil runs until the Budget next October.

# budget - Friday 4 May, 2018

Sean Canney quits the Independent Alliance

He announced the move this morning.

# budget - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Play golf on paternity leave? You're lucky to have time to breathe

The government is reportedly considering making paid paternity leave mandatory for all new fathers.

# budget - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Northern Ireland budget to include £410 million from DUP deal with Conservatives

The budget also sets out £80 million in support of immediate health and education pressure.

# budget - Monday 1 January, 2018

Could this Japanese budgeting journal help you save money in 2018?

We’ve had the Japanese art of tidying up – now it’s the Japanese art of saving money.

Which Budget changes kick in today?

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

# budget - Friday 29 December, 2017

Taoiseach says he can see no reason why the confidence and supply agreement can't be extended

Micheál Martin says his party want to see delivery on the key issues in 2018

# budget - Monday 25 December, 2017

'Problems coming in the door are more intense': Guidance counsellors say cuts hit teens hard

Some 600 of these posts were withdrawn in Budget 2012.

# budget - Friday 15 December, 2017

'Brussels spends our money on pet projects for which it has no mandate'

Lack of engagement with citizens undermines the positive work of the EU, writes Malcolm Byrne.

# budget - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Ryanair brings Irish Independent and journalist to court

The journalist has recently been reporting on pay talks Ryanair has been having with pilots.

# budget - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'This is British direct rule' says SDLP leader, as Westminster passes North budget

The Northern Ireland Budget Bill passed through the House of Commons yesterday.

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