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#Budget

# budget - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

Costs of climate action measures and Slaintecare not properly recorded, committee told
# Public Spending
# Public Spending

Costs of climate action measures and Slaintecare not properly recorded, committee told

Jul 13th 2022, 8:59 PM 12,408 Views 12 Comments

The pensions issue, climate financing and healthcare reform are the main challenges for Ireland’s finances.

Defence spending boost confirmed but doubt cast over several key reform proposals
# New Plan
# New Plan

Defence spending boost confirmed but doubt cast over several key reform proposals

Updated Jul 13th 2022, 12:50 PM 22,309 Views 30 Comments

A new high level action plan on the Defence Forces has been launched this morning.

# budget - Friday 1 July, 2022

Budget aims to help 'most vulnerable' and the 'squeezed middle', says McGrath
# Cost Of Living Crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis

Budget aims to help 'most vulnerable' and the 'squeezed middle', says McGrath

Updated Jul 1st 2022, 4:20 PM 20,351 Views 34 Comments

Cabinet could decide next week to bring the Budget forward to the end of September.

# budget - Thursday 30 June, 2022

Eamon Ryan 'wouldn't object' to bringing Budget forward to September
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Eamon Ryan 'wouldn't object' to bringing Budget forward to September

Jun 30th 2022, 1:29 PM 11,219 Views 28 Comments

The Minister for Transport said the matter will be discussed at Cabinet next week.

# budget - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

High-earning public servants to have pay restored, as Varadkar admits timing 'isn't the best'
# FEMPI
# FEMPI

High-earning public servants to have pay restored, as Varadkar admits timing 'isn't the best'

Updated Jun 22nd 2022, 9:00 AM 45,750 Views 109 Comments

The public servants due to have their pay restored include medical consultants, members of the judiciary and some CEOs.

# budget - Friday 3 June, 2022

The good, the bad and the alright: Ireland's healthcare system compared to the rest of the EU
# Comparison
# Comparison

The good, the bad and the alright: Ireland's healthcare system compared to the rest of the EU

Jun 3rd 2022, 9:00 PM 31,961 Views 44 Comments

Our interactive graphs showing where Ireland ranks compared to other EU countries.

# budget - Friday 13 May, 2022

Parents paying nearly €800 in monthly fees per child in childcare, report finds
# Cost Of Childcare
# Cost Of Childcare

Parents paying nearly €800 in monthly fees per child in childcare, report finds

May 13th 2022, 3:54 PM 19,494 Views 35 Comments

A new report finds that the average weekly fee nationally per child for full day childcare is €186.84.

# budget - Tuesday 12 April, 2022

Living wage proposals to be brought to Government before summer, says Varadkar
# Inflation
# Inflation

Living wage proposals to be brought to Government before summer, says Varadkar

Apr 12th 2022, 6:30 PM 21,713 Views 23 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said indexing the tax bands further is needed now more than ever.

# budget - Friday 4 March, 2022

Govt to take further action on rising cost of living before October's Budget, says Varadkar
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Govt to take further action on rising cost of living before October's Budget, says Varadkar

Mar 4th 2022, 2:34 PM 18,897 Views 46 Comments

Varadkar said the cost of living was rising even before the war in Ukraine, and now it has only gotten worse.

# budget - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

€1.8 million in mental health funding allocated to low-emission vehicles for HSE community services
# Budget
# Budget

€1.8 million in mental health funding allocated to low-emission vehicles for HSE community services

Dec 14th 2021, 11:29 AM 20,799 Views 56 Comments

€7 million of a one-off €10 million fund has been earmarked for improving the experiences of people using mental health services.

# budget - Monday 6 December, 2021

'Pent-up demand' could see a record 1.75m passport applications to process next year
# Passports
# Passports

'Pent-up demand' could see a record 1.75m passport applications to process next year

Dec 6th 2021, 3:48 PM 27,380 Views 10 Comments

The number of passports has never even reached 1 million in a year before.

# budget - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

'Both challenging and not ambitious enough': Why the carbon budgets are a huge deal for Ireland
# Explainer
# Explainer

'Both challenging and not ambitious enough': Why the carbon budgets are a huge deal for Ireland

Oct 26th 2021, 4:41 PM 6,763 Views 14 Comments

Ireland’s first proposed carbon budgets were finalised yesterday.

# budget - Sunday 17 October, 2021

Explainer: What is the Fuel Allowance and who can qualify for it?
# Fuel Allowance
# Fuel Allowance

Explainer: What is the Fuel Allowance and who can qualify for it?

Oct 17th 2021, 6:30 AM 35,064 Views 7 Comments

It was announced in the Budget this week that the Fuel Allowance would increase by €5 per week.

# budget - Friday 15 October, 2021

Fuel Allowance increase won't be paid out until November - but will be backdated
# Heating
# Heating

Fuel Allowance increase won't be paid out until November - but will be backdated

Oct 15th 2021, 2:02 PM 30,051 Views 9 Comments

It was confirmed on Tuesday that the allowance was increasing by €5 to €33 a week.

ESRI warns of 'real cuts' to low-income families and retired couples if prices keep rising
# ESRI
# ESRI

ESRI warns of 'real cuts' to low-income families and retired couples if prices keep rising

Oct 15th 2021, 8:17 AM 12,803 Views 20 Comments

The research into Tuesday’s budget was published by the Economic and Social Research Institute.

# budget - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Hospitality groups express disappointment at ending of reduced VAT rate next August
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Hospitality groups express disappointment at ending of reduced VAT rate next August

Oct 12th 2021, 6:50 PM 10,317 Views 15 Comments

Finance minister Paschal Donohoe confirmed that the 9% rate will finish – as planned – at the end of August 2022.

Budget 2022: What measures were announced today to support parents of young children?
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Budget 2022: What measures were announced today to support parents of young children?

Updated Oct 12th 2021, 5:18 PM 27,566 Views 10 Comments

A number of changes to benefit parents and children with childcare were announced today.

350 new primary school teachers and over 1,000 new SNAs announced in Budget
# Education
# Education

350 new primary school teachers and over 1,000 new SNAs announced in Budget

Oct 12th 2021, 3:14 PM 13,016 Views 6 Comments

Primary school class sizes are set to be reduced.

# budget - Saturday 2 October, 2021

Budget 2022: What can we expect - and what are the non-runners?
# What We Know
# What We Know

Budget 2022: What can we expect - and what are the non-runners?

Oct 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 48,893 Views 27 Comments

The budget will take place on 12 October.

# budget - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Government urged to invest portion of sugar and betting tax in physical activity
# Budget
From The42
# Budget

Government urged to invest portion of sugar and betting tax in physical activity

Updated Sep 29th 2021, 5:21 PM 14,298 Views 9 Comments

The Federation of Irish Sport also has three other key ‘asks’ in its pre-budget submission.

# budget - Saturday 25 September, 2021

Poll: Should the Government increase the minimum wage in the budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Government increase the minimum wage in the budget?

Sep 25th 2021, 9:49 AM 52,304 Views 103 Comments

Leo Varadkar has hinted that the minimum wage must match inflation.

# budget - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Government's 'risky' budget strategy could put debt on 'unsustainable path', watchdog warns
# Fiscal Advisory Council
# Fiscal Advisory Council

Government's 'risky' budget strategy could put debt on 'unsustainable path', watchdog warns

Sep 15th 2021, 9:58 AM 12,646 Views 23 Comments

The Fiscal Advisory Council said there are “clear needs” to tackle housing, health and climate shortfalls.

# budget - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Health minister hopeful of Budget boost for Irish cancer services
# Cancer
# Cancer

Health minister hopeful of Budget boost for Irish cancer services

Sep 4th 2021, 2:16 PM 7,793 Views 32 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said he expected the health service to see an increase in the number of patients presenting with cancer in the coming months.

# budget - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid
# PUP
# PUP

Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid

Updated Jun 1st 2021, 2:15 PM 31,065 Views 85 Comments
  • The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be phased out as part of the Covid-19 stimulus plan
  • The Covid wage subsidy scheme will be extended until the end of the year
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the pandemic caused "the most rapid and dramatic recession recorded outside of the world wars"
From PUP changes to how to spend the EU billion - here's what's in the government's Covid stimulus plan
# National Economic Plan
# National Economic Plan

From PUP changes to how to spend the EU billion - here's what's in the government's Covid stimulus plan

Jun 1st 2021, 1:23 PM 36,427 Views 27 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the plan will prompt our economy “to take off like a rocket in the months ahead”.

# budget - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Details of €50 million pandemic funding for live performance sector announced
# Covid Impact
# Covid Impact

Details of €50 million pandemic funding for live performance sector announced

Mar 9th 2021, 3:09 PM 9,109 Views 15 Comments

The fund was originally announced in the budget last October.

# budget - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Fiscal watchdog criticises 'surprisingly large' public spending by government unrelated to Covid-19
# Warning
# Warning

Fiscal watchdog criticises 'surprisingly large' public spending by government unrelated to Covid-19

Dec 1st 2020, 10:56 AM 17,516 Views 29 Comments

The IFAC warned that new levels of spending will remain after the pandemic.

# budget - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Children’s Hospital contractor sought extra claims totalling 'in excess of €200 million', TDs told
# Bam
# Bam

Children’s Hospital contractor sought extra claims totalling 'in excess of €200 million', TDs told

Updated Nov 18th 2020, 2:00 PM 61,575 Views 93 Comments

The completion date for the project is also being pushed back further.

# budget - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Stay and Spend Scheme 'here to stay', say ministers
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Stay and Spend Scheme 'here to stay', say ministers

Oct 14th 2020, 6:45 AM 21,103 Views 22 Comments

Sinn Féin has called for vouchers to be given to people to spend in restaurants.

Billions set aside to deal with Covid-19 fallout next year
# COME WHAT MAY
# COME WHAT MAY

Billions set aside to deal with Covid-19 fallout next year

Oct 14th 2020, 6:30 AM 8,339 Views 6 Comments

Contingency money and a recovery fund of over €5bn has been put aside for next year.

# budget - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

How the 2021 Budget will impact social welfare payments
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

How the 2021 Budget will impact social welfare payments

Oct 13th 2020, 7:49 PM 45,315 Views 35 Comments

The government released its €17.75 billion Budget package earlier today.

Budget 2021: Here are the main points you need to know
# Main Points
# Main Points

Budget 2021: Here are the main points you need to know

Oct 13th 2020, 5:00 PM 132,508 Views 114 Comments

The government has revealed the biggest budget in the history of the State. How does it affect you?

Supports in Budget will bring 'some degree of confidence' to publicans, Vintners Federation says
# Pubs
# Pubs

Supports in Budget will bring 'some degree of confidence' to publicans, Vintners Federation says

Oct 13th 2020, 4:30 PM 16,718 Views 5 Comments

Paschal Donohoe announced the various reliefs for the hospitality sector today.

Arts sector: €50m support for live events announced in Budget 2021
# Arts
# Arts

Arts sector: €50m support for live events announced in Budget 2021

Oct 13th 2020, 3:51 PM 13,044 Views 11 Comments

Michael McGrath said Covid has had a “devastating impact” on arts, cultural and sporting activities.

'We must grasp the nettle': The health service is getting an unprecedented €4bn boost
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

'We must grasp the nettle': The health service is getting an unprecedented €4bn boost

Oct 13th 2020, 2:36 PM 11,379 Views 15 Comments

The funding allows for hundreds of new beds.

Poll: Are you worried about the Budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you worried about the Budget?

Oct 13th 2020, 9:31 AM 28,592 Views 59 Comments

No income tax increases or cuts are expected, but tweaks to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) are on the cards.

# budget - Friday 9 October, 2020

Plans to 'reverse PUP cuts and double investment in housing': Sinn Féin launches alternative Budget
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Plans to 'reverse PUP cuts and double investment in housing': Sinn Féin launches alternative Budget

Oct 9th 2020, 3:27 PM 21,647 Views 112 Comments

Sinn Féin said it would aim to spend €18.28 billion in total, €6.28 billion more than the government’s target.

# budget - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Threshold calls for €20 million rent arrears fund to be included in upcoming Budget
# Renting
# Renting

Threshold calls for €20 million rent arrears fund to be included in upcoming Budget

Sep 24th 2020, 8:20 AM 16,867 Views 62 Comments

The charity is calling for the funding to help tenants facing a rent crisis as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# budget - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Taoiseach: Changes allowing people to do some work without losing PUP could form part of Budget
# Interview
# Interview

Taoiseach: Changes allowing people to do some work without losing PUP could form part of Budget

Sep 22nd 2020, 12:01 AM 55,776 Views 35 Comments

Micheál Martin spoke to TheJournal.ie about the Dublin restrictions, the Budget and his backstage run-in with Mike Murphy in RTÉ.

# budget - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Budget will be based on the assumption of no deal Brexit, say ministers
# OCTOBER'S BUDGET
# OCTOBER'S BUDGET

Budget will be based on the assumption of no deal Brexit, say ministers

Sep 16th 2020, 5:25 PM 20,607 Views 40 Comments

Budget 2021 will be no windfall but will target those sectors impacted the most.

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