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#Budget13

# budget13 - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Budget 2013: Motor tax costs rise by up to 25 per cent

Triskaidekaphobia wins: from next year there’ll be two batches of registration plates. Say hello to ’131′ and ’132′.

Budget 2013: Unvouched expenses will end, but 95 politicians will receive more

There’s also an across-the-board cut for political expenses, while severance pay for office holders will be scrapped.

Finance Minister announces changes to pensions

The reduced USC rate for some of those aged over 70 is to be discontinued, while tax relief on pension contributions will soon only subsidise pension schemes under €60k per annum.

In full: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech to the Dáil

The full text of the speech given by Brendan Howlin to the Dáil, as prepared in advance of delivery.

Noonan: Charitable donations to be subject to 'simplified' tax relief regime

Donations made from the 2013 tax year will be subject to a new tax relief regime, with a “blended rate” of 31 per cent.

From The Daily Edge Steve the Cat has just heard about the €1 wine increase... Purrrnot Grigio

Steve the Cat has just heard about the €1 wine increase...

… and he needs a lie down.

In full: Michael Noonan's Budget speech to the Dáil

The full text of the speech given by Michael Noonan to the Dáil, as prepared in advance of delivery.

From The Daily Edge 7 things to take your mind off Budget 2013 Anti-Budget

7 things to take your mind off Budget 2013

The Budget is the anti-craic, so here are some little gems to cheer up your afternoon.

Property tax 'won't kick in until July', tweets Fine Gael TD

Fine Gael’s Alan Farrell appears to confirm reports that the public will get six months’ warning of the property tax.

From The Daily Edge PHOTOS: Steve the Cat’s pre-budget meeting Milking It This post contains images

PHOTOS: Steve the Cat’s pre-budget meeting

Economic analyst Mr Steve TheCat joins DailyEdge.ie for Budget 2013.

From The Daily Edge 12 foolproof ways to escape Budget Day Beat The Budget This post contains videos

12 foolproof ways to escape Budget Day

Avoid the bad news with these handy tips.

Keaveney support for Budget "not taken for a given"

The Labour Party Chairman said that he ‘will look at the full package of the Budget’ before he votes tonight.

Burton asks for extra €685 million in social protection funding... for 2012

On the day of Budget 2013, Joan Burton asks an Oireachtas committee to approve a 5.1 per cent increase for 2012.

Study says recession has hit older people more than reported

A study from NUI Galway says the perception that older people have secure finances is not always a fair one.

Explainer: What actually happens on Budget Day?

There’s speeches, then resolutions, and then a handful of Bills. So how does it all work – and when does it kick in?

From The Daily Edge Meet our very special Budget 2013 analyst I Can Haz Budget

Meet our very special Budget 2013 analyst

Introducing the numbers man, Mr Steve TheCat.

Readers' Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from the Budget?

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of today’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

# budget13 - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Readers' Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2013?

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

Column: Labour TDs should not support budgets that hurt working people

Austerity is failing, writes Labour TD Patrick Nulty – and the party’s representatives should not support it indefinitely in the Dáil.

# budget13 - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Older people could delay paying property tax until they die – Burton

The Social Protection minister says a range of ‘easy-pay options’ are being considered for payment of the property tax.

What motorists should expect in Budget 2013

VRT increases, road tax increases, and a new registration plate system.

# budget13 - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Government income for 2012 to fall short of Budget target

The first documents for Budget 2013 show the government expecting a 4.5 per cent increase in income tax in 2013.

Budget 2013: Four days to go, here is the speculation so far

The Budget is days away and though there has been fewer leaks than last year there’s plenty of speculation. This is what we can expect on Wednesday… definitely, maybe.

Aaron McKenna: Another tough Budget… but do the numbers add up?

With another €3billion in austerity on the way, the Government’s economic forecasts are starting to look more like fairy tales.

One year on, Enda Kenny won’t be repeating state of the nation address Budget 2013 This post contains videos

One year on, Enda Kenny won’t be repeating state of the nation address

The Taoiseach will not be repeating his address to the nation ahead of Wednesday’s Budget.

# budget13 - Friday 30 November, 2012

Budget 2013: Children's groups hit out at likely €10 cut to child benefit

Various reports indicate that child benefit will be cut from €140 to €130 per child in next week’s Budget.

# budget13 - Monday 26 November, 2012

Join TheJournal.ie’s #Budget 2013 virtual panel

We want to hear from a wide range of people across the country to find out their thoughts both ahead of Budget Day and on the day itself.

# budget13 - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

In pics: March on the Dáil for disability access Protest This post contains images

In pics: March on the Dáil for disability access

Thousands took to the streets in Dublin to demand equal rights – and no cuts in resources – for those with disabilities.

# budget13 - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Column: It’s time to examine our corporate tax rate

We’re regularly told that “everything is on the table” for the Budget, writes Michael Taft. So what about corporation tax?

# budget13 - Saturday 10 November, 2012

Budget 2013: As speculation mounts, retailers say their business is suffering

Consumer confidence has plummeted as we worry about the forthcoming budget and retailers say they’re feeling the pinch but will the government do anything to stop the leaks and speculation?

# budget13 - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Interview: Stories like the 'corn flakes family' are true - SVP president

The national president of Ireland’s largest voluntary, charitable organisation tells TheJournal.ie about the increase in demand for services and the rebirth of Ireland’s community spirit. Listen to the full interview…

# budget13 - Friday 5 October, 2012

Column: We’re told more austerity is inevitable. That’s not the whole story.

We hear a consensus that more big cuts are necessary – but there is an alternative, writes Tom Healy. Here it is.

# budget13 - Monday 1 October, 2012

Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland

Social Justice Ireland that a €3.5bn budget adjustment can be achieved without cutting social welfare or child benefit.

Report on cutting child benefit being 'considered' by Burton

Fianna Fáil wants Social Protection Minister Joan Burton to honour a pre-election promise and say that child benefit will not be cut in the forthcoming budget.

Fianna Fáil to table city council motion opposing property tax

The opposition party will table a motion opposing the property tax before Dublin City Council at its monthly meeting tonight.

# budget13 - Friday 7 September, 2012

Shatter warns backbenchers of 'need for backbone' ahead of Budget

The Minister for Justice has warned of the need for ‘considered judgement’ among not just members of the government but also backbenchers when discussing matters related to the Budget in December.

# budget13 - Monday 2 July, 2012

Budget 2013: The speculation so far

Lots of speculation but no firm indication of what lies ahead this December. We round up what measures have been in the news and speculated on so far.