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# budget14 - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

RTÉ to take €5m hit as Dept of Social Protection cuts free TV licences payment

Current recipients of free licences will not be affected, has learned – instead, the State broadcaster will take brunt of the cut.

# budget14 - Monday 14 October, 2013

Readers’ Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2014?

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.

"Government is treating this like a giveaway Budget" - Fianna Fáil

Michael McGrath says that voters won’t have a “feel-good factor” after tomorrow’s Budget.

GPs split on free GP care for under fives

The plan is expected to be included in tomorrow’s Budget, but GPs don’t seem to know if it is a good thing or a bad thing.

The Deal: Cabinet signs off on Budget 2014 ahead of tomorrow's announcement

Ministers Noonan and Howlin will announce all the details in the Dáil tomorrow.

# budget14 - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Final Budget details to be hammered out at Cabinet tonight

The meeting is underway at Government Buildings and due to last for several hours.

Focus Ireland says €400 million investment needed in social housing

Focus Ireland said the number of families becoming homeless every month in Dublin has recently doubled from 8 to 16 families every month.

Hole in Health budget less than €200 million, says Reilly

The Minister for Health James Reilly said the health budget does not have a deficit of €500 million as reported widely today.

Outside Dublin: How Budget 2014 will affect us all paid a visit Cork to see what the city’s hopes and fears are ahead of this week’s budget.

# budget14 - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Budget 2014: What could be this year's Wine Tax Factor?

Yes, the distracting levies that put the WTF in the Budget announcement.

# budget14 - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Petition signed by 21,000 demands €35 million investment in mental health services

The petition is urging the government to commit an additional €35 million to mental health services next year.

Burton: 'Welfare savings is one of the reasons we could reduce Budget adjustment'

A reduction in the Live Register has produced €150 million in welfare savings.

# budget14 - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

"Pensioners should pay for their TV licences and travel" - Michael O'Leary

The Ryanair chief said that elderly people “don’t need” the concessions they get from the State.

# budget14 - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Damien Kiberd: Austerity economics have us locked in Permaslump

“Families want to exit their own micro-bailouts too,” writes new columnist Damien Kiberd.

# budget14 - Friday 4 October, 2013

IMF review says close supervision of Irish banks is essential

Ireland’s latest report card by the IMF also states that firm implementation of budget policies is required if Ireland wants to achieve its fiscal targets.

# budget14 - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Gilmore: 'You want to wipe history clean and pretend you had no part to play'

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said it was ‘rich’ for Fianna Fáil to call the last few budgets unfair.

# budget14 - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Column: Pre-Budget politics - lies, damned lies and a gullible public

The campaign to pummel the public into submission with ‘strategic’ pre-Budget scaremongering has begun in earnest – and the media is lapping it up, writes Paul Allen.

# budget14 - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Minister: No one wants to cut child benefit, but it can’t be ruled out Budget 2014 This post contains videos

Minister: No one wants to cut child benefit, but it can’t be ruled out

“Clearly no one wants to reduce child benefit, but there will be cuts and there will be adjustments,” Junior Finance Minister Brian Hayes has said of the social welfare budget this evening.

# budget14 - Saturday 6 July, 2013

How much does it cost you to send your child to school?

Barnardos wants parents to help them get the big picture.