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# budget15 - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Michael Noonan: No, the Budget wasn't 'a series of smart-alecky tricks'
# None Of That
# None Of That

Michael Noonan: No, the Budget wasn't 'a series of smart-alecky tricks'

Oct 15th 2014, 11:09 PM 18,959 Views 67 Comments

The Finance Minister denied that the Government should have been more cautious in Budget 2015.

Cigarettes now cost €10 a pack... But where does all that tax go?
# The Breakdown
# The Breakdown

Cigarettes now cost €10 a pack... But where does all that tax go?

Oct 15th 2014, 10:12 AM 19,501 Views 52 Comments

The change kicked in at midnight. Here’s where that extra 40c goes…

State of the Nation: The 'Stockholm Syndrome' Budget?
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: The 'Stockholm Syndrome' Budget?

Oct 15th 2014, 8:20 AM 8,316 Views 18 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

How was it for you? Our Readers’ Panel react, Part One
# Reaction
# Reaction

How was it for you? Our Readers’ Panel react, Part One

Oct 15th 2014, 12:01 AM 5,420 Views 5 Comments

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of today’s budget. Here’s how they were affected, in their own words.

# budget15 - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Cigarettes, child benefit and Michael Noonan's cough - here's how Twitter reacted to the Budget
# Fanning The Phlegm
# Fanning The Phlegm

Cigarettes, child benefit and Michael Noonan's cough - here's how Twitter reacted to the Budget

Oct 14th 2014, 8:01 PM 18,924 Views 25 Comments

Your keyboards must be exhausted by now…

What is James Reilly listening to? (Because it isn't Richard Boyd Barrett)
# Can't Hear Ya
# Can't Hear Ya

What is James Reilly listening to? (Because it isn't Richard Boyd Barrett)

Oct 14th 2014, 7:01 PM 11,904 Views 21 Comments

RBB reaching the peak of his speech? Headphones on.

'Young and active farmers' will benefit from today's Budget
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

'Young and active farmers' will benefit from today's Budget

Oct 14th 2014, 6:30 PM 12,895 Views 12 Comments

New measures will target the long-term leasing of land.

No cuts for first time in six years as €42.5m to be pumped into Irish sport in 2015
# Same Again
From The42
# Same Again

No cuts for first time in six years as €42.5m to be pumped into Irish sport in 2015

Oct 14th 2014, 6:00 PM 4,074 Views 0 Comments

A good day for the Irish Sports Council.

Saving to buy your first home? Michael Noonan had some good news for you...
# Home Sweet Home
# Home Sweet Home

Saving to buy your first home? Michael Noonan had some good news for you...

Oct 14th 2014, 6:00 PM 15,536 Views 22 Comments

First time buyers will get a refund on the money they saved for their deposit.

People on the dole will get a Christmas present from the government this year
# Every Little Helps
# Every Little Helps

People on the dole will get a Christmas present from the government this year

Oct 14th 2014, 4:57 PM 25,471 Views 91 Comments

The Christmas Bonus will be reintroduced this year – one of two increases in the area of social welfare announced in today’s Budget.

Cigarettes are going to cost €10 a packet from tomorrow
# Cigarettes And Alcohol
# Cigarettes And Alcohol

Cigarettes are going to cost €10 a packet from tomorrow

Oct 14th 2014, 4:47 PM 19,561 Views 50 Comments

But there will be no change in the price of a pint.

Water charges, turf cutters and an Irish Che Guevara: Who's protesting the Budget?
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Water charges, turf cutters and an Irish Che Guevara: Who's protesting the Budget?

Oct 14th 2014, 4:27 PM 4,647 Views 20 Comments

There aren’t too many protestors outside the Dáil today…

There will be €2.2 BILLION spent on social housing in the next three years

There will be €2.2 BILLION spent on social housing in the next three years

Oct 14th 2014, 3:43 PM 3,595 Views 29 Comments

Brendan Howlin says it will deliver 6,700 units.

# budget15 - Monday 13 October, 2014

Lower dole rate leaves Ireland's young people 'struggling to make ends meet'
# Jobseekers
# Jobseekers

Lower dole rate leaves Ireland's young people 'struggling to make ends meet'

Oct 13th 2014, 4:22 PM 17,501 Views 85 Comments

An organisation representing young people in Ireland is calling for the €188 rate to be restored for all young people who are taking part in education, training and works experience programmes.

# budget15 - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Oct 11th 2014, 8:34 PM 18,649 Views 23 Comments

Everyone’s talking about our newest TD, the thousands of people that took part in the protest today and the ongoing Ebola crisis…

Here are the 6 objects that scream 'Irish Budget'
# Objects Of Desire
# Objects Of Desire

Here are the 6 objects that scream 'Irish Budget'

Oct 11th 2014, 5:30 PM 25,462 Views 19 Comments

Warning to governments: Children’s shoes should be avoided at all costs.

# budget15 - Thursday 9 October, 2014

This TD wants to tax lotto winnings to pay for more teachers
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

This TD wants to tax lotto winnings to pay for more teachers

Oct 9th 2014, 3:32 PM 15,392 Views 46 Comments

Stephen Donnelly also wants us to team up with the NHS and make Irish Water more efficient.

# budget15 - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Acute and mental health services on 'the brink of collapse'
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Acute and mental health services on 'the brink of collapse'

Oct 4th 2014, 2:37 PM 7,045 Views 22 Comments

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association is called for increased funding for hospital consultants in Budget 2015.

# budget15 - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

'Be business focused not jobs focused' - government told
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

'Be business focused not jobs focused' - government told

Oct 1st 2014, 3:20 PM 4,519 Views 3 Comments

Owner-operators should have their costs cut in the budget to create long-term jobs, ISME says.

'Don't try to choke off the recovery with more austerity'
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

'Don't try to choke off the recovery with more austerity'

Oct 1st 2014, 10:34 AM 7,980 Views 37 Comments

Ireland’s ‘growth beacon’ economy should mean tax cuts – not another tough budget, economist says.

# budget15 - Monday 29 September, 2014

Cutting top rate of tax could give 'half of taxpayers' more money in their pocket
# Budget 15
# Budget 15

Cutting top rate of tax could give 'half of taxpayers' more money in their pocket

Sep 29th 2014, 6:30 AM 10,733 Views 40 Comments

Ibec also believe it would help stem brain-drain.

# budget15 - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

There's "no room" in the Irish economy for tax cuts - we should be investing instead
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

There's "no room" in the Irish economy for tax cuts - we should be investing instead

Sep 24th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,344 Views 34 Comments

The conditions just aren’t right yet, the Nevin Institute has said.

'Budget 2015 needs to give struggling families the peace and security they're entitled to'
# Cuts
# Cuts

'Budget 2015 needs to give struggling families the peace and security they're entitled to'

Sep 24th 2014, 6:15 AM 4,928 Views 10 Comments

An alliance of charities are calling for cuts to be reversed before tax breaks are introduced.

# budget15 - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Is attracting more foreign companies to Ireland really a recipe for growth?
# Quick Fix
# Quick Fix

Is attracting more foreign companies to Ireland really a recipe for growth?

Sep 7th 2014, 8:45 AM 11,555 Views 23 Comments

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at the benefits and pitfalls of foreign direct investment.