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# budget2017
Giving parents a tax credit for childcare would have cost nearly €600m
Finance Minister Michael Noonan said providing tax credits for paid child care would fail an equity test.
# Budget 2017
Creches may have to publish their fees under new childcare package
It’s understood the department will be calling for all childcare services and creches to be transparent and publish the cost of their fees.
# Housing
Government's first-time buyers plan has added up to €45,000 to price of some houses
In one Wicklow development, the price of a house rose by between €17,500 and €45,000 following the Government’s new first-time buyers scheme.
# budget2017
Ministers aren't going to get a €12,000 pay hike after all
The Department of Public Expenditure has confirmed to TheJournal.ie that Minister Paschal Donohoe will ask Cabinet to waive the pay restoration.
# endless enda
Michael Noonan tips Paschal Donohoe to become Fine Gael leader
The Finance Minister said his Cabinet colleague “has all the qualities” to lead the party.
# budget2017
More childcare, schools and capital spending, and lots of tax changes - Sinn Féin's budget proposals
TheJournal.ie have received an advance copy of the party’s “alternative budget” to be unveiled today.
# craft beer
People who make craft beer might get a happy boost in the Budget
Agriculture Minister Michael Creed told TheJournal.ie that he has been consulting with people in the microbrewery industry on how to boost business even more.
# I want...
Government ministers have Budget wishlists - but there's not enough money to go around
Ministers budget submissions come to in excess of €3 billion.