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#Budget2020

# budget2020 - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Gaeltacht grant to be restored for trainee teachers but not all students will be eligible

Minister Joe McHugh announced the measure in his department’s Budget 2020 briefing.

# budget2020 - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Carbon tax: Petrol and diesel prices to rise from midnight, home heating to rise next May

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has announced an increase in the carbon tax of €6 per tonne.

A pack of 20 cigarettes will now cost €13.50

The minister did not announce any change to excise duty on alcohol products.

Budget 2020 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold

The Government has flagged this year’s budget as a no-deal Brexit budget.

# budget2020 - Monday 7 October, 2019

Opinion: Single parents will be forced onto social welfare if childcare costs are not addressed

The new National Childcare Scheme could see lone parents losing out on subsidies.

# budget2020 - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit

A bereaved mother says no child deserves to die because of poorly-resourced mental health services.

# budget2020 - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Opinion: Many students will be locked out of third-level if costs and supports don't start to balance

The cost of accommodation, grant reductions and rising fees are causing real challenges to young people.

# budget2020 - Thursday 26 September, 2019

No-deal Brexit could push Ireland into recession, ESRI warns

The ESRI has recommended a supplementary Budget in the new year if there’s a hard Brexit.