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# readers-panel - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

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

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.

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

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.

# readers-panel - Monday 13 October, 2014

Readers’ Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from Budget 2015?

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.

Readers’ Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2015?

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.

# readers-panel - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

We want you: Join TheJournal.ie’s Budget 2015 readers’ 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.

# readers-panel - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

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

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.

How was it for you? Our Readers' Panel react, Part Two

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.

# readers-panel - 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.

# readers-panel - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

We want you: Join TheJournal.ie’s Budget 2014 readers' 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.

# readers-panel - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Readers’ panel: How Budget 2013 has affected YOU

How is the Budget going to affect readers? We asked a broad selection of them to find out.

Readers’ Panel: Single parent

Fenella Samways felt “truly horrified” by today’s Budget, feeling that those who can least afford to pay have been hit hardest once again.

Readers’ panel: Farmer

Eric Driver is very disappointed in the loss of stamp duty relief for young farmers, calling it “short-sighted”.

Readers’ panel: Married with children

Fintan Hynes thinks that the universal cut to the children’s allowance was unfair. He also thinks that the increase in car tax is going to make it a lot more difficult for couples who need to run two cars.

Readers’ Panel: Small business owner

As a business owner, Gavin was happy that VAT remained unchanged and that there was no increase in the cost of fuel.

Readers’ panel: Single and working

Don Donoghue feels that the cuts in this year’s Budget were disappointing but not entirely unexpected.

Readers’ Panel: Unemployed

Jane, who’s unemployed and owns a house that’s in negative equity, is happy that the NPPR is to be axed but thinks that the blanket cut to the children’s allowance was a mistake.

Readers’ Panel: Cohabiter

Having bought a house this year, David Connolly estimates that today’s Budget has left him €523 worse off.

Readers’ Panel: Student

Andrew O’Connell had been expecting a greater cut to the Children’s Allowance. Overall, he believes today’s Budget could have been much worse.

Readers’ panel: Full-time carer

Patricia Donlon is happy that carers haven’t been too badly hit but is disappointed at the cut to the respite care grant that she uses to “treat” her parents.

Readers’ panel: On disability allowance

Elizabeth has not seen anything in the Budget that she believes will help her get the operation she needs or help her disabled son.

Readers’ panel: Pensioner

Pat Kelly was disappointed to hear that the respite grant had been cut but is happy that pensioners don’t seem to have been too badly effected.

# readers-panel - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Readers’ panel: How Budget 2012 has affected YOU

How is the Budget going to affect readers? We’ve asked a broad selection of readers what they think about the news from the past two days to find out.

# readers-panel - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Readers' panel: Married with children

John, a father of five, says he’ll be hit hard by road tax and the cut in child benefit – and says that not enough is being done to support entrepreneurs.

Readers' Panel: Unemployed

Glyn Carragher is relieved that unemployment benefit hasn’t been cut – but is worried that the Government has taken no action on job creation.

Readers' Panel: Separated mother-of-four

Budget 2012 has seen cuts to child benefit for third and fourth children, changes to motor tax, and changes to the Universal Social Charge.

Readers' Panel: Single and working full time

Budget 2012 has seen an increase of 2 percentage points in VAT and an increase in tax on fuel.

# readers-panel - Monday 5 December, 2011

In numbers: the first half of Budget 2012

A numerical breakdown of where the government has cut €2.2 billion in spending,