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Debate Room: Should school start earlier to help working parents?
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Debate Room: Should school start earlier to help working parents?

Oct 19th 2015, 8:00 AM 1,234 Views 50 Comments

This is just one of the suggestions from two contributors working in the area of childcare who reflect on what’s needed to solve the childcare issues here in Ireland.

Survey finds majority of people thought Budget 2016 was good for Ireland
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Survey finds majority of people thought Budget 2016 was good for Ireland

Oct 14th 2015, 8:17 PM 19,230 Views 64 Comments

Michael Noonan has denied that the government had returned to the days of “when I have it, I spend it”.

Why was there no rent certainty in the Budget?
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Why was there no rent certainty in the Budget?

Oct 14th 2015, 10:26 AM 8,841 Views 41 Comments

Michael Noonan says they just ran out of time.

Are prefab villages really the future of housing?
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Are prefab villages really the future of housing?

Oct 14th 2015, 8:30 AM 1,065 Views 85 Comments

Innovative solutions are required to solve the housing and homelessness crisis, not “off the shelf” solutions, writes Mary Hughes.

Why hasn't the USC been scrapped yet?
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Why hasn't the USC been scrapped yet?

Oct 14th 2015, 6:00 AM 18,812 Views 38 Comments

We were told back in 2011 that it was a temporary measure, but €4 billion every year seems to be too difficult to part with.

Budget 2016 - here are all the main points
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Budget 2016 - here are all the main points

Oct 13th 2015, 10:58 PM 129,296 Views 125 Comments

Anything that affects you, you’ll find it here.

What the Budget means to someone earning around €30,000
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What the Budget means to someone earning around €30,000

Oct 13th 2015, 9:05 PM 47,787 Views 37 Comments

How does this change things for you?

Here's what's changed with the Universal Social Charge in the Budget
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Here's what's changed with the Universal Social Charge in the Budget

Oct 13th 2015, 7:00 PM 93,007 Views 52 Comments

The much-hated USC has been cut.

17 great things that have happened since the last Budget

17 great things that have happened since the last Budget

Oct 13th 2015, 6:58 PM 8,110 Views 0 Comments

It’s not all bad…

What the Budget means to someone earning around €50,000
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What the Budget means to someone earning around €50,000

Oct 13th 2015, 6:48 PM 25,227 Views 5 Comments

How does this change things for you?

Admit it, paying Contactless makes you feel your most glamorous
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# Glam Lyfe

Admit it, paying Contactless makes you feel your most glamorous

Oct 13th 2015, 5:08 PM 4,162 Views 9 Comments

So glam. So suave.

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech
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IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech

Oct 13th 2015, 4:25 PM 6,560 Views 16 Comments

“Today we reap the benefits of the hard work and resilience of the Irish people.”

Sorry Leo, fizzy drinks won't be taxed
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Sorry Leo, fizzy drinks won't be taxed

Oct 13th 2015, 4:20 PM 8,406 Views 28 Comments

The Health Minister had asked for a 20% tax on the drinks to help tackle obesity.

Here's how families will be affected by the Budget
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Here's how families will be affected by the Budget

Oct 13th 2015, 3:48 PM 18,136 Views 39 Comments

Child Benefit is up by a fiver and the Respite Care Grant has been restored.

How does Budget 2016 affect you? TheJournal.ie calculator will do the sums for you
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How does Budget 2016 affect you? TheJournal.ie calculator will do the sums for you

Oct 13th 2015, 3:36 PM 32,700 Views 11 Comments

Income tax, USC, tax credits… will you have more money or less after today’s Budget?

IN FULL: Michael Noonan's Budget speech
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IN FULL: Michael Noonan's Budget speech

Oct 13th 2015, 3:28 PM 8,103 Views 15 Comments

“No more booms and bust.”

How the Socialists would abolish water charges, property tax and USC for low-earners
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How the Socialists would abolish water charges, property tax and USC for low-earners

Oct 9th 2015, 10:45 AM 20,495 Views 180 Comments

Paul Murphy talks about AAA’s radical alternative to current government policy.

'Fine Gael don't care too much about ordinary people'
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'Fine Gael don't care too much about ordinary people'

Oct 8th 2015, 11:55 PM 17,472 Views 74 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesperson Michael McGrath had some strong words for the government today.

An awful lot of you want USC abolished altogether
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An awful lot of you want USC abolished altogether

Oct 7th 2015, 8:00 PM 19,297 Views 108 Comments

No surprises there, but how many say we should keep it?

It looks like the Irish economy is now taking off like a rocket
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It looks like the Irish economy is now taking off like a rocket

Oct 2nd 2015, 1:34 PM 35,780 Views 242 Comments

Just as Michael Noonan said it could three years ago.

This man doesn't care that Sinn Féin 'scares the bejaysus' out of some people
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This man doesn't care that Sinn Féin 'scares the bejaysus' out of some people

Oct 1st 2015, 9:00 PM 22,411 Views 154 Comments

Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty dropped by to give us the Sinn Féin alternative.

Top Irish earners are paying more tax than the Swedes
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Top Irish earners are paying more tax than the Swedes

Sep 22nd 2015, 11:42 AM 20,864 Views 166 Comments

And those on high incomes should pay less, one group says.

The hated USC is in line for a significant cut next month
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The hated USC is in line for a significant cut next month

Sep 11th 2015, 9:00 PM 32,396 Views 150 Comments

The Finance Minister signalled that universal social charge will be prioritised in the Budget.