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Poll: Should the reduction in the respite care grant be reversed?
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Poll: Should the reduction in the respite care grant be reversed?

Dec 9th 2012, 10:38 AM 12,296 Views 145 Comments

The decision to cut the grant by over €300 has proved controversial. Should it be reversed or does the government need to stick to its plans?

Here's where Ireland overspent by €1.118 billion on last year's Budget
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Here's where Ireland overspent by €1.118 billion on last year's Budget

Dec 9th 2012, 8:00 AM 13,261 Views 138 Comments

Nine Departments and agencies needed extra top-ups to their funding in 2012. Here’s where the overflow went.

Fine Gael TD calls for clarification on property tax for pyrite homes
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Fine Gael TD calls for clarification on property tax for pyrite homes

Dec 9th 2012, 7:30 AM 5,839 Views 15 Comments

Meanwhile, as he approaches his second Christmas in temporary accommodation, Priory Hall resident Liam Boland said he would refuse to pay.

Ties, galleries and Angela Merkel: The week in numbers
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Ties, galleries and Angela Merkel: The week in numbers

Dec 8th 2012, 7:30 PM 4,785 Views 10 Comments

How many houses will have to pay the ‘mansion tax’? And who could find that Budget 2013 has been generous to them?

Here is the week's news... skewed
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Here is the week's news... skewed

Dec 8th 2012, 5:00 PM 5,523 Views 4 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Wine replaces the euro as common currency; Budget enshrines right to die in poverty and exclusive details of the Love/Hate Christmas special.

SIPTU president urges Taoiseach to introduce pensions tax sooner
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SIPTU president urges Taoiseach to introduce pensions tax sooner

Dec 8th 2012, 1:09 PM 5,304 Views 34 Comments

In a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Jack O’Connor says that introducing the 41 per cent rate on pensions over €60,000 sooner would obviate the need for certain cuts.

Opposition parties hit back at criticism of their alternative budgets
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Opposition parties hit back at criticism of their alternative budgets

Dec 8th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,027 Views 51 Comments

The government claims neither of the two main opposition parties had their pre-budget submissions fully costed but this has been described as a “complete red herring” by Fianna Fáil.

PHOTOS: Carers hold protest against plans to cut respite care grant
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PHOTOS: Carers hold protest against plans to cut respite care grant

Dec 7th 2012, 2:57 PM 4,740 Views 32 Comments

Over 100 people gathered outside Leinster House to rally against the proposed cut from €1700 to €1325.

No change of heart from Government on respite care grant
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No change of heart from Government on respite care grant

Dec 7th 2012, 8:49 AM 4,527 Views 89 Comments

Social Protection Minister Joan Burton has once more defended the decision to cut the respite care grant by more than €300 in Budget 2013.

Column: This Budget isn't just bad - it's at odds with Government policies
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Column: This Budget isn't just bad - it's at odds with Government policies

Dec 6th 2012, 1:01 PM 33 Views 30 Comments

The cuts contained in this Budget fly in the face of Government statements on growth and protection. They’re difficult to justify, writes Michael Taft.

Noonan defends PRSI increases as 'best value taxpayers can get'
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Noonan defends PRSI increases as 'best value taxpayers can get'

Dec 6th 2012, 12:42 PM 5,935 Views 41 Comments

Michael Noonan says paying €5.08 extra a week for a guaranteed pension is “the best value anyone will ever get”.

Budget 2013: What has already come into effect?
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Budget 2013: What has already come into effect?

Dec 6th 2012, 11:59 AM 10,776 Views 25 Comments

The changes to the price of alcohol and tobacco went up at midnight – what about the rest of the measures?

Ministers say December Budgets could be a thing of the past
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Ministers say December Budgets could be a thing of the past

Dec 6th 2012, 11:48 AM 6,171 Views 21 Comments

Brendan Howlin says bringing Ireland into line with European moves could see Budgets in October, with two months of debate.

VIDEO: A quick synopsis of tax measures in Budget 2013
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VIDEO: A quick synopsis of tax measures in Budget 2013

Dec 6th 2012, 10:54 AM 700 Views 0 Comments

The implications for Irish-based businesses explained.

Counting the pennies: where your tax money will go in 2013
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Counting the pennies: where your tax money will go in 2013

Dec 6th 2012, 10:03 AM 9,585 Views 49 Comments

The government’s going to spend €69 billion in total next year. So where does the average taxpayer’s money go?

Centenarian Bounty under threat after Budget 2013
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Centenarian Bounty under threat after Budget 2013

Dec 6th 2012, 8:52 AM 10,110 Views 31 Comments

The practice of Ireland giving a generous gift to its citizens when they turn 100 may be discontinued.

Budget 2013: How today's front pages reacted
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Budget 2013: How today's front pages reacted

Dec 6th 2012, 8:20 AM 15,477 Views 37 Comments

From respite care to maternity benefit to PRSI, today’s newspapers saw Budget 2013 as a broad hit on many groups in society.

Open thread: how do you plan to save money?
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Open thread: how do you plan to save money?

Dec 6th 2012, 8:00 AM 6,001 Views 72 Comments

We’d like to know if anyone is planning any early New Year Resolutions in response to yesterday’s budget announcements.

Poll: How do you feel after Budget 2013?
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Poll: How do you feel after Budget 2013?

Dec 6th 2012, 7:15 AM 8,954 Views 98 Comments

Relieved or even more anxious? Did yesterday’s announcement affect your mood? Tell us in our sentiment poll this morning…

Budget 2013: Here’s how Twitter reacted
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Budget 2013: Here’s how Twitter reacted

Dec 6th 2012, 7:05 AM 13,732 Views 41 Comments

From the cuts in child benefit and respite care to the increase in the price of wine, here’s how people on Twitter reacted to Budget 2013.

IN PICTURES: the winners and losers of Budget 2013
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IN PICTURES: the winners and losers of Budget 2013

Dec 6th 2012, 7:00 AM 13,059 Views 11 Comments

#Winning. #Losing.

Budget 2013: Here's what the experts had to say about it
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Budget 2013: Here's what the experts had to say about it

Dec 6th 2012, 6:45 AM 7,470 Views 21 Comments

From property tax to child benefit cuts to the motor industry, we asked the experts what they thought about Budget 2013. Here’s what they had to say.

Readers’ panel: How Budget 2013 has affected YOU
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Readers’ panel: How Budget 2013 has affected YOU

Dec 6th 2012, 6:01 AM 5,491 Views 10 Comments

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

Budget 2013: Image of the Day
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Budget 2013: Image of the Day

Dec 5th 2012, 11:00 PM 9,891 Views 9 Comments

It’s been a tough day for Ireland. A picture speaks a thousand words.

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Budget 2013: Sample tax case studies
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Budget 2013: Sample tax case studies

Dec 5th 2012, 10:39 PM 4,719 Views 10 Comments

Some useful tables from KPMG on what the tax changes mean for YOU.

Taoiseach: Property tax is "both progressive and fair"
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Taoiseach: Property tax is "both progressive and fair"

Dec 5th 2012, 9:53 PM 6,308 Views 102 Comments

Kenny said this budget would probably be the most challenging in the life of this government.

Pharmacists: Increased prescription charges may lead to people being hospitalised
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Pharmacists: Increased prescription charges may lead to people being hospitalised

Dec 5th 2012, 9:17 PM 8,609 Views 26 Comments

The Irish Pharmacy Union has warned that hiking up the cost of prescriptions for people on low incomes could end up costing the government a lot more money than it will save.

Mortgage interest relief to end - but first time buyers exempt from property tax until 2016
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Mortgage interest relief to end - but first time buyers exempt from property tax until 2016

Dec 5th 2012, 9:11 PM 14,287 Views 18 Comments

The mortgage relief measure introduced in last year’s Budget will come to an end this month.

PHOTOS, VIDEO: austerity protest outside Dáil
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PHOTOS, VIDEO: austerity protest outside Dáil

Dec 5th 2012, 8:50 PM 10,753 Views 81 Comments

Hundreds of people marched on the Dáil this evening after Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin’s announcements.

Ireland now "less attractive to business owners"
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Ireland now "less attractive to business owners"

Dec 5th 2012, 8:48 PM 4,812 Views 2 Comments

The protection of the corporation tax rate, however, is a positive step in keeping international businesses here.

Budget 2013: Government announces €250 hike in college fees
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Budget 2013: Government announces €250 hike in college fees

Dec 5th 2012, 8:26 PM 9,037 Views 18 Comments

The Government has announced plans to introduce a €250 hike in college fees and a reduction in the income threshold for those eligible for maintenance grants.

Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments
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Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments

Dec 5th 2012, 7:33 PM 34,115 Views 90 Comments

Cuts to the child benefit rate is causing anxiety this evening, along with a range of other newly-announced changes.

Macra say budget measure will encourage young farmers
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Macra say budget measure will encourage young farmers

Dec 5th 2012, 7:30 PM 4,560 Views 4 Comments

Macra na Feirme has said that the renewal of the young farmers’ stock relief measure could also help address age profile imbalances in farming.

FLASHBACK: Eamon Gilmore says Labour won't cut child benefit
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FLASHBACK: Eamon Gilmore says Labour won't cut child benefit

Dec 5th 2012, 7:28 PM 6,808 Views 66 Comments

The general election campaign seems like a long time ago now…

Budget 2013: here's what will affect the children
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Budget 2013: here's what will affect the children

Dec 5th 2012, 7:01 PM 13,070 Views 76 Comments

Child Benefit has been cut by €10 for the first child but up to €20 for the subsequent children.

Respite care grant cut by over €300 in budget
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Respite care grant cut by over €300 in budget

Dec 5th 2012, 6:08 PM 11,025 Views 41 Comments

The reduction represents a 19 per cent cut in the payment which is used by carers to pay for home help and respite care.

Budget 2013: Motor tax costs rise by up to 25 per cent
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Budget 2013: Motor tax costs rise by up to 25 per cent

Dec 5th 2012, 5:37 PM 44,039 Views 52 Comments

Triskaidekaphobia wins: from next year there’ll be two batches of registration plates. Say hello to ’131′ and ’132′.

Budget 2013: Unvouched expenses will end, but 95 politicians will receive more
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Budget 2013: Unvouched expenses will end, but 95 politicians will receive more

Dec 5th 2012, 4:29 PM 10,668 Views 57 Comments

There’s also an across-the-board cut for political expenses, while severance pay for office holders will be scrapped.

Budget 2013: the main points from today's announcements
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Budget 2013: the main points from today's announcements

Dec 5th 2012, 4:21 PM 42,454 Views 93 Comments

Here are the most notable measures announced by Ministers Howlin and Noonan today.