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#Budget 2013

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the reduction in the respite care grant be reversed? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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?

From TheJournal.ie Here's where Ireland overspent by €1.118 billion on last year's Budget Budget 2012

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD calls for clarification on property tax for pyrite homes Pyrite

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ties, galleries and Angela Merkel: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Ties, galleries and Angela Merkel: The week in numbers

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie SIPTU president urges Taoiseach to introduce pensions tax sooner Budget 2013

SIPTU president urges Taoiseach to introduce pensions tax sooner

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opposition parties hit back at criticism of their alternative budgets Alternative Budgets

Opposition parties hit back at criticism of their alternative budgets

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.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Carers hold protest against plans to cut respite care grant Budget 2013 This post contains images

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

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

From TheJournal.ie No change of heart from Government on respite care grant Budget 2013

No change of heart from Government on respite care grant

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: This Budget isn't just bad - it's at odds with Government policies Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Noonan defends PRSI increases as 'best value taxpayers can get' Budget 2013

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2013: What has already come into effect? Budget 2013

Budget 2013: What has already come into effect?

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

From TheJournal.ie Ministers say December Budgets could be a thing of the past Budget 2014

Ministers say December Budgets could be a thing of the past

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

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: A quick synopsis of tax measures in Budget 2013 Budget 2013 This post contains videos

VIDEO: A quick synopsis of tax measures in Budget 2013

The implications for Irish-based businesses explained.

From TheJournal.ie Counting the pennies: where your tax money will go in 2013 Budget 2013

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Centenarian Bounty under threat after Budget 2013 100th Birthday

Centenarian Bounty under threat after Budget 2013

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

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2013: How today's front pages reacted Budget 2013 This post contains images

Budget 2013: How today's front pages reacted

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

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: how do you plan to save money? Over To You

Open thread: how do you plan to save money?

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How do you feel after Budget 2013? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you feel after Budget 2013?

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

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2013: Here’s how Twitter reacted Budget 2013 This post contains images

Budget 2013: Here’s how Twitter reacted

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.

From TheJournal.ie IN PICTURES: the winners and losers of Budget 2013 Budget 2013 This post contains images

IN PICTURES: the winners and losers of Budget 2013

#Winning. #Losing.

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2013: Here's what the experts had to say about it Budget 2013

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Readers’ panel: How Budget 2013 has affected YOU Budget 2013

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.

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2013: Image of the Day Pic Of The Day

Budget 2013: Image of the Day

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

From TheJournal.ie BUDGET 2013: Here is what happened Budget 2013 This post contains videos

BUDGET 2013: Here is what happened

TheJournal.ie brings you every detail of the Budget 2013 announcement, all the analysis and all the reaction.

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2013: Sample tax case studies Tax

Budget 2013: Sample tax case studies

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

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: Property tax is "both progressive and fair" Property Tax

Taoiseach: Property tax is "both progressive and fair"

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

From TheJournal.ie Pharmacists: Increased prescription charges may lead to people being hospitalised Budget 2013

Pharmacists: Increased prescription charges may lead to people being hospitalised

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.

From TheJournal.ie Mortgage interest relief to end - but first time buyers exempt from property tax until 2016 Budget 2013

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

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

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS, VIDEO: austerity protest outside Dáil Protest This post contains videos This post contains images

PHOTOS, VIDEO: austerity protest outside Dáil

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland now "less attractive to business owners" Tax

Ireland now "less attractive to business owners"

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

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2013: Government announces €250 hike in college fees Budget 2013

Budget 2013: Government announces €250 hike in college fees

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.

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments Social Welfare

Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments

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

From TheJournal.ie Macra say budget measure will encourage young farmers Budget 2013

Macra say budget measure will encourage young farmers

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

From TheJournal.ie FLASHBACK: Eamon Gilmore says Labour won't cut child benefit 665 Days Later... This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2013: here's what will affect the children Budget 2013

Budget 2013: here's what will affect the children

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

From TheJournal.ie Respite care grant cut by over €300 in budget Budget 2013

Respite care grant cut by over €300 in budget

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

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2013: Motor tax costs rise by up to 25 per cent Motor Tax

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2013: Unvouched expenses will end, but 95 politicians will receive more Political Allowances

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2013: the main points from today's announcements Budget 2013

Budget 2013: the main points from today's announcements

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