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Wine up by €1 a bottle, beer increasing by 10c a pint
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Wine up by €1 a bottle, beer increasing by 10c a pint

Dec 5th 2012, 3:58 PM 14,514 Views 92 Comments

The government has increased the excise on alcohol and cigarettes by more than was expected in Budget 2013.

In full: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech to the Dáil
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In full: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech to the Dáil

Dec 5th 2012, 3:53 PM 4,786 Views 4 Comments

The full text of the speech given by Brendan Howlin to the Dáil, as prepared in advance of delivery.

PSRI changes will hit employees by €264.16 per year
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PSRI changes will hit employees by €264.16 per year

Dec 5th 2012, 3:37 PM 15,729 Views 62 Comments

The Budget will see the abolition of the PRSI-free allowance, meaning all employee income is hit at 4 per cent.

Property tax: Here's what you need to know
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Property tax: Here's what you need to know

Dec 5th 2012, 3:25 PM 28,805 Views 109 Comments

Michael Noonan has revealed all the details of the property tax which is to be introduced from 1 July 2013.

In full: Michael Noonan's Budget speech to the Dáil
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In full: Michael Noonan's Budget speech to the Dáil

Dec 5th 2012, 3:20 PM 7,960 Views 6 Comments

The full text of the speech given by Michael Noonan to the Dáil, as prepared in advance of delivery.

Property tax 'won't kick in until July', tweets Fine Gael TD
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Property tax 'won't kick in until July', tweets Fine Gael TD

Dec 5th 2012, 2:20 PM 4,226 Views 16 Comments

Fine Gael’s Alan Farrell appears to confirm reports that the public will get six months’ warning of the property tax.

Keaveney support for Budget "not taken for a given"
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Keaveney support for Budget "not taken for a given"

Dec 5th 2012, 12:19 PM 2,873 Views 39 Comments

The Labour Party Chairman said that he ‘will look at the full package of the Budget’ before he votes tonight.

PLAY: Budget Bingo 2013
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PLAY: Budget Bingo 2013

Dec 5th 2012, 12:00 PM 3,865 Views 6 Comments

It’s that time of year again – so why not ease your Budget anxieties with a round of TheJournal.ie’s Budget Bingo…

Burton asks for extra €685 million in social protection funding... for 2012
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Burton asks for extra €685 million in social protection funding... for 2012

Dec 5th 2012, 11:41 AM 4,577 Views 18 Comments

On the day of Budget 2013, Joan Burton asks an Oireachtas committee to approve a 5.1 per cent increase for 2012.

Study says recession has hit older people more than reported
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Study says recession has hit older people more than reported

Dec 5th 2012, 10:50 AM 2,484 Views 8 Comments

A study from NUI Galway says the perception that older people have secure finances is not always a fair one.

Explainer: What actually happens on Budget Day?
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Explainer: What actually happens on Budget Day?

Dec 5th 2012, 9:08 AM 6,460 Views 48 Comments

There’s speeches, then resolutions, and then a handful of Bills. So how does it all work – and when does it kick in?

Readers' Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from the Budget?
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Readers' Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from the Budget?

Dec 5th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,441 Views 31 Comments

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of today’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

Exchequer returns: Government's tax take 0.5 per cent below target
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Exchequer returns: Government's tax take 0.5 per cent below target

Dec 4th 2012, 4:56 PM 4,084 Views 35 Comments

The Department of Finance has released the last exchequer returns before tomorrow’s Budget with income tax take for November 12 per cent below target.

Taoiseach insists Ruairí Quinn has confidence in James Reilly
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Taoiseach insists Ruairí Quinn has confidence in James Reilly

Dec 4th 2012, 4:37 PM 2,986 Views 30 Comments

It was reported at the weekend that the Education Minister had indicated that Reilly was “not up to the job” of Minister for Health.

Budget Eve: Sentiment of the Day
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Budget Eve: Sentiment of the Day

Dec 4th 2012, 3:36 PM 6,456 Views 42 Comments

The Department of the Taoiseach got its own ‘decoration’ today.

A busy week for Noonan as EU banking union talks precede Budget 2013
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A busy week for Noonan as EU banking union talks precede Budget 2013

Dec 4th 2012, 10:44 AM 2,471 Views 21 Comments

First Brussels, then Budget Day.

Readers' Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2013?
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Readers' Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2013?

Dec 4th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,056 Views 21 Comments

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.

Older people could delay paying property tax until they die – Burton
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Older people could delay paying property tax until they die – Burton

Dec 2nd 2012, 3:53 PM 15,151 Views 160 Comments

The Social Protection minister says a range of ‘easy-pay options’ are being considered for payment of the property tax.

Open thread: What would YOU do with Budget 2013?
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Open thread: What would YOU do with Budget 2013?

Dec 2nd 2012, 1:00 PM 7,088 Views 161 Comments

While we wait on tenterhooks for the cuts and taxes to be imposed on Wednesday, let’s come up with a PLAN, people.

Poll: Which should be introduced: a 'mansion tax' or higher USC on top earners?
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Poll: Which should be introduced: a 'mansion tax' or higher USC on top earners?

Dec 2nd 2012, 10:25 AM 10,934 Views 103 Comments

Today’s papers suggest the Cabinet has abandoned one in favour of the other. We’re asking: which would you introduce?

What motorists should expect in Budget 2013
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What motorists should expect in Budget 2013

Dec 2nd 2012, 8:00 AM 19,024 Views 85 Comments

VRT increases, road tax increases, and a new registration plate system.

The Evening Fix… now with added moustache murder
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The Evening Fix… now with added moustache murder

Dec 1st 2012, 7:50 PM 13,626 Views 4 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Absent TDs, rapper dollars and 'The Talk': The week in numbers
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Absent TDs, rapper dollars and 'The Talk': The week in numbers

Dec 1st 2012, 7:30 PM 6,371 Views 1 Comment

What percentage of 13-year-old turn to their dads for sex and relationship advice? How many eggs narrowly missed Taoiseach Enda Kenny?

Government income for 2012 to fall short of Budget target
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Government income for 2012 to fall short of Budget target

Dec 1st 2012, 11:25 AM 5,359 Views 25 Comments

The first documents for Budget 2013 show the government expecting a 4.5 per cent increase in income tax in 2013.

Budget 2013: Four days to go, here is the speculation so far
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Budget 2013: Four days to go, here is the speculation so far

Dec 1st 2012, 8:45 AM 11,807 Views 82 Comments

The Budget is days away and though there has been fewer leaks than last year there’s plenty of speculation. This is what we can expect on Wednesday… definitely, maybe.

Aaron McKenna: Another tough Budget… but do the numbers add up?
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Aaron McKenna: Another tough Budget… but do the numbers add up?

Dec 1st 2012, 8:15 AM 8 Views 32 Comments

With another €3billion in austerity on the way, the Government’s economic forecasts are starting to look more like fairy tales.

One year on, Enda Kenny won’t be repeating state of the nation address
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One year on, Enda Kenny won’t be repeating state of the nation address

Dec 1st 2012, 8:00 AM 3,801 Views 41 Comments

The Taoiseach will not be repeating his address to the nation ahead of Wednesday’s Budget.

Poll: Should child benefit be cut by €10?
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Poll: Should child benefit be cut by €10?

Nov 30th 2012, 9:34 AM 15,368 Views 206 Comments

Reports suggest the government is planning to cut child benefit from €140 to €130 per month. What do you think – good idea? Bad idea?

Budget 2013: Children's groups hit out at likely €10 cut to child benefit
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Budget 2013: Children's groups hit out at likely €10 cut to child benefit

Nov 30th 2012, 8:16 AM 6,987 Views 88 Comments

Various reports indicate that child benefit will be cut from €140 to €130 per child in next week’s Budget.

Gilmore refuses to confirm property tax rumours
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Gilmore refuses to confirm property tax rumours

Nov 29th 2012, 12:03 PM 10,739 Views 119 Comments

Reports suggest the property tax will cost homeowners between €200 and €400 a year – but Eamon Gilmore would not discuss the figures in the Dáil this morning.

GAA will not pick up the tab for potential cuts to player grants scheme
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GAA will not pick up the tab for potential cuts to player grants scheme

Nov 29th 2012, 7:00 AM 660 Views 0 Comments

Mayo footballer Cillian O’Connor has revealed that players are ‘upset’ about the prospect of cuts.

Noonan and Howlin will both deliver Budget 2013 next Wednesday
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Noonan and Howlin will both deliver Budget 2013 next Wednesday

Nov 29th 2012, 6:30 AM 5,613 Views 59 Comments

Though the budget is being held over just one day this year, Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin will both make speeches, starting from 2.30pm next Wednesday.

91 per cent of consumers believe Budget 2013 will leave less to spend on groceries
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91 per cent of consumers believe Budget 2013 will leave less to spend on groceries

Nov 27th 2012, 2:35 PM 6,076 Views 44 Comments

Almost half of participants in a new survey also believe the price of cigarettes will increase a lot.

Join TheJournal.ie’s #Budget 2013 virtual panel
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Join TheJournal.ie’s #Budget 2013 virtual panel

Nov 26th 2012, 10:25 AM 7,727 Views 30 Comments

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.

Thousands take part in Dublin anti-austerity march (PHOTOS)
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Thousands take part in Dublin anti-austerity march (PHOTOS)

Nov 24th 2012, 2:44 PM 20,656 Views 215 Comments

As many as 8,000 people are marching through Dublin city centre to protest against austerity measures.

Active Retirement Ireland urges government to protect free travel in budget
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Active Retirement Ireland urges government to protect free travel in budget

Nov 24th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,226 Views 59 Comments

The organisation said older people are at risk of becoming socially isolated if their passes are taken away.

Fianna Fáil's alternative budget: Cuts to politician pensions and no property tax
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Fianna Fáil's alternative budget: Cuts to politician pensions and no property tax

Nov 22nd 2012, 4:41 PM 8,281 Views 99 Comments

Fianna Fáil today launched its budget proposals entitled “A Fairer Way to Recovery”.