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#Budget 2013

From TheJournal.ie Wine up by €1 a bottle, beer increasing by 10c a pint Budget 2013

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

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

From TheJournal.ie In full: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech to the Dáil Budget 2013

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

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

From TheJournal.ie PSRI changes will hit employees by €264.16 per year Social Insurance

PSRI changes will hit employees by €264.16 per year

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

From TheJournal.ie Property tax: Here's what you need to know Budget 2013

Property tax: Here's what you need to know

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

From TheJournal.ie In full: Michael Noonan's Budget speech to the Dáil Budget 2013

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Property tax 'won't kick in until July', tweets Fine Gael TD Budget 2013

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Keaveney support for Budget "not taken for a given" Budget 2013

Keaveney support for Budget "not taken for a given"

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

PLAY: Budget Bingo 2013

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

From TheJournal.ie Burton asks for extra €685 million in social protection funding... for 2012 Social Protection

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Study says recession has hit older people more than reported Poverty

Study says recession has hit older people more than reported

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

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What actually happens on Budget Day? Budget 2013

Explainer: What actually happens on Budget Day?

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

From TheJournal.ie Readers' Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from the Budget? Budget 2013

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Exchequer returns: Government's tax take 0.5 per cent below target Exchequer Returns

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach insists Ruairí Quinn has confidence in James Reilly Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach insists Ruairí Quinn has confidence in James Reilly

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

From TheJournal.ie Budget Eve: Sentiment of the Day Silent Protest

Budget Eve: Sentiment of the Day

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

From TheJournal.ie A busy week for Noonan as EU banking union talks precede Budget 2013 Europe

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

First Brussels, then Budget Day.

From TheJournal.ie Readers' Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2013? Budget 2013

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Older people could delay paying property tax until they die – Burton Budget 2013

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What would YOU do with Budget 2013? Budget 2013

Open thread: What would YOU do with Budget 2013?

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Which should be introduced: a 'mansion tax' or higher USC on top earners? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie What motorists should expect in Budget 2013 Budget 2013

What motorists should expect in Budget 2013

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

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix… now with added moustache murder Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added moustache murder

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

From TheJournal.ie Absent TDs, rapper dollars and 'The Talk': The week in numbers Prime Numbers

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Government income for 2012 to fall short of Budget target Budget 2013

Government income for 2012 to fall short of Budget target

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

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here’s the nine things you need to know as you kick off your weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2013: Four days to go, here is the speculation so far Budget 2013

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Another tough Budget… but do the numbers add up? Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie One year on, Enda Kenny won’t be repeating state of the nation address Budget 2013 This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should child benefit be cut by €10? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should child benefit be cut by €10?

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore refuses to confirm property tax rumours Leaders' Questions

Gilmore refuses to confirm property tax rumours

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

From The42 GAA will not pick up the tab for potential cuts to player grants scheme Facing The Axe?

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Noonan and Howlin will both deliver Budget 2013 next Wednesday Budget 2013

Noonan and Howlin will both deliver Budget 2013 next Wednesday

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.

From TheJournal.ie 91 per cent of consumers believe Budget 2013 will leave less to spend on groceries Budget 2013

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

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

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

Join TheJournal.ie’s #Budget 2013 virtual 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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are the 9 things you need to know this Sunday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands take part in Dublin anti-austerity march (PHOTOS) Protest This post contains images

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Active Retirement Ireland urges government to protect free travel in budget Budget 2013

Active Retirement Ireland urges government to protect free travel in budget

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

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil's alternative budget: Cuts to politician pensions and no property tax Budget 2013

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

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