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Fianna Fáil on Budget 2018: Tax cuts will be 'modest' while social welfare increases 'won't be miserly'
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Fianna Fáil on Budget 2018: Tax cuts will be 'modest' while social welfare increases 'won't be miserly'

Oct 6th 2017, 2:56 PM 14,343 Views 56 Comments

Budget talks are going down to the wire between the two parties this weekend.

A sun-bed levy and 'young, hip Mayo towns': Smaller parties reveal their Budget wish lists
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A sun-bed levy and 'young, hip Mayo towns': Smaller parties reveal their Budget wish lists

Oct 5th 2017, 2:04 PM 13,336 Views 24 Comments

A busy morning on Molesworth Street, as the Greens, SocDems and Solidarity-PBP unveiled their ideas.

What's forecast for 2018: More jobs, more spending and higher wages
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What's forecast for 2018: More jobs, more spending and higher wages

Oct 5th 2017, 6:01 AM 13,007 Views 15 Comments

The optimistic outlook comes as the government prepares to announce Budget details for 2018.

Labour wants banks to pay double their levy but says tax cuts would be 'foolish'
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Labour wants banks to pay double their levy but says tax cuts would be 'foolish'

Oct 4th 2017, 6:14 PM 6,658 Views 48 Comments

Leader of the party Brendan Howlin said the plan “cut poverty, not taxes”.

Government's populist practice of buying off grey vote has damaged the young
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Government's populist practice of buying off grey vote has damaged the young

Oct 1st 2017, 8:30 AM 7,063 Views 86 Comments

The 2008 crisis hit Generation Y hardest. Meanwhile the government is only interested in helping older generations, writes Victor Duggan.

The tourist industry could lose its 9% VAT rate as it's 'under consideration' for Budget 2018
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The tourist industry could lose its 9% VAT rate as it's 'under consideration' for Budget 2018

Sep 28th 2017, 6:25 AM 10,300 Views 53 Comments

Restaurants and hotels express concerns as 1% hike is on the cards.

Budget 2018: 'There is a strong argument for increasing taxes in the budget'
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Budget 2018: 'There is a strong argument for increasing taxes in the budget'

Sep 21st 2017, 7:00 AM 11,470 Views 95 Comments

Taxes and social contributions in Ireland are, on a per capita basis, lower than in every other high-income country, writes Tom McDonnell.

FactFind: How do our personal tax bills compare to those living around the world?
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FactFind: How do our personal tax bills compare to those living around the world?

Sep 20th 2017, 9:00 PM 26,698 Views 56 Comments

There’s a lot of chat about what’s taken from our pay by Revenue at the moment – here are some facts.

'Too many people are being left behind': Calls to make housing a priority in the Budget
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'Too many people are being left behind': Calls to make housing a priority in the Budget

Sep 19th 2017, 10:53 AM 10,691 Views 76 Comments

The Simon Community launched its ‘No One Left Behind’ campaign yesterday.

Fine Gael are on a collision course with Fianna Fáil over the USC
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Fine Gael are on a collision course with Fianna Fáil over the USC

Sep 18th 2017, 2:32 PM 18,176 Views 60 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Micheal Martin said the confidence and supply agreement is clear that there must be reductions in the USC.

One month out from the Budget, what can we expect?
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One month out from the Budget, what can we expect?

Sep 13th 2017, 7:00 AM 26,101 Views 97 Comments

One thing we know, it’s not going to be a giveaway budget.

Fiscal Council says Ireland is still vulnerable and warns against extra Budget spending
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Fiscal Council says Ireland is still vulnerable and warns against extra Budget spending

Sep 5th 2017, 7:58 AM 6,069 Views 37 Comments

The council said any additional initiatives should be funded by tax increases or a re-allocation of spending.

State pension bump of €5 being considered ahead of Budget 2018
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State pension bump of €5 being considered ahead of Budget 2018

Aug 27th 2017, 2:26 PM 19,889 Views 83 Comments

An across-the-board increase is reportedly being considered.

Landlords are evicting tenants and doing up their properties as a 'back door' around rent limits
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Landlords are evicting tenants and doing up their properties as a 'back door' around rent limits

Aug 24th 2017, 1:31 PM 50,746 Views 112 Comments

Housing charity Threshold launched its pre-Budget submission today.

Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening
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Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening

Aug 17th 2017, 7:43 AM 8,942 Views 38 Comments

The Irish Dental Association says 150 more dentists are needed.

'As the only independent woman in cabinet I am determined this will not be a once off'
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'As the only independent woman in cabinet I am determined this will not be a once off'

Aug 8th 2017, 6:30 AM 11,422 Views 28 Comments

I am ready for the negotiations ahead and have already made clear that the increases secured for childcare in Budget 2017 must at the very least be matched, writes Minister Katherine Zappone.

Childcare payments may differ from county to county after creche fee audit
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Childcare payments may differ from county to county after creche fee audit

Aug 4th 2017, 6:10 AM 13,318 Views 5 Comments

The review will take 10 months to complete and will inform Minister Katherine Zappone’s future budget decisions.

Five times more children sign up to childcare schemes aimed at less well-off families
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Five times more children sign up to childcare schemes aimed at less well-off families

Jul 17th 2017, 10:00 AM 10,373 Views 15 Comments

The highest sign-up rate for childcare services was in Roscommon, Donegal, Sligo, Kerry, Galway, Carlow and Leitrim.

'I'm pushing for change in mental health services - and you can help me'
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'I'm pushing for change in mental health services - and you can help me'

Jul 13th 2017, 8:15 PM 2,674 Views 29 Comments

Our Voices contributor Natalie Marr has a burning idea that gives us all a chance to effect change.

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'
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'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'

Jul 7th 2017, 6:05 AM 26,112 Views 4 Comments

The Irish Hospice Foundation has said investing in bereavement services and end-of-life care will benefit society as a whole.

'At the very least, Budget 2018 must match last year's childcare funds in order to deliver'
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'At the very least, Budget 2018 must match last year's childcare funds in order to deliver'

May 14th 2017, 5:30 PM 728 Views 25 Comments

As Budget preparations begin, Minister Zappone says she will be arguing for more money come October.