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From TheJournal.ie Health changes: Drug payment scheme reduced and medical card threshold for over-70s increased Budget 2020

Health changes: Drug payment scheme reduced and medical card threshold for over-70s increased

The total budget for the sector has been increased to €17.4 billion.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TDs fearful of the heat over carbon tax hikes - and call for increase to fuel allowance Budget 2020

Fine Gael TDs fearful of the heat over carbon tax hikes - and call for increase to fuel allowance

There is expected to be a package of supports for Bord na Mona workers announced.

From TheJournal.ie Late-night talks secure unwritten granny-flat grant promise, dependent on one pilot property Budget 2019

Late-night talks secure unwritten granny-flat grant promise, dependent on one pilot property

Shane Ross says the deal isn’t written down, but the finance minister calls it a sensible idea.

From TheJournal.ie How marriage is all-important when examining your tax burden Opinion

How marriage is all-important when examining your tax burden

Overall, Ireland’s labour income taxation system can be considered fair, however the benefits of saying “I do” may play a larger role in this than one might have expected, writes Shawn Britton.

From TheJournal.ie The busiest day in the Dáil bar was the day Leo became Taoiseach Toast To The Taoiseach

The busiest day in the Dáil bar was the day Leo became Taoiseach

Three of the top five busiest days for the Dáil bar were linked to the Fine Gael leadership challenge.

From TheJournal.ie 'No fireworks, no big bonanza' - Leo's been managing expectations ahead of the Budget Up Early
From TheJournal.ie No surprises on the way in this year's Budget - but there will be a reduction in USC Budget 17

No surprises on the way in this year's Budget - but there will be a reduction in USC

Michael Noonan said the detail of the USC reduction is yet to be decided.

14 new taxes that would solve Ireland's problems

AKA The People’s Real Budget.

From TheJournal.ie Crisis point? Nurses will refuse to do office work or answer phones in protest Budget Day

Crisis point? Nurses will refuse to do office work or answer phones in protest

INMO members at St Vincent’s Hospital will hold a protest on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie This trailer for The Guarantee will fill you with righteous anger Bank Guarantee
From TheJournal.ie Cigarettes and petrol: How much have the old reliables been hiked in the last 20 years? Pack Of Twenty

Cigarettes and petrol: How much have the old reliables been hiked in the last 20 years?

And what ministers are the most responsible?

12 foolproof ways to escape Budget Day Beat The Budget This post contains videos

12 foolproof ways to escape Budget Day

Avoid the bad news with these handy tips.

From TheJournal.ie Betfair offers free turkeys for Budget Day Turkeys

Betfair offers free turkeys for Budget Day

The betting company gave away petrol and Christmas trees in previous years, but this year it is giving away… turkeys.

From TheJournal.ie Irish consumer confidence rose in November Consumer Confidence

Irish consumer confidence rose in November

The KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI index shows a small amount of growth with sentiment at 63.8 in November compared to 60.9 in October.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Budget 2012 liveblog Budget 2012

As it happened: Budget 2012 liveblog

Join us for live video and text commentary, as Michael Noonan tells us how he plans to raise €1.6bn in extra taxes next year.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s Michael Noonan’s Budget 2012 speech… as a word cloud Budget 2012

Here’s Michael Noonan’s Budget 2012 speech… as a word cloud

A pictorial representation of Michael Noonan’s Budget 2012 speech, as delivered to Dáil Éireann this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Budget Day (pt 2) – the main points from Michael Noonan's announcement Budget 2012

Budget Day (pt 2) – the main points from Michael Noonan's announcement

Here are the main points of the taxation measures announced by the Minister for Finance in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie In full: Michael Noonan's Budget speech to the Dáil Budget 2012

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

The full text, as prepared in advance, of Michael Noonan’s Budget 2012 speech to the Dáil delivered this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you worried about December’s Budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about December’s Budget?

Pat Rabbitte has been dropping ominous warnings about the pain contained in Budget 2012 – but is it too early for us to be getting anxious.

From TheJournal.ie Brian Lenihan odds-on to sing the blues - and wear them too Budget11

Brian Lenihan odds-on to sing the blues - and wear them too

Betting on the colour of the Finance Minister’s tie on Budget Day settles on inoffensive shade – and he’s 50/1 to wear a Santa suit.

From TheJournal.ie Gardai refuse to spell out Dail protection for Budget Day Riot Police

Gardai refuse to spell out Dail protection for Budget Day

As The Star reports that all leave has been cancelled for riot police, Garda bosses are keeping a tight lid on “operational matters”.