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Column: Want to value your house for the property tax? Here’s a guide.
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Column: Want to value your house for the property tax? Here’s a guide.

Jan 9th 2013, 9:15 PM 807 Views 97 Comments

There is confusion over the valuation of homes for the property tax, writes Ronan Lyons – so here’s a handy informal guide.

Social Welfare Bill passes committee stage in Seanad by three votes
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Social Welfare Bill passes committee stage in Seanad by three votes

Dec 19th 2012, 9:15 PM 7,479 Views 66 Comments

The bill passed in the upper house this evening with Labour’s James Heffernan confirming his vote against the law and losing the party whip. Only businessman Feargal Quinn voted with the coalition.

Dáil approves introduction of property tax in late-night vote
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Dáil approves introduction of property tax in late-night vote

Dec 19th 2012, 7:37 AM 6,003 Views 76 Comments

TDs debated proposed amendments until after 11pm last night – amid complaints that not enough time had been allocated.

Labour chairman Keaveney votes against government on respite grant cut
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Labour chairman Keaveney votes against government on respite grant cut

Dec 13th 2012, 2:10 PM 10,178 Views 111 Comments

Keaveney will be booted from the Labour parliamentary party after voting against cuts to respite care grants.

Dáil to begin debating Budget's changes to social welfare system
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Dáil to begin debating Budget's changes to social welfare system

Dec 11th 2012, 12:15 PM 4,204 Views 49 Comments

The Social Welfare Bill, which gives legal effect to cuts to the respite care grant and other changes, will be debated this week.

Prospect of October Budget welcomed amid calls for more open process
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Prospect of October Budget welcomed amid calls for more open process

Dec 10th 2012, 6:45 AM 5,765 Views 13 Comments

Budget 2013 is less than a week old but already thoughts are turning to Budget 2014 and the possibility it could be held earlier than December next year.

Labour chair still hoping Budget cut to child benefit can be reversed
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Labour chair still hoping Budget cut to child benefit can be reversed

Dec 9th 2012, 12:59 PM 5,551 Views 99 Comments

“I think it is and it has to be,” Labour TD Colm Keaveney said when asked whether child benefit was still up for negotiation in the Budget.

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

Dec 9th 2012, 10:38 AM 12,296 Views 145 Comments

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?

Here is the week's news... skewed
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Here is the week's news... skewed

Dec 8th 2012, 5:00 PM 5,521 Views 4 Comments

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.

SIPTU president urges Taoiseach to introduce pensions tax sooner
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SIPTU president urges Taoiseach to introduce pensions tax sooner

Dec 8th 2012, 1:09 PM 5,304 Views 34 Comments

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.

Aaron McKenna: Where will Ireland be after two more Budgets?
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Aaron McKenna: Where will Ireland be after two more Budgets?

Dec 8th 2012, 8:15 AM 12 Views 101 Comments

The opposition’s reaction to Budget 2013 has been standard stuff. Will any party be credible the next time Ireland votes?

Opposition parties hit back at criticism of their alternative budgets
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Opposition parties hit back at criticism of their alternative budgets

Dec 8th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,024 Views 51 Comments

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.

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

Dec 7th 2012, 2:57 PM 4,721 Views 32 Comments

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

Ministers say December Budgets could be a thing of the past
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Ministers say December Budgets could be a thing of the past

Dec 6th 2012, 11:48 AM 6,165 Views 21 Comments

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

7 people who were really keen to get cheaper wine...
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7 people who were really keen to get cheaper wine...

Dec 6th 2012, 10:37 AM 21,592 Views 31 Comments

… and some people who didn’t understand the fuss

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

Dec 6th 2012, 10:03 AM 9,585 Views 49 Comments

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

Pic: Will Ferrell shows his support for Budget-hit Ireland
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Pic: Will Ferrell shows his support for Budget-hit Ireland

Dec 6th 2012, 8:49 AM 26,660 Views 20 Comments

At least, that’s what we assume he’s doing.

Buried news: what happened yesterday (other than Budget 2013)?
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Buried news: what happened yesterday (other than Budget 2013)?

Dec 6th 2012, 8:18 AM 8,398 Views 5 Comments

You may have missed these nuggets in the flurry of austerity announcements.

Budget 2013: Here’s how Twitter reacted
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Budget 2013: Here’s how Twitter reacted

Dec 6th 2012, 7:05 AM 13,732 Views 41 Comments

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.

Column: Real reform is being overlooked in the deficit scramble
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Column: Real reform is being overlooked in the deficit scramble

Dec 6th 2012, 7:00 AM 14 Views 11 Comments

There was broad consensus that our political system needed major change, writes David McCann – but that now seems largely forgotten.

Readers’ panel: How Budget 2013 has affected YOU
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Readers’ panel: How Budget 2013 has affected YOU

Dec 6th 2012, 6:01 AM 5,491 Views 10 Comments

How is the Budget going to affect readers? We asked a broad selection of them to find out.

Readers’ Panel: Single parent
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Readers’ Panel: Single parent

Dec 6th 2012, 6:00 AM 4,370 Views 13 Comments

Fenella Samways felt “truly horrified” by today’s Budget, feeling that those who can least afford to pay have been hit hardest once again.

Readers’ panel: Farmer
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Readers’ panel: Farmer

Dec 6th 2012, 6:00 AM 2,829 Views 4 Comments

Eric Driver is very disappointed in the loss of stamp duty relief for young farmers, calling it “short-sighted”.

Readers’ panel: Married with children
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Readers’ panel: Married with children

Dec 6th 2012, 6:00 AM 5,641 Views 7 Comments

Fintan Hynes thinks that the universal cut to the children’s allowance was unfair. He also thinks that the increase in car tax is going to make it a lot more difficult for couples who need to run two cars.

Readers’ Panel: Small business owner
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Readers’ Panel: Small business owner

Dec 6th 2012, 6:00 AM 2,763 Views 1 Comment

As a business owner, Gavin was happy that VAT remained unchanged and that there was no increase in the cost of fuel.

Readers’ panel: Single and working
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Readers’ panel: Single and working

Dec 6th 2012, 6:00 AM 5,311 Views 2 Comments

Don Donoghue feels that the cuts in this year’s Budget were disappointing but not entirely unexpected.

Readers’ Panel: Unemployed
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Readers’ Panel: Unemployed

Dec 6th 2012, 6:00 AM 3,155 Views 7 Comments

Jane, who’s unemployed and owns a house that’s in negative equity, is happy that the NPPR is to be axed but thinks that the blanket cut to the children’s allowance was a mistake.

Readers’ Panel: Cohabiter
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Readers’ Panel: Cohabiter

Dec 6th 2012, 6:00 AM 3,012 Views 0 Comments

Having bought a house this year, David Connolly estimates that today’s Budget has left him €523 worse off.

Readers’ Panel: Student
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Readers’ Panel: Student

Dec 6th 2012, 6:00 AM 2,164 Views 7 Comments

Andrew O’Connell had been expecting a greater cut to the Children’s Allowance. Overall, he believes today’s Budget could have been much worse.

Readers’ panel: Full-time carer
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Readers’ panel: Full-time carer

Dec 6th 2012, 6:00 AM 1,653 Views 5 Comments

Patricia Donlon is happy that carers haven’t been too badly hit but is disappointed at the cut to the respite care grant that she uses to “treat” her parents.

Readers’ panel: On disability allowance
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Readers’ panel: On disability allowance

Dec 6th 2012, 6:00 AM 1,105 Views 0 Comments

Elizabeth has not seen anything in the Budget that she believes will help her get the operation she needs or help her disabled son.

Readers’ panel: Pensioner
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Readers’ panel: Pensioner

Dec 6th 2012, 6:00 AM 1,975 Views 5 Comments

Pat Kelly was disappointed to hear that the respite grant had been cut but is happy that pensioners don’t seem to have been too badly effected.

BUDGET 2013: Here is what happened
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BUDGET 2013: Here is what happened

Dec 5th 2012, 10:50 PM 103,908 Views 115 Comments

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

The day Steve the Cat came to our office… in photos
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The day Steve the Cat came to our office… in photos

Dec 5th 2012, 10:00 PM 9,180 Views 21 Comments

Steve was in the DailyEdge.ie offices to offer some expert advice on Budget 2013.

PHOTOS, VIDEO: austerity protest outside Dáil
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PHOTOS, VIDEO: austerity protest outside Dáil

Dec 5th 2012, 8:50 PM 10,753 Views 81 Comments

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

Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments
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Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments

Dec 5th 2012, 7:33 PM 34,082 Views 90 Comments

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

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

Dec 5th 2012, 7:28 PM 6,804 Views 66 Comments

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

INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you need to know about Budget 2013
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INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you need to know about Budget 2013

Dec 5th 2012, 7:20 PM 15,011 Views 25 Comments

Want a simple run-down of everything that happened today? Check out this graph.

Respite care grant cut by over €300 in budget
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Respite care grant cut by over €300 in budget

Dec 5th 2012, 6:08 PM 11,012 Views 41 Comments

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

100 garda stations to close and 28 districts to amalgamate
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100 garda stations to close and 28 districts to amalgamate

Dec 5th 2012, 6:00 PM 15,332 Views 78 Comments

Apart from the closure of 98 part-time garda stations, two large stations in Stepaside and Kill O’ the Grange, Dublin will also close.

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