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#Budget2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Here’s how the Budget could have been fairer Opinion

Column: Here’s how the Budget could have been fairer

It was an exercise in macho posturing, writes Mary Murphy – but there are ways for the Government to boost our confidence in them.

From TheJournal.ie Prospect of October Budget welcomed amid calls for more open process Budget 2014

Prospect of October Budget welcomed amid calls for more open process

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.

Here is the week's news... skewed

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opposition parties hit back at criticism of their alternative budgets Alternative Budgets

Opposition parties hit back at criticism of their alternative budgets

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.

From TheJournal.ie Names of 100 garda stations to close next year Cutbacks

Names of 100 garda stations to close next year

Minister Shatter said that a garda sitting at a desk in a small garda station for three hours a day is not the best way to tackle crime.

From TheJournal.ie Column: This Budget isn't just bad - it's at odds with Government policies Opinion

Column: This Budget isn't just bad - it's at odds with Government policies

The cuts contained in this Budget fly in the face of Government statements on growth and protection. They’re difficult to justify, writes Michael Taft.

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

… and some people who didn’t understand the fuss

From TheJournal.ie Buried news: what happened yesterday (other than Budget 2013)? Bad News Day

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Readers’ panel: How Budget 2013 has affected YOU Budget 2013

Readers’ panel: How Budget 2013 has affected YOU

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

From TheJournal.ie Readers’ Panel: Single parent Readers Panel

Readers’ Panel: Single parent

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

From TheJournal.ie Readers’ panel: Farmer Readers Panel

Readers’ panel: Farmer

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

From TheJournal.ie Readers’ panel: Married with children Readers Panel

Readers’ panel: Married with children

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.

From TheJournal.ie Readers’ Panel: Small business owner Readers Panel

Readers’ Panel: Small business owner

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

From TheJournal.ie Readers’ panel: Single and working Readers Panel

Readers’ panel: Single and working

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

From TheJournal.ie Readers’ Panel: Unemployed Readers Panel

Readers’ Panel: Unemployed

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.

From TheJournal.ie Readers’ Panel: Cohabiter Readers Panel

Readers’ Panel: Cohabiter

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

From TheJournal.ie Readers’ Panel: Student Readers Panel

Readers’ Panel: Student

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.

From TheJournal.ie Readers’ panel: Full-time carer Readers Panel

Readers’ panel: Full-time carer

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.

From TheJournal.ie Readers’ panel: On disability allowance Readers Panel

Readers’ panel: On disability allowance

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

From TheJournal.ie Readers’ panel: Pensioner Readers Panel

Readers’ panel: Pensioner

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.

From TheJournal.ie BUDGET 2013: Here is what happened Budget 2013 This post contains videos

BUDGET 2013: Here is what happened

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 Steve The Cat This post contains images

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments Social Welfare

Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments

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

From TheJournal.ie Respite care grant cut by over €300 in budget Budget 2013

Respite care grant cut by over €300 in budget

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

From TheJournal.ie 100 garda stations to close and 28 districts to amalgamate Gardaí

100 garda stations to close and 28 districts to amalgamate

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

From TheJournal.ie Finance Minister announces changes to pensions Pensions

Finance Minister announces changes to pensions

The reduced USC rate for some of those aged over 70 is to be discontinued, while tax relief on pension contributions will soon only subsidise pension schemes under €60k per annum.

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 Noonan: Charitable donations to be subject to 'simplified' tax relief regime Philanthropy

Noonan: Charitable donations to be subject to 'simplified' tax relief regime

Donations made from the 2013 tax year will be subject to a new tax relief regime, with a “blended rate” of 31 per cent.

Steve the Cat has just heard about the €1 wine increase...

… and he needs a lie down.

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.

7 things to take your mind off Budget 2013

The Budget is the anti-craic, so here are some little gems to cheer up your afternoon.

PHOTOS: Steve the Cat’s pre-budget meeting Milking It This post contains images

PHOTOS: Steve the Cat’s pre-budget meeting

Economic analyst Mr Steve TheCat joins DailyEdge.ie for Budget 2013.

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.

Meet our very special Budget 2013 analyst

Introducing the numbers man, Mr Steve TheCat.

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 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 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 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.

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