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# The Budget

Last year
2022
THE MORNING LEAD
Boiling down the Budget: Here are all the major changes in one place
A report by
Lauren Boland
It’s time to take stock of what the Budget brought, what it means for people, and how the country responded.
Now that we're a few days past the announcement, it's time to take stock of what the Budget brought, what it means for people, and how the country responded.
Here's where you can find everything you need to know about Budget 2023 on The Journal.
Varadkar 'does not envisage' mini-budget as Taoiseach but can't rule out further intervention
Explained: How can I get the most out of Budget 2023?
THE MORNING LEAD
Reader Q&A: From rents to tax to pensions, your questions about the Budget answered
A report by
Lauren Boland
We found the answers to your Budget questions, from the renters’ tax credit and fuel allowance to childcare and electric vehicles.
The Journal asked readers to submit their questions about Budget 2023 and received dozens of queries since Tuesday evening
We found the answers to your Budget questions, from the renters' tax credit and fuel allowance to childcare and electric vehicles.
'Energy payments help, but how much will our bills go up?': Your response to Budget 2023
Budget 2023: What measures have already kicked in?
# budget changes
These are the changes from Budget 2022 that kick in today
Many changes from Budget 2022 come into effect this month.
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# The Budget
'Over 25s have sex': Criticism of decision to limit free contraception scheme to young women
The roll out of free contraception to women aged between 17 and 25 was announced today.
AS IT HAPPENED
Budget 2022 revealed as govt pledges to 'restore, repair and recover'
The government announced its spending plan for 2022.
# Looking forwad
Which Budget changes kick in from tomorrow?
Many changes for Budget 2021 kick in next month.
# in your pocket
Budget 2021: What measures kick in today?
A number of changes have already kicked in since yesterday’s announcement.
# Budget 2021
Third-level students: €50 million fund created to help students switch to online learning
SUSI grant to be increased for post-graduate students.
# Budget Day
Incomings and outgoings: Here is a very (very) basic guide to the State's finances
How has Covid hit the State coffers so far?
# Budget 2021
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil (and the Greens) finalise their first Budget as coalition partners
The Budget will be delivered by ministers Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath.
# The Budget
Which Budget changes kick in today?
Many of the changes for Budget 2020 kick in today, and here’s how it will affect you.
AS IT HAPPENED
Paschal Donohoe unveils 'absolutely no surprises' Budget 2020
In the face of a potential no-deal Brexit, the minister has said the budget will be “safe” and “cautious”.
# The Budget
Budget 2019: Here are the main points you need to know
How will today’s announcements affect you?
# Your Say
Poll: Do you agree with plans to increase the VAT rate for hotels and restaurants by 50%?
Industry figures say it could lead to job losses in the sector.
# The Budget
Budget 2017: New measures to tackle tax evasion, in direct response to Panama Papers
Michael Noonan also announced 50 new jobs at the Revenue Commissioners.
# Analysis
Who is Ireland's 'squeezed middle' and why is Budget 2017 all about pleasing them?
Budget 2017 will be announced on Tuesday.
# Two weeks out
More details of Budget emerge as Noonan briefs ministers
Meanwhile, opposition TDs have slammed reports that a tax break for returning emigrants is being considered.
# Talking tax
Can we really just abolish the USC?
If re-elected Micheal Noonan has committed the government to phasing out USC as resources allow. Can it be done?
# The Budget
The Morning After: Here's what the papers made of Budget 2016
‘The Coppers Couple’ will do well out of this year’s package, according to the Times.
# middle earners
What the Budget means to someone earning around €30,000
How does this change things for you?
# budget 2016
An awful lot of you want USC abolished altogether
No surprises there, but how many say we should keep it?
# all tied up
Micheál Martin doesn't like that Noonan and Howlin tweeted about their ties yesterday...
… and didn’t listen to opposition speakers’ response to the Budget announcement
# The Budget
15 of the best Twitter reactions to today's Budget
No increase on wine, woo!
# The Final Countdown
With 24 hours to go, here's what we know about the Budget so far...
The leaks are flowing now…
# Dáil talk
State of the Nation: Is the government listening to the public's anger over water charges?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# budget 2015
Here are three Budget ideas that can solve a social problem, spur the economy, and save money
Dr Daragh McGreal has been crunching numbers and formulating policies for months. Here are a few of them…
# decisions decisions
The government says they'll cut our taxes in the Budget, but how are they going to do it?
We don’t know anything definitive yet, but plenty of hints have been dropped about easing the tax burden on Middle Ireland.
# budget 2015
The Socialists think they could raise €3.3 billion by taxing millionaires
The Socialist Party, or the Anti-Austerity Alliance as they’re calling themselves, launched their budget proposals today.
# Shinnernomics
Sinn Féin wants to abolish water charges, property tax and JobBridge
The party has announced its pre-Budget proposals this morning.
# budget 2015
Here are 7 things we know about the Budget so far
With just over a week to go, we’re getting excited.
# budget 2015
'I wouldn’t dare do such a thing': After Enda's scolding, Leo isn't talking about the Budget this week
The Health Minister was remaining tight-lipped about the Budget this morning.
# Budget battle
With 48 days to Budget 2015 Fine Gael and Labour are already drawing their battle lines
Fine Gael is talking tax cuts while Labour is all about wage increases.
# Get your calculators out
Have your say: TDs and Senators want to know what you want in Budget 2015
The Oireachtas Finance Committee is inviting written submission on Budget 2015.
# Universal Social Charge
Noonan: Fianna Fáil like people who plant a time-bomb and want others to change the timing
The Finance Minister has sought to downplay suggestions that thousands of taxpayers face a hike in USC next year.
# The countdown begins
The next Budget will be in 152 days
The Budget is the Budget,” Michael Noonan confirmed in that unique way of his today.
# Budget 2014
Howlin: 'I wish this government hadn't come in when our economy was broken'
Meanwhile, the Tánaiste has said that the Budget cuts announced last week stand.
# Budget 2014
Cigarettes and lots of debt: 7 things in Budget 2014 that you may have missed
We’ve read the Budget documents so you don’t have to…
# Budget 2014
Reform Alliance critical of Budget measures but not united in opposing it
The alliance of Fine Gael rebels will not be taking a collective stance on the Budget but have already sharply criticised some measures being introduced by the government.
# Budget 2014
Analysis: Pre-Budget leaks made for anti-climactic affair inside and outside Leinster House
By the time Noonan and Howlin got on their feet we already knew about the worst of Budget 2014.
# Talking tax
'We don’t want to incur any reputational damage': Noonan on 'stateless' companies crackdown
And on our beloved corporation tax, the Minister said: “That’s our business, it can’t be imposed on us, and we’re gonna keep it at 12.5 per cent.”