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# budget - Monday 6 December, 2021

'Pent-up demand' could see a record 1.75m passport applications to process next year
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# Passports

'Pent-up demand' could see a record 1.75m passport applications to process next year

Mon 3:48 PM 26,976 Views 10 Comments

The number of passports has never even reached 1 million in a year before.

# budget - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

'Both challenging and not ambitious enough': Why the carbon budgets are a huge deal for Ireland
# Explainer
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# Explainer

'Both challenging and not ambitious enough': Why the carbon budgets are a huge deal for Ireland

Oct 26th 2021, 4:41 PM 6,702 Views 14 Comments

Ireland’s first proposed carbon budgets were finalised yesterday.

# budget - Sunday 17 October, 2021

Explainer: What is the Fuel Allowance and who can qualify for it?
# Fuel Allowance
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# Fuel Allowance

Explainer: What is the Fuel Allowance and who can qualify for it?

Oct 17th 2021, 6:30 AM 33,533 Views 7 Comments

It was announced in the Budget this week that the Fuel Allowance would increase by €5 per week.

# budget - Friday 15 October, 2021

Fuel Allowance increase won't be paid out until November - but will be backdated
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# Heating

Fuel Allowance increase won't be paid out until November - but will be backdated

Oct 15th 2021, 2:02 PM 29,550 Views 9 Comments

It was confirmed on Tuesday that the allowance was increasing by €5 to €33 a week.

ESRI warns of 'real cuts' to low-income families and retired couples if prices keep rising
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# ESRI

ESRI warns of 'real cuts' to low-income families and retired couples if prices keep rising

Oct 15th 2021, 8:17 AM 12,757 Views 20 Comments

The research into Tuesday’s budget was published by the Economic and Social Research Institute.

# budget - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Hospitality groups express disappointment at ending of reduced VAT rate next August
# Budget 2022
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# Budget 2022

Hospitality groups express disappointment at ending of reduced VAT rate next August

Oct 12th 2021, 6:50 PM 10,248 Views 15 Comments

Finance minister Paschal Donohoe confirmed that the 9% rate will finish – as planned – at the end of August 2022.

Budget 2022: What measures were announced today to support parents of young children?
# Budget 2022
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# Budget 2022

Budget 2022: What measures were announced today to support parents of young children?

Updated Oct 12th 2021, 5:18 PM 27,059 Views 10 Comments

A number of changes to benefit parents and children with childcare were announced today.

350 new primary school teachers and over 1,000 new SNAs announced in Budget
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# Education

350 new primary school teachers and over 1,000 new SNAs announced in Budget

Oct 12th 2021, 3:14 PM 10,287 Views 6 Comments

Primary school class sizes are set to be reduced.

# budget - Saturday 2 October, 2021

Budget 2022: What can we expect - and what are the non-runners?
# What We Know
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# What We Know

Budget 2022: What can we expect - and what are the non-runners?

Oct 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 48,763 Views 27 Comments

The budget will take place on 12 October.

# budget - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Government urged to invest portion of sugar and betting tax in physical activity
# Budget
# Budget

Government urged to invest portion of sugar and betting tax in physical activity

Updated Sep 29th 2021, 5:21 PM 14,209 Views 10 Comments

The Federation of Irish Sport also has three other key ‘asks’ in its pre-budget submission.

# budget - Saturday 25 September, 2021

Poll: Should the Government increase the minimum wage in the budget?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Should the Government increase the minimum wage in the budget?

Sep 25th 2021, 9:49 AM 52,276 Views 103 Comments

Leo Varadkar has hinted that the minimum wage must match inflation.

# budget - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Government's 'risky' budget strategy could put debt on 'unsustainable path', watchdog warns
# Fiscal Advisory Council
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# Fiscal Advisory Council

Government's 'risky' budget strategy could put debt on 'unsustainable path', watchdog warns

Sep 15th 2021, 9:58 AM 12,626 Views 23 Comments

The Fiscal Advisory Council said there are “clear needs” to tackle housing, health and climate shortfalls.

# budget - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Health minister hopeful of Budget boost for Irish cancer services
# Cancer
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# Cancer

Health minister hopeful of Budget boost for Irish cancer services

Sep 4th 2021, 2:16 PM 7,777 Views 32 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said he expected the health service to see an increase in the number of patients presenting with cancer in the coming months.

# budget - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid
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# PUP

Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid

Updated Jun 1st 2021, 2:15 PM 30,993 Views 85 Comments
  • The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be phased out as part of the Covid-19 stimulus plan
  • The Covid wage subsidy scheme will be extended until the end of the year
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the pandemic caused "the most rapid and dramatic recession recorded outside of the world wars"
From PUP changes to how to spend the EU billion - here's what's in the government's Covid stimulus plan
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# National Economic Plan

From PUP changes to how to spend the EU billion - here's what's in the government's Covid stimulus plan

Jun 1st 2021, 1:23 PM 36,392 Views 27 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the plan will prompt our economy “to take off like a rocket in the months ahead”.

# budget - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Details of €50 million pandemic funding for live performance sector announced
# Covid Impact
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# Covid Impact

Details of €50 million pandemic funding for live performance sector announced

Mar 9th 2021, 3:09 PM 9,088 Views 15 Comments

The fund was originally announced in the budget last October.

# budget - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Fiscal watchdog criticises 'surprisingly large' public spending by government unrelated to Covid-19
# Warning
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# Warning

Fiscal watchdog criticises 'surprisingly large' public spending by government unrelated to Covid-19

Dec 1st 2020, 10:56 AM 17,508 Views 29 Comments

The IFAC warned that new levels of spending will remain after the pandemic.

# budget - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Children’s Hospital contractor sought extra claims totalling 'in excess of €200 million', TDs told
# Bam
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# Bam

Children’s Hospital contractor sought extra claims totalling 'in excess of €200 million', TDs told

Updated Nov 18th 2020, 2:00 PM 61,529 Views 93 Comments

The completion date for the project is also being pushed back further.

# budget - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Stay and Spend Scheme 'here to stay', say ministers
# Budget 2021
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# Budget 2021

Stay and Spend Scheme 'here to stay', say ministers

Oct 14th 2020, 6:45 AM 21,097 Views 22 Comments

Sinn Féin has called for vouchers to be given to people to spend in restaurants.

Billions set aside to deal with Covid-19 fallout next year
# COME WHAT MAY
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# COME WHAT MAY

Billions set aside to deal with Covid-19 fallout next year

Oct 14th 2020, 6:30 AM 8,321 Views 6 Comments

Contingency money and a recovery fund of over €5bn has been put aside for next year.

# budget - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

How the 2021 Budget will impact social welfare payments
# Budget 2021
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# Budget 2021

How the 2021 Budget will impact social welfare payments

Oct 13th 2020, 7:49 PM 45,250 Views 35 Comments

The government released its €17.75 billion Budget package earlier today.

Budget 2021: Here are the main points you need to know
# Main Points
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# Main Points

Budget 2021: Here are the main points you need to know

Oct 13th 2020, 5:00 PM 132,408 Views 114 Comments

The government has revealed the biggest budget in the history of the State. How does it affect you?

Supports in Budget will bring 'some degree of confidence' to publicans, Vintners Federation says
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# Pubs

Supports in Budget will bring 'some degree of confidence' to publicans, Vintners Federation says

Oct 13th 2020, 4:30 PM 16,708 Views 5 Comments

Paschal Donohoe announced the various reliefs for the hospitality sector today.

Arts sector: €50m support for live events announced in Budget 2021
# Arts
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# Arts

Arts sector: €50m support for live events announced in Budget 2021

Oct 13th 2020, 3:51 PM 13,038 Views 11 Comments

Michael McGrath said Covid has had a “devastating impact” on arts, cultural and sporting activities.

'We must grasp the nettle': The health service is getting an unprecedented €4bn boost
# Budget 2021
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# Budget 2021

'We must grasp the nettle': The health service is getting an unprecedented €4bn boost

Oct 13th 2020, 2:36 PM 11,356 Views 15 Comments

The funding allows for hundreds of new beds.

Poll: Are you worried about the Budget?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Are you worried about the Budget?

Oct 13th 2020, 9:31 AM 28,590 Views 59 Comments

No income tax increases or cuts are expected, but tweaks to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) are on the cards.

# budget - Friday 9 October, 2020

Plans to 'reverse PUP cuts and double investment in housing': Sinn Féin launches alternative Budget
# Budget 2021
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# Budget 2021

Plans to 'reverse PUP cuts and double investment in housing': Sinn Féin launches alternative Budget

Oct 9th 2020, 3:27 PM 21,632 Views 112 Comments

Sinn Féin said it would aim to spend €18.28 billion in total, €6.28 billion more than the government’s target.

# budget - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Threshold calls for €20 million rent arrears fund to be included in upcoming Budget
# Renting
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# Renting

Threshold calls for €20 million rent arrears fund to be included in upcoming Budget

Sep 24th 2020, 8:20 AM 16,855 Views 62 Comments

The charity is calling for the funding to help tenants facing a rent crisis as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# budget - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Taoiseach: Changes allowing people to do some work without losing PUP could form part of Budget
# Interview
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# Interview

Taoiseach: Changes allowing people to do some work without losing PUP could form part of Budget

Sep 22nd 2020, 12:01 AM 55,760 Views 35 Comments

Micheál Martin spoke to TheJournal.ie about the Dublin restrictions, the Budget and his backstage run-in with Mike Murphy in RTÉ.

# budget - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Budget will be based on the assumption of no deal Brexit, say ministers
# OCTOBER'S BUDGET
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# OCTOBER'S BUDGET

Budget will be based on the assumption of no deal Brexit, say ministers

Sep 16th 2020, 5:25 PM 20,602 Views 40 Comments

Budget 2021 will be no windfall but will target those sectors impacted the most.

# budget - Thursday 27 August, 2020

'I know how to take responsibility, in fact I've done it before': It's 25 years since Phil Hogan last resigned
# From The Archives
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# From The Archives

'I know how to take responsibility, in fact I've done it before': It's 25 years since Phil Hogan last resigned

Aug 27th 2020, 6:00 PM 51,066 Views 38 Comments

Cast your minds back to 1995.

# budget - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Diplomat rents, the rising dollar and a Brexit-inspired passport boom behind DFA request for extra €50 million
# Foreign Affairs
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# Foreign Affairs

Diplomat rents, the rising dollar and a Brexit-inspired passport boom behind DFA request for extra €50 million

Jan 18th 2020, 8:00 AM 14,736 Views 11 Comments

The Department also looked for €2 million to bolster Ireland’s bid to become a member of the UN Security Council.

# budget - Friday 3 January, 2020

Ireland's corporation tax take expected to rise again this year, but Donohoe admits it can't be relied upon in future
# Surplus
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# Surplus

Ireland's corporation tax take expected to rise again this year, but Donohoe admits it can't be relied upon in future

Updated Jan 3rd 2020, 5:29 PM 19,887 Views 48 Comments

Donohoe said this morning that the Exchequer ran a €1.5 billion surplus last year.

# budget - Monday 25 November, 2019

Dublin councillors vote to pass annual budget amid finance row
# Dublin City Council
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# Dublin City Council

Dublin councillors vote to pass annual budget amid finance row

Updated Nov 25th 2019, 8:55 PM 10,966 Views 15 Comments

Rates for businesses will increase under the new budget.

# budget - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Explainer: Why a row over the annual budget could see Dublin councillors replaced by a 'city commissioner'
# Under Pressure
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# Under Pressure

Explainer: Why a row over the annual budget could see Dublin councillors replaced by a 'city commissioner'

Nov 24th 2019, 12:05 AM 11,924 Views 24 Comments

Dublin Councillors deferred a Budget vote on Monday to allow for further discussion with the Government.

# budget - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

'They've been ignored by this government': Budget disappointment prompts carers to protest outside Dáil
# Home Care Crisis
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# Home Care Crisis

'They've been ignored by this government': Budget disappointment prompts carers to protest outside Dáil

Oct 16th 2019, 6:05 AM 8,705 Views 16 Comments

Carers say the government has “given it with one hand and taken it back with the other” with its latest budget.

# budget - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Revealed: Data Protection Commission's pleas for more staff and 'fit-for-purpose' office
# Stretched
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# Stretched

Revealed: Data Protection Commission's pleas for more staff and 'fit-for-purpose' office

Oct 12th 2019, 11:00 PM 19,082 Views 28 Comments

The watchdog’s pre-budget submission has been released following a Freedom of Information request.

# budget - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

'You really don't give a f**k': TD Joan Collins curses in Dáil as she attacks Government over Budget
# Unparliamentary Language
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# Unparliamentary Language

'You really don't give a f**k': TD Joan Collins curses in Dáil as she attacks Government over Budget

Oct 9th 2019, 3:53 PM 52,468 Views 93 Comments

Collins colourful language was quickly criticised by Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.

# budget - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents
# Budget 2020
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# Budget 2020

Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents

Oct 8th 2019, 3:49 PM 18,869 Views 28 Comments

Fianna Fáil said the government’s response to the housing crisis has been “completely ineffective”.

Carbon tax: Petrol and diesel prices to rise from midnight, home heating to rise next May
# Budget2020
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# Budget2020

Carbon tax: Petrol and diesel prices to rise from midnight, home heating to rise next May

Oct 8th 2019, 2:50 PM 79,446 Views 119 Comments

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has announced an increase in the carbon tax of €6 per tonne.

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