# budget-2014 - Today’s News
Rain or shine (and it’s mostly rain) there are some things we know will always happen in Ireland.
# budget-2014 - Wednesday 24 September, 2014
Figure for early debt repayment was €1.5b last week, but what’s €600m between friends?
# budget-2014 - Friday 15 August, 2014
Not the wine…please.
# budget-2014 - Tuesday 15 July, 2014
And it’s all about tax, say industry chiefs.
# budget-2014 - Wednesday 25 June, 2014
The Nevin Economic Research Institute says that with the economy recovering, less severe budget cuts are needed.
# budget-2014 - Sunday 15 June, 2014
The rise of Sinn Féin raises obvious questions about what they would do in government. We take a closer look at the party’s economic policies.
# budget-2014 - Tuesday 4 February, 2014
The Government’s inaction on pensions begs the question of whether it has a long-term strategy for pensions at all, writes Samantha McConnell.
# budget-2014 - Saturday 18 January, 2014
Tax credits for single parents are now only available to one parent regardless of custody arrangements.
# budget-2014 - Thursday 9 January, 2014
Cuts introduced since the beginning of the economic crisis have had a devastating effect on lone parent families, writes Louise Bayliss.
# budget-2014 - Saturday 4 January, 2014
The costs are associated with registration fees paid to the institutes of technology attended by those in SOLAS/FÁS programmes.
# budget-2014 - Wednesday 1 January, 2014
It is just one of the measures kicking in today – others include changes to VAT, DIRT and tax credits for single parents.
# budget-2014 - Saturday 28 December, 2013
Promissory note gone, abortion legislated for, the Seanad retained, and the bailout exited – here are few key moments from the past 12 months.
# budget-2014 - Thursday 12 December, 2013
A new look at budgets from 2009 to 2014 by the ESRI shows that the lowest impact of next year’s budget was on some middle income groups.
# budget-2014 - Monday 9 December, 2013
The junior health minister was reported in yesterday’s Sunday Business Post to have threatened to quit the government at a meeting over a fortnight ago.
# budget-2014 - Thursday 5 December, 2013
The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council is before the Oireachtas Finance Committee today.
# budget-2014 - Tuesday 3 December, 2013
KBC Bank said the most recent survey seems to reflect a “broad endorsement of domestic economic policy” even if there is a sense that it will hurt household finances.
# budget-2014 - Friday 22 November, 2013
A report published by the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council today has warned that the changes in Budget 2014 have removed our “margin of safety”.
# budget-2014 - Thursday 21 November, 2013
The Eurogroup President made the comments to a Greek newspaper ahead of the country’s draft budget announcement today.
# budget-2014 - Wednesday 13 November, 2013
The Minister for Health was speaking in the Dáil today where he defended the decision to lower medical card income limits.
# budget-2014 - Saturday 9 November, 2013
# budget-2014 - Friday 1 November, 2013
The Government estimated that the levy would raise a total of €150 million for the exchequer each year from all Irish domestic banks.
# budget-2014 - Wednesday 30 October, 2013
The HSE National Service Plan will now not be finalised until the middle of November at the latest.
# budget-2014 - Tuesday 29 October, 2013
Tesco has seen a decline the amount of money people are spending there, while Aldi and Lidl are going strong.
# budget-2014 - Sunday 27 October, 2013
Michael Noonan will be a happy man if these targets are hit…
# budget-2014 - Saturday 26 October, 2013
Fine Gael, on the other hand, have seen support climb by two points.
Parents and supporters gathered at Crumlin Children’s Hospital this afternoon to protest revoking of cards for some chronically-ill children.
# budget-2014 - Friday 25 October, 2013
The Social Welfare Bill passed its final stage in the Dáil today though Fianna Fáil’s Willie O’Dea said it’s not too late for the government to reverse this cut.
Maternity benefit will be standarised at €230 per week for new claimants from January.
A support service has called the One Parent Family tax credit “unjust, unfair and underhanded”.
Budget 2014 hit the most vulnerable elements of society – not the young, the sick, the old, or pregnant alone. We need to show intergenerational solidarity and stand together against this injustice, writes Peter Kavanagh.
# budget-2014 - Thursday 24 October, 2013
Measures announced by Michael Noonan in the Dáil last week will be legislated for next month.
Access to health services is key to leaving homelessness behind – which is why Budget 2014 is so damaging to the Government’s commitment to end long-term homelessness by 2016, writes Niamh Randall.
# budget-2014 - Tuesday 22 October, 2013
One worries that without the telephone allowance her emergency alarm will be cut off. Another wishes he had never moved back to Ireland.
The crowd at Leinster House was predominantly made up of elderly people who oppose cuts to medical cards for over 70s and other measures announced in last week’s Budget.
Meanwhile, the Tánaiste has said that the Budget cuts announced last week stand.
The Health Minister has the support of the Cabinet, two senior members insisted this morning.
The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament is hoping to recreate the success of 2008 protests that were held held five years ago today.