Follow Budget 2014 on irishtimes.com
Irish Times writers will provide news and analysis on what the budget means for you
Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin will unveil what is intended to be Ireland’s final austerity budget today. Photograph: Frank Miller /The Irish Times
Follow Budget 2014 as it happens on irishtimes.com.
Our indepth coverage starts with our budget liveblog. You can have your say as Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin announce from 2.30pm what is intended to be the last of seven austerity budgets.
- Noonan to announce range of harsh cuts in budget
- Morecambe and Wise of Irish politics are powerful figures in Government
- Free care for under-fives may be inequitable but will bolster future health of nation
- Minister to rely on bank levy and higher Dirt tax on savings to raise revenue
- Thousands of over-70s to lose full GP cards
You can watch Mr Noonan and Mr Howlin’s speeches from the Dáil from 2.30pm. A video of the speeches will be available shortly after the Ministers finish talking. In a video interview after Budget 2014 is delivered, Mr Howlin will also explain some of the Government’s key decisions.
Irish Times writers will provide immediate news and political and economic analysis and explain what the budget means for you.
Consumer Affairs Correspondent Conor Pope will give a detailed outline of where you can expect to feel the pinch.
We’ll also have experts on hand from PwC to discuss how the Budget affects tax and investment.
This evening you can use our tax calculator to work out how the changes introduced in Budget 2014 will affect your finances.
You can submit your questions on the measures introduced in Budget 2014 to our experts, who will be answering questions live tomorrow morning from 9.30am.