Budget 2022: How The Irish Times will be covering it

News, comment, analysis, live blog, videos, livestream, digests, podcasts and social media, plus your budget questions answered in our live Q&A

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe gives his Budget 2021 speech.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe gives his Budget 2021 speech.


Normal service will be resumed on Tuesday when Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe – followed by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath – gets up to present Budget 2022.

While last year’s budget was all about Covid-19, this year’s will see a return to the more mundane topics of tax cuts, rises and breaks and The Irish Times will bring you the latest news, analysis and comment.

Our live blog will be running from morning until the budget day is done. We’ll also keep you up to date across all our social media platforms.

If you have some catching up to do, visit our Budget 2022 site where you will find all you need to know about Budget 2022.

Here is how our Budget 2022 coverage will happen:

Tuesday morning:

Join The Irish Times budget team and our in-house experts for the budget live blog, which will bring you the build-up to the Ministers’ speeches, keep you in touch with the latest breaking news, the details of new measures, initial reaction, and the best of social media comment.

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During the live blog, our politics team will also provide instant analysis of the budget measures as they are announced.


Paschal Donohoe takes to his feet in the Dáil for his speech, to be followed by Michael McGrath. As well as the live blog, we will bring you a rolling summary of the main points and highlights as they emerge. We will also be live streaming the speeches on our Budget 2022 site as well.

After the speech:

Our budget calculator, in association with PwC, will let you work out what it means for your pocket. Plus, we will have quick analysis from our political, business and news teams, including columnists Cliff Taylor and Miriam Lord and all the details of what the changes will mean for you.

We will be emailing a special Business Today Budget 2022 digest, if you wish to receive it, sign up here.


Our Facebook Live and video broadcasts with contributions from Cliff Taylor, political editor Pat Leahy and Conor Pope will be streamed after the speech is over.


Business editor Ciarán Hancock will host a special edition of the Inside Business podcast, which will be available for download in the late afternoon.

Hugh Linehan and our politics team will discuss how Mr Donohoe performed, in a special Inside Politics podcast that will be available on Wednesday morning.

Ask the Experts Q&A:

Our online Q&A will be open from 1pm for your questions. Dominic Coyle from The Irish Times and Maireád Harbron from PwC will answer your questions online from 7am on Wednesday.


Throughout the day, we will have up-to-the-minute budget news alerts. Sign up for push notifications by downloading our free app from the Play Store or from iTunes. If you wish to receive email alerts from our Business desk, sign up here.

Special Budget 2022 supplement:

Published on Wednesday morning, The Irish Times's eight-page Budget 2022 supplement will spell out exactly what the budget means for you with reaction from individuals and businesses around the country plus top-class analysis and comment.

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