Budget 2015: Coverage on irishtimes.com

Live blog starts at noon with in-depth analysis and political reaction throughout the day

What does Budget 2015 have in store? Follow all the action as it unfolds on irishtimes.com. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

What does Budget 2015 have in store? Follow all the action as it unfolds on irishtimes.com. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

 

Follow Budget 2015 on irishtimes.com where our journalists will be bringing you the latest news and analysis throughout the day. Follow Budget 2015 on irishtimes.com today. Here’s how today will play out:

For full build-up coverage go to our Budget 2015 site. Here, Conor Pope's video tells you the five things you need to know about Budget 2015.
 

Noon:  Join Eoin Burke-Kennedy for the Budget live blog, keeping you up to speed on latest developments, the Budget itself, initial reaction and the best of social media comment.

2.30pm: Minister for Finance Michael Noonan takes to his feet. As well as the live blog, we bring you a rolling summary of the main points and highlights once he is finished.

This afternoon: Our Budget calculator - in association with PWC - will tell you what it means for your pocket.

This afternoon: We will have video interviews with both Mr Noonan and the Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin. Arthur Beesley will present initial analysis on video while Harry McGee and Mary Minihan will offer views from our politics team.

This afternoon: Our online Q&A will be open from mid-afternoon for you to submit your questions. 

Tomorrow:  A panel of Irish Times writers and PWC experts will answer them online on Wednesday morning.

Tomorrow: In Wednesday’s paper we will report in depth on what the Budget means for one Irish town that has felt the pinch more than most, Thurles, Co Tipperary. We will also explore in detail what it means for eight typical Irish families.

 

Our writers will be bringing their expertise to bear on the Budget as it unfolds:

  • Arthur Beesley and Cliff Taylor will look at the economic impact of the Budget and the pressure to reform the corporate regime.
  • Stephen Collins will look at the ramifications of what has become a politically fraught budget.
  • Paul Cullen will report on how Leo Varadkar fares in his first budget as Minister for Health.
  • Martin Wall will look at the three year spending review being published as part of the Budget and identifying what is in Mr Howlin’s sights.
  • Joe Humphreys will report on Education where more jobs are promised.
  • Kitty Holland will cover Social Protection; the Tánaiste’s patch.
  • Ciarán Hancock will take a look at the promised social housing measures.