Budget 2015

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Some 653,000 households will get the water support payment.

The exclusion of thousands of low-income households from both a new water support payment and a new water tax credit, is “wrong” and “very concerning(...)

Simon Coveney: hopes farmers will “de-risk their farmyards”. Photograph: Collins Photos.

The Government is to provide €12 million for a farm-safety scheme as part of efforts to reduce the number of accidents.Some 23 people, including five (...)

Minister for  Defence Simon Coveney  said the overall defence budget of €897 million and the budgetary process were about “stopping the cuts and maintaining expenditure into next year”. Photograph: Collins

A draft White Paper setting out defence policy for the next decade is expected before the end of the year, Minister for Defence Simon Coveney told the(...)

The budget two days ago brought an end to years of relentless fiscal retrenchment, with modest income tax cuts and a small rise in expenditure. But as(...)

An explanatory note with the budget said some of the extra cash would be drawn from the proceeds of the Bord Gáis Energy sale.

The Government made a late decision over the weekend to tap ESB and Ervia, the State-owned former Bord Gáis Networks, for an extra €250 million to he(...)

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy:  “I’ve no doubt wage pressures are coming”. Photograph: Eric Luke

The head of employers’ group Ibec and the country’s biggest trade union have said they expect significant wage pressure to emerge next year, particula(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  giving a joint Budget 2015 press conference: a return to growth has given them room to manoeuvre. Photograph: Alan Betson

After seven lean budgets, a return to growth has allowed room to manoeuvre. Key elements contributing to this include a rise in employment, a fall in(...)

‘An increase in €10 million has been allocated directly to provide accommodation and services to homeless people. Again, an increase in funding is always welcome and comes as a surprise, but given the scale of the problem, with over five new people becoming homeless every day in the Dublin area alone, it will not be sufficient to give everyone a bed for the night.’ Above, demonstrators outside Leinster House,  as Minister for Finance Michael Noonan delivered   Budget 2015. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The biggest social problem that Ireland – and Dublin in particular – faces today is the housing shortage and the visible tip of that problem, namely h(...)

Social Justice Ireland director Seán Healy and analyst Michelle Murphy at the publication of the organisation’s post-budget analysis. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The distribution of positive measures in the budget was dramatically skewed in favour of the better off and has widened the rich-poor gap in the State(...)

 Anyone who earns €70,000 or more (or who merely aspires one day to earn that much) is on their own. Photo: Bloomberg
Plucking the SME goose

Some of the clearest messages of the budget were, amongst other things, deeply cynical. Anyone who earns €70,000 or more (or who merely aspires one da(...)

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