Budget 2020

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Barry Cowen: he says the revised deal negotiated by  Boris Johnson paves the way for a much harder Brexit than envisaged by his predecessor Theresa May

Money set aside to deal with the consequences of a no-deal Brexit should be used to help businesses even if the UK leaves the EU with an agreement as (...)

It was expected that the €500,000 ceiling on the property price would be lowered to between €250,000 and €350,000. File photograph: Getty

While commercial property investors got whacked in last week’s budget, the construction industry successfully lobbied for the Help to Buy scheme for r(...)

Your car tax will stay the same – at least until next year’s budget. Photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

I have a VW golf 2010 Irish car diesel. Will my car tax stay the same? Ms P.D., Wexford There were several items in Minister for Finance Paschal Don(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s approval rating is up 15 points to 51% according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The jump in satisfaction with the performance of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his Government revealed in the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll may well(...)

In Budget 2020, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe increased the amount that a person or couple can earn while still being eligible for a full medical card

Are the restoration of medical cards subject to means testing in the case of an 85-year-old, and what are the rules relating to this? Mr P.M., Dublin(...)

Leo Varadkar at U2’s Croke Park concert in 2017: artists and performers still haven’t found what they’re looking for from the Government. Photograph: Eric Luke

The rule of 72 is a method used in finance to roughly calculate the annual percentage increase needed to double a sum of money within a set time. It t(...)

Reasons to celebrate?: Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan launches this year’s Culture Night; the Arts Council is taking on responsibility for the event. Photograph: Tom Honan

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan is adamant that the Arts Council received an extra €5 million in Budget 2020 this week, despite claims that, as €(...)

  Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe:  almost every lobby group and NGO in the country  called for  spending  increases in Budget 2020. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

The one silver lining from Brexit is that it gave Paschal Donohoe the opportunity to bring in a sensible budget. It provided the Minister for Finance (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe’s cautious budget was entirely appropriate given the huge uncertainty facing the country over Brexit. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/Bloomberg

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe’s cautious budget was entirely appropriate given the huge uncertainty facing the country over Brexit. For that ve(...)

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport defended the €9m budget allocation for cycling infrastructure. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Spending on eight new 55-metre Luas carriages and 41 new intercity rail cars has been included in the €2.7 billion budget allocation for the Departmen(...)

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