Budget 2015

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 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan leaving the RTÉ radio centre, after answering listener’s questions on the Today with Sean O’Rourke programme, today. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said the increase in the price of cigarettes was the only tax increase in the Budget. The cost of a packet of (...)

An additional 3,000 households will be housed by local authorities through the leasing of houses in 2015, Brendan Howlin said.  However, this is also unlikely to make much of a dent in the city’s housing waiting list. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Housing measures announced by Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin in their budget speeches yesterday will have the greatest impact in the capital, where(...)

Matt and Kay Hayes from Baldoyle, Dublin watch Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  TD during the announcment of Budget 2015 at Government Buildings.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Coalition’s fourth budget is a clear sign that the corner has been turned in the economic cycle but the question in the political world is whet(...)

Many farmers find it hard to get their hands on land.

The 12 new agri-taxation measures announced in yesterday’s budget have one thing in common – they are all designed to get land moving out of the hands(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  and cabinet colleague Brendan Howlin TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform at Government Buildings for the traditional Budget photocall.

With one bound the Government is free. Or so it appears. In the most extraordinary turnaround we have seen in the run up to any budget, expectations o(...)

Dundrum Shopping Centre. The budget comes as the Coalition angles for re-election within 18 months. Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin sought to deliver a little something for a lot of people yesterday, but no one will feel wealthy after their fourth (...)

Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin during the budget photocall yesterday at Government Buildings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is planning another round of tax cuts and benefit increases in 12 months’ time, following the €1 billion budget giveaway unveiled yeste(...)

A man sits on barriers erected to keep demonstrators away from Leinster House during the announcement of the 2015 Budget

The Government slicked on the gloss yesterday and got down to some long, slow and serious general election seduction.The Austerity Twins have left the(...)

For the first time in seven years the Government’s budget has reversed the familiar formula of cutting spending and raising taxes to achieve fiscal co(...)

‘It’s clear from recent election results and other signals of public dissatisfaction that the political cost of continuing to hike taxes and cut spending would have been enormous.’ Above, Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, arriving at the Department of Finance, ahead of the announcement of Budget 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The measures announced in Budget 2015 were shaped in large part by two considerations. First, the strong recovery in the Irish economy has given the G(...)

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