Budget 2015

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The Government says  653,000 households will benefit from the €100 water subsidy.

Thousands of the State’s poorest households are set to get no relief on their water charges from the measures announced in the Budget.Households heade(...)

About 80,000 low-paid workers will no longer pay the Universal Social Charge (USC), after Michael Noonan raised the entry point for the tax by €2,000 to just over €12,000.

Part-time workers and others on low incomes were the big winners from the Government’s changes to the Universal Social Charge (USC) system, with highl(...)

Budget 2015 is the first budget since 2009 in which no cuts to social welfare had been introduced, Brendan Howlin said.

All recipients of core social welfare payments will get a 25 per cent Christmas bonus this year, Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has attempted to ease the burden on the “squeezed middle” of taxpayers by confirming a reduction in the top rate of income tax from 41 per cent to 40 per cent. File photograph:  Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has attempted to ease the burden on the “squeezed middle” of taxpayers by confirming a reduction in the top rate o(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The Budget allocation for health is to increase for the first time in seven years, with a €305 million rise in Exchequer support next year.Minister fo(...)

The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, announced today that from January, he will abolish the 80 per cent windfall rate, and profits from such deals will now be taxed at the standard capital gains charge of 33 per cent. File Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government plans to drop the windfall tax on profits from the sale of rezoned land under measures announced in Budget 2015. Currently, gains on la(...)

Screengrab of Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin presenting his Budget 2015 speech in the Dáil today.

Today we are announcing this Government’s fourth Budget.It is a significant day, and it marks the end of an era of budgetary austerity.This time last (...)

A 40 cent increase on the price of 20 cigarettes will bring the cost of most packs to over €10. File photograph: Bloomberg

When it comes to raising money in the Budget, the Old Reliables don’t appear to be so reliable any more after the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan (...)

Minister for Finance Noonan noted that farming was our largest indigenous industry with an annual turnover of about €26 billion and 170,000 employees.

A number of tax measures to support farming have been announced by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan in the Budget. This follows a review of agri-ta(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan shortly before his Budget 2015 speech, at Government Buildings in Dublin, today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A Cheann Comhairle,When the Government took office in March 2011 we set out a plan to regain control of Ireland’s fiscal and economic policies, to gro(...)

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