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Budget 2023

Rosheen Callender 04/10/2022

Budget 2023 was wide-ranging and seemed to be very well-thought-out. It gave almost-immediate help, in the form of lump sums, to those who’ll be most in need over the next few months. But whether the careful tax, welfare and other improvements in 2023 will suffice in the uncertain circumstances of next year remains to be seen. The various lump …



Choices Around Cutting Child Benefit

Nat O'Connor 02/10/2012

Nat O'Connor: Despite the helpful reminder from Joseph Stiglitz that "Austerity has almost never worked", the Government has decided to cut further …

Child Benefit and our values

Tom McDonnell 02/12/2011

Tom McDonnell: As Peadar Kirby said in the blog earlier today: "Budgets should be seen as opportunities to debate national choices for expenditure …

Between the rocks

Slí Eile 19/07/2010

Slí Eile: Here we go again. Softening-up time. The summer schools, the rain, the Dáil holidays and…. exclusive inside news stories on what the …

Child Benefit and teddy bears' picnics

16/10/2009

"As we are all frog-marched down to the Finance Minister’s picnic, let’s see what effect cutting Child Benefit will have. For all the indications …

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