Finding Budget 2013 difficult to digest? On this page, we have the main points announced by Ministers Noonan and Howlin.
Wednesday 05 December, 2012 17:54:13Twenty thousand pensioners are to lose their full medical card and receive a GP visit card instead.
Wednesday 05 December, 2012 15:47:54Ireland is emerging from its economic crisis, Finance Minister Michael Noonan declared as Budget 13, the sixth austerity budget in a row, got underway.
Wednesday 05 December, 2012 15:28:31Minister Brendan Howlin has announced an end to the unvouched expenses system.
Wednesday 05 December, 2012 15:25:49There will be no cuts to weekly social welfare payments.
Wednesday 05 December, 2012 15:19:34An additional €1bn in cuts to the pay and pensions bill must be achieved, Minister Brendan Howlin said.
Wednesday 05 December, 2012 15:09:33There will be an increase across all catergories of motor tax and VRT.
Wednesday 05 December, 2012 15:04:46There will be an increase of 10c on a pint of beer or cider from midnight, a hike of 10c on a measure of spirits and a bottle of wine will be €1 extra.
Wednesday 05 December, 2012 14:57:01The property tax will be in effect from July 1 2013, Minister Noonan said.
Wednesday 05 December, 2012 14:53:45Minister Michael Noonan has abolished the weekly PRSI allowance for workers, increasing the minimum level of annual contribution from the self-employed from €253 to €500.
Wednesday 05 December, 2012 14:48:19Ireland's new estimate deficit will be 8.2% - well inside the 8.6% limit in the Troika agreement, Minister Noonan said.
Wednesday 05 December, 2012 14:40:27Minister Michael Noonan has confirmed the lower 9% VAT rate is to remain for 2013.