The 2013 Irish budget was the Irish Government budget for the 2013 fiscal year, presented to Dáil Éireann on 5 December 2012.[1] It was the second budget of the 29th Government of Ireland.[2]

2013 (2013) Irish budget
Presented5 December 2012
Parliament31st Dáil
Government29th Government of Ireland
Party
Minister for FinanceMichael Noonan (FG)
Minister for Public Expenditure and ReformBrendan Howlin (Lab)
WebsiteBudget 2013
‹ 2012
2014

The budget saw the introduction of the local property tax at rates of 0.18% per annum and 0.25% per annum.[3][4] Child benefit will be cut by €10 a month with €61m cuts in other household benefits. College fees will also rise in the next year by €250 a student while motor tax will also increase. A packet of 20 cigarettes increases by 10-cent while excise duty on a pint or beer or cider will increase by 10-cent, on a standard measure of spirits by 10-cent, and on a bottle of wine by €1.[5]

On 13 December 2012, Labour Party TD Colm Keaveney voted against the government on cuts to the respite care grant leading to his loss of the party whip.[6]

References

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  1. ^ "Why Budget 2013 could be the last straw for many". Irish Independent. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Budget 2013 What Ireland can expect?". Moneyguide Ireland. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Budget 2013 - As It Happened". RTÉ News. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Ireland budget imposes more austerity". The Guardian. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Ireland budget: Local property tax introduced". BBC News. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Labour chairman Keaveney votes against Government". The Irish Times. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
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