2019 Irish budget

The 2019 Irish budget was the Irish Government budget for the 2019 fiscal year was presented to Dáil Éireann on 9 October 2018 by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, his second as Minister for Finance.[1][2]

2019 (2019) Irish Budget
Submitted byPaschal Donohoe
Presented9 October 2018
Parliament32nd Dáil
PartyFine Gael
Websitebudget.gov.ie/Budgets/2019/2019.aspx
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SummaryEdit

[3][4]

  • The cost of a packet of 20 cigarettes to go up by €0.50, to bring the total cost of a pack to €12.70.
  • Duties on alcohol go unchanged.
  • No changes in the price of diesel or petrol.
  • The VAT rate for the tourism and hospitality sector increases from 9% to 13.5%.
  • Social Welfare payments to rise by €5.
  • Christmas bonus to Social Welfare recipients to be restored to 100%.
  • Government to commit €1.25 billion for the delivery of 10,000 new social homes in 2019.
  • The Garda budget will rise by €60 million while the defense sector is to benefit from an extra €29 million.
  • The minimum wage is to be increased to €9.80 per hour.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The final countdown is on: What we know so far about Budget 2019". Irish Independent. 2 October 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  2. ^ "As it happened: Budget 2019". The Journal. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  3. ^ "The key points from Budget 2019". Irish Independent. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Budget19: A summary of the main points". Irish Examiner. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2018.

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Preceded by
Budget of the Government of Ireland
Delivered on 9 October 2018
Succeeded by