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Today, 15th Oct 2013, is Ireland’s seventh austerity Budget.

Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance, and Brendan Howlin, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, revealed how they plan to take €2.5 billion out of the economy.  You can download the entire budget and speeches at the end of this article, just above my photo "Download attachments".  There are five reports.

Here are the main details of Michael Noonan’s speech:

Ministers Noonan and HowlinIncome Tax, VAT, USC

VAT

Air Travel Tax

DIRT

Pensions

Home Improvement Incentive Scheme

Corporation Tax

Magdalenes

Cigarettes and Alcohol Excise

Medical Insurance

Single Parents

Motoring

Banks Levy

Farming

Property

Business

Here are the main details from Brendan Howlin’s speech:

Medical Cards

GP Care

Maternity

Prescription Charge

Social Welfare

Public Service

National Lottery

Housing

INTREO

Bereavement Grant

TV License

Invalidity Pensions

Sports

Irish Aid

Third-Level Education