Live: Budget 2019 – Irish Times

Social welfare rates to rise by €5, €2.3bn allocated to housing and €1bn extra for health


Good morning and welcome to The Irish Times’ live coverage of Budget 2019.

We’ll be bringing you rolling updates throughout the day. That will include all the build-up before Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe takes to his feet in the Dáil at 1pm, at which point our poor keyboards won’t know what’s hit them.

Afterwards, we’ll bring you all the reaction from the various parties, both inside the Dáil and from elsewhere as the nation digests the coming year’s financial landscape.

My name is Colin Gleeson and I’ll be joined a little later by my colleague Peter Hamilton.

If you’d like to make comments, you can email us at [email protected] or [email protected], or tweet us @ColinGleesonIT or @PeterH_1 and we’ll try to include your input in the blog.

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