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Our live coverafe of Budget 2016 continues with all the main points as announced in the Dáil today, with further live updates from a series of press briefings giving more detail on Budget 2016.
On this page, we present an overview of reactions from the political parties, personalities and various lobby groups.
Businesses gave the Budget announced by Government a cautious welcome with some measures flagged in advance coming to fruition and the first steps taken in putting entrepreneurs on the same tax footing as PAYE workers.
Check out these case studies summarising the impact of Budget 2016 over a range of scenarios. We will be adding to the scenarios as they arrive.
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The Taoiseach has led Dáil tributes to those who died in the fire in Carrickmines and Garda Tony Golden. The short tributes were made ahead of the budget this afternoon.
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has said their industrial action at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin will continue until overcrowding is addressed. Nurses at the Emergency Department are engaging in a work to rule, meaning only nursing duties are carried out.
The body of a man has been found in Craigavon in Co Armagh. The discovery was made at a flat in the Taghnevan area around lunchtime.
South Carolina wants to prosecute the case of a man charged with the killings of nine black parishioners at Charleston church before the federal government tries the defendant. Local prosecutor Scarlett Wilson, in a letter late last week to the judge presiding over the federal case, said she prefers that the state bring its death penalty case against Dylann Roof first.
At least three people have been killed and many more injured in a series of attacks in Israel. One of them saw two Palestinians carry out a shooting and stabbing on a bus in Jerusalem