Tag Archives: Pre-Budget Submission

This afternoon.

Outside Leinster House.

People Before Profit TDs Richard Boyd Barrett, Bríd Smith, Gino Kenny and PBP member and economist Brian O’Boyle launch their pre-Budget submission ‘Recovery For All’.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will deliver Budget 2019 tomorrow in the Dáil at 1pm.

Mícheál Lehane, of RTÉ, reports:

People Before Profit has proposed spending an additional €2.9 billion to build social and affordable homes next year as part of its pre-Budget submission.

The party also wants to make all public transport free, which it says would cost €580 million annually and help reduce both CO2 emissions and traffic congestion.

Under its plan the party says that €3bn could be allocated to develop a National Health Care System that would include free GP care.

The party believes the Universal Social Charge and the Local Property Tax should be scrapped.

PBP want €2.9bn for affordable housing in Budget (RTE)

Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie


Renua Leader Lucinda Creighton (top) and Eddie Hobbs, the party’s finance spokesman, this morning.

Breaking News reports:

“Renua has issued a number of pre-budget submissions today. The party is proposing a new 23% flat rate of income tax for everyone. It also proposes abolishing the TV licence fee and making RTE fund itself entirely from commercial revenue…The party also says no public servant should get a pension in excess of €60,000.”

Renua proposes new flat rate of income tax in pre-budget submission (Breakingnews.ie)



The National Women’s Council of Ireland is launching its pre-Budget submission this morning.

From the launch…

National Women’s Council of Ireland

Childcare, Violence against Women, Decent Work: Turn it around for women in Budget 2016