Monday 11 December 2017 to report Budget as it happens with live blog, comment and analysis from top team

IRELAND’S leading news website will deliver live updates today on Budget 2013 as they happen via reports, images, video and a live blog.

But even before Finance Minister Michael Noonan and Public Brendan Howlin stand up to deliver their speeches in the Dail today, we’ll bring you the leaks and early reaction from political insiders.

Join our live blog on the day hosted by Ailish O’Hora as she cuts through the waffle to reveal how the new measures for 2013 will affect you and your family. She’ll be assisted by Jim Kelly and Catriona Fitzpatrick of leading accountancy firm Grant Thornton, who’ll answer your questions and offer advice.

Our team of reporters, including Fionnan Sheahan, Lise Hand and personal finance expert Charlie Weston, will put the measures in context.

Economist Alan McQuaid of Merrion Stockbrokers will also offer a critical overview of Budget 2013.

He’ll explain in layman’s terms whether the Government is on the right track and what it failed to tackle.

Meanwhile, our news team will be active on Twitter (@Independent_ie) and Facebook (, pointing you to our unrivalled breaking news and analysis.

Finally, our series of video reports, Budget calculator and graphics will illustrate the exact cost to the typical family of what will undoubtedly be another severe attack on our wallets.

Plus, inside Thursday’s newspaper, you can’t afford to miss our comprehensive 32-page supplement where you can read Brendan Keenan on what it means for the country, Charlie Weston on how it’ll hit your pocket and Fionnan Sheahan on the political impact for the coalition Government.

Your indispensable guide to Budget 2013 - only in Thursday’s Irish Independent.

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