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Budget 2013 – What Some of the Papers Say

Irish Daily Mirror

The Plonkers Budget: Ding dong merrily and cry – Christmas cancelled in Ireland (but not for the rich)

War on families

(Pic above pre-Budget, from Monday 3rd December)

StarlogoIrish Daily Star

Budget from Hell 2013: We’re all screwed

Debt by a thousand cuts

Cruel cuts hit vulnerable

Kids in the firing line

‘This Budget is pure evil and a betrayal of our weak’ – Eamon Dunphy


Irish Independent

We’ve no more to give

Most savage austerity Budget yet takes €1,000 a year from most family incomes

Families and women are big losers in austerity drive

Property tax, penal cuts to maternity and child benefit, our savings and PRSI


Irish Examiner

The big squeeze

Noonan and Howlin get the excuses in early but . . . women, children foot the bill

Opposition: Budget is an attack on mothers and children

No guarantee austerity will end after next two Budgets

Farmers reeling as Budget axes core schemes


The Irish Times

Broad swathe of taxes and cuts hits almost every adult in State

Austerity Budget packs sixth successive punch

A double act of Budgetary doom by Very Little and No Largese – Miriam Lord’s Budget Sketch on Labour’s Brendan Howlin and Fine Gael’s Michael Noonan

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