Irish budget, 2013

2013 (2013) Irish budget
Submitted by Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan
Presented 5 December 2012
Parliament 31st Dáil
Party Fine Gael and Labour Party

The 2013 Irish budget was the Irish Government budget for the 2013 fiscal year, presented to Dáil Éireann on 5 December 2012.[1] It was the second budget of the 31st Dáil.[2]

The budget saw the introduction of the Local Property Tax at rates of 0.18% per annum and 0.25% per annum.[3][4] Child benefit will be cut by €10 a month with €61m cuts in other household benefits. College fees will also rise in the next year by €250 a student while motor tax will also increase. A packet of 20 cigarettes increases by 10 cent while excise duty on a pint or beer or cider will increase by 10 cent, on a standard measure of spirits by 10 cent, and on a bottle of wine by €1.[5]

On 13 December 2012, Labour Party TD Colm Keaveney voted against the government on cuts to the respite care grant leading to his loss of the Parliamentary Labour Party whip.[6]


  1. "Why Budget 2013 could be the last straw for many". Irish Independent. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  2. "Budget 2013 What Ireland can expect?". Moneyguide Ireland. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  3. "Budget 2013 - As It Happened". RTÉ News. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  4. "Ireland budget imposes more austerity". Guardian UK. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  5. "Ireland budget: Local property tax introduced". BBC News. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  6. "Labour chairman Keaveney votes against Government". The Irish Times. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
Preceded by
Budget of the Government of Ireland
Delivered on 5 December 2012
Succeeded by

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