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First budget measures pass through Dáil without a hitch

UPDATE: Finance minister Michael Noonan and public expenditure minister detailed Budget 2013 in back to back speeches in the Dáil yesterday afternoon.

6th December, 2012
Minister for Finance Michael Noonan displays Budget 2013.

The first measures of Budget 2013 have been passed in the Dáil with excise increases in alcohol and tobacco taking effect at midnight.

The first votes, which also included hikes in taxes on capital acquisitions and capital gains, went through without a hitch.

But the government will face votes on measures to cut child benefit and hike PRSI next week and political observers say that may not prove so straightforward. Former junior minister Róisín...

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