Budget 2020

We have made real progress in the last few years. We now need the right decisions to protect this progress into the future.


Budget 2020 is about

  • €1 billion package to protect from No Deal Brexit
  • Protecting the environment with cleaner air, warmer homes and sustainable businesses
  • Balanced regional development: More schools, hospitals, houses, primary care centres, buses, and roads
  • Making life a little bit easier for families.

Investing in climate action

  • Increase the fuel allowance by €2 this year
  • Free energy upgrades to homes at risk of energy poverty
  • Make social housing more energy efficient
  • Invest in more greenways and urban cycling
  • Install more electric vehicle charging points
  • From now on every Budget will focus on Climate Action

Balanced regional development

  • More schools and teachers
  • More hospitals and primary care centres
  • More houses and better infrastructure
  • More roads and buses
  • New jobs all over Ireland

Making life a little easier for families

  • More affordable childcare
  • Paid parental leave
  • Cutting prescription charges
  • Extending the Help To Buy scheme for first time buyers
  • Extending free GP care to the under 8s
  • Free dental care for the first time for the under 6s
  • Helping with the cost of school books
  • Hot school dinners for 30,000 children

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Budget 2020