Ireland Price of a pint 'will not rise' in Budget 2018 but cigarettes look set to jump again

14:41  10 october  2017
14:41  10 october  2017 Source:   MSN

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The price of a pint is reportedly set to stay the same when the Budget is presented to the Dail today. However it's not all good news as the price of cigarettes is reportedly set to jump yet again .

The BudgetPrice of a pint ' will not rise ' in Budget 2018 but cigarettes look set to jump again . However it's not all good news as the price of cigarettes is reportedly set to jump . Irish NewsRats and cockroaches found crawling around Irish food businesses.

Credits: Anita Maric/newsteam.co.uk © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Anita Maric/newsteam.co.uk The price of a pint is reportedly set to stay the same when the Budget is presented to the Dail today.

Fans of alcohol will be happy to hear Paschal Donohoe is leaving the price of pints alone, the Irish Sun report.

However it's not all good news as the price of cigarettes is reportedly set to jump yet again.

It has been touted that there will be a 50c rise in smokes making it an even more expensive product.

Elsewhere substantial welfare benefits across the board are on the cards in today’s budget.

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The BudgetPrice of a pint ' will not rise ' in Budget 2018 but cigarettes look set to jump again . However it's not all good news as the price of cigarettes is reportedly set to jump .

The BudgetPrice of a pint ' will not rise ' in Budget 2018 but cigarettes look set to jump again . However it's not all good news as the price of cigarettes is reportedly set to jump . Irish NewsRats and cockroaches found crawling around Irish food businesses.

Fianna Fáil are using their veto in the confidence and supply agreement with Fine Gael to secure the hikes for the hundreds of thousands on all different kinds of welfare benefits.

Speaking at the party’s alternative budget launch, public expenditure spokesman Dara Calleary said that they were looking for widespread increases and he stressed that they wouldn’t be ‘miserly.’

Fine Gael and the Independent Alliance are reliant on Fianna Fáil’s support to get their budget over the line next week as the numbers in the Dáil means FG needs their old enemy’s votes to get anything passed.

This has been formalised in the confidence and supply agreement that led to the formation of this government.


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