The provisional Budget for the Students’ Union will be released today in the third Class Rep Council of the year, in breach of DCUSU constitution.
Rent allowance will increase by €149m next year in order to accommodate over 17,000 more homes, said Minister for Finance Paschal O’ Donoghue.
Child and Family Agengy, Tusla will receive an additional €40.6 million in 2018, bringing their annual funding to over €750 million.
Minister Paschal Donohue increased the VAT rate applied to sunbed services in yesterday’s budget, due to “Clear evidence” of a link between sunbed use and skin cancer, he said.
Leo Varadkar’s first budget was unveiled yesterday which contained modest increases in public spending alongside a small measure of tax relief.
DCU students and DCU SU reacted differently to today’s budget, which saw the first increase in Ireland’s expenditure since 2009.
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