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People are NOT happy with Budget 2017


Budget Day for 2016 has come and people are, yet again, not happy with the results.

Cigarettes have gone up by 50c meaning that a pack of 20 will now cost closer to €11 than to €10, but alcohol tax has not changed since last year.

There is some good news as the childcare package and other social welfare has increased this year, including the Christmas bonus.

But it’s not all good news as The Irish Cancer Society has said Budget 2017 will bring little relief to many of the thousands of cancer patients struggling to pay for the costs associated with their disease.

Many are also annoyed that there was no introduction of sugar tax on confectionary food and drink despite the growing health problems in Ireland.

Of course, people are focusing on the negative results of the budget.