Budget 2018 to be unveiled later

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Budget 2018 will be delivered in the Dail this afternoon.

It’s the first budget for Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach and Paschal Donohoe as Minister for Finance and will have to first be passed by a Cabinet meeting this morning.

Leaks suggest it’ll put more money in people’s pockets – with tax breaks for workers and an extra five euro in welfare benefits.

Efforts to tackle the homeless crisis could see developers offered cheap loans and a new housing agency set up to take over NAMA owned lands.