Alternative Budget 2018


Budgets are about choices

Budgets are about choices – and the Social Democrats Alternative Budget 2018 sets out our vision for the type of society we wish to create.

It’s about investing public funds to drive down the cost of living, deliver better public services for everyone, and tackle the appalling crisis of supply and affordability in housing.

It’s also about spending now in order to save later.

Planning for our Future: An Economy that Works for All.

Read our Alternative Budget 2018 here.

Our At a Glance guide to key budget proposals is here.

Watch a video of the launch our our Alternative Budget here.

Media statement: Social Democrats Alternative Budget 2018 –Prioritising investment in public services for everyone

Media statement: Providing families with choice and flexibility is key to childcare under Social Democrats budget proposals

Media statement: Budget 2018 fails to fully commit to fund Sláintecare radical healthcare reform plan

Media statement: Budget 2018 will prolong the housing emergency

Media statement: Budget 2018 is another missed opportunity to support childcare choices for parents

Media statement: Budget 2018 a disappointment to anyone who places a high value on education

Media statement: Little or no tax benefit in Budget 2018 for 1.5m income earners on less than €35,000