"A decade on from the financial crisis... I can report that our economy is again growing strongly".
That's how the Finance Minister opened his Budget 2019 speech in the Dail this afternoon.
He described it as "responsible, modern and caring", and said it would "secure our future".
Much of the detail had been leaked before Paschal Donohoe spoke.
Housing & Homelessness
A total of 2.3 billion euro will be spent on a housing.
1.25 billion of that will aim to deliver 10,000 new social homes in 2019
An extra 121 million euro will be spent on the Housing Assistance Payment
60 million increase in capital funding to fund emergency accommodation
30 million extra for homelessness services, bringing 2019 total to 146 million on those services
100 million affordable housing fund to help local authorities deliver affordable housing - increasing to 310 over three years
Eligible to people on 50,000 euro a year for single person or 75,000 for couple
Will knock up to 50,000 off price of a house
The point at which people hit the higher rate of income tax will rise by €750 to €35,300
Hotels, restaurants and pubs will be hit with an increase in their VAT rate to 13.5 per cent.
Social Welfare payments will increase by 5 euro across the board, with a rise in the Christmas bonus and two weeks extra parental leave from next week.
The corporation tax rate of 12.5% will remain unchanged
The USC rate of 4.75% is being reduced to 4.5%
Tax on betting is to rise from 1% to 2%
100,000 extra free GP visit cards will be given out by the Department of Health, with 55 million also committed to mental health services.
An extra 84 billion euro for mental health service next year. 1 billion total budget
90 million will go towards including 16,000 more children in the affordable childcare scheme.
Increase in funding to disability services of 150 million to 2 billion
950 special needs assistants to be recruited in 2019 as part of 1.8 billion for children with special needs
Cigarettes & Alcohol
The price of a pack of cigarettes will rise by 50 cent from midnight.
Minimum excise on tobacco products to rise so that all cigarettes sold below 11 euro will have same excise as more expensive ones
A €5 increase in weekly pension and other welfare payments is expected to be introduced early next year.
After being cut during the recession, all social welfare recipients will get a double payment for Christmas this year.
Paid parental leave for mums and dads will be increased by an extra two weeks
€90 million extra for childcare supports to change bands for affordable childcare scheme
The minimum wage will increase by 25 cent to €9.80 from January 1st 2019
Budget to include a Human Capital Initiative worth 300m
Future growth loan scheme for SMEs, Agriculture and good,
110m of Brexit measures in Departments