Sinn Féin has pledged to abolish the property charge and not to introduce water charges if in government.

The party's pre-Budget submission estimates that these measures would cost €800m.

Sinn Féin would increase capital gains and capital acquisition taxes, and introduce a new third rate of income tax on income over €100,000.

The party would also cut public sector pay over €100,000 and halve ministers and Oireachtas members' pay and allowances over €75,000.

Sinn Féin said it would also increase a range of social welfare payments, such as the family income supplement and respite care grant.

The party also proposes to invest €1bn from the strategic investment fund in social housing, building over 6,000 units.

The Anti-Austerity Alliance also published its pre-Budget statement, with calls for pay rises for workers and more investment in jobs.

It said an emergency 5% millionaires' tax could raise up to €3.3bn.

Meanwhile, an estimated 2,000 students marched from the Garden of Remembrance to Leinster House, demanding that grants are protected in the Budget.

The rally, organised by the Union of Students in Ireland, called for the protection of maintenance grants, a commitment not to introduce student loans or graduate tax and the provision of purpose-built accommodation.