Cuts to three lowest rates of Universal Social Charge - 1% rate cut to 0.5%; 3% rate cut to 2.5%; 5.5% rate cut to 5%

Reduced 2.5% USC rate ceiling increased from €18,668 to €18,772

New income tax rebate of up to 5% under a Help to Buy scheme for new homes valued up to €400,000

State pension will rise by €5 from March

€5 increase in all weekly social welfare payments in line with State pension

Christmas bonus for those on social welfare will rise to 85%

€1.2bn in funding for housing, with 47,000 new social housing units by 2021

Additional €105m to enable 15,000 more households to avail of Housing Assistance Payment Scheme

2,400 additional teaching posts announced, of which 900 will be resource teachers

800 new gardaí to be recruited in 2017, with more civilian staff to be hired too to free up desk-bound officers

1,000 additional nurses and midwives to be recruited

New Single Affordable Childcare Scheme from September 2017 - means-tested subsidies, based on parental income, for children between six months and 15 years and universal subsidies for all children aged six months to three years

€100 increase in Home Carers' Credit to €1,100

Medical card for all children who receive domiciliary care allowance

Additional €15m to NTPF to reduce hospital waiting lists

€25 cap on prescription charges for over 70s reduced to €20 from 1 March

Excise duty on pack of 20 cigarettes to go up by 50 cents

Alcohol, petrol and diesel excise duty unchanged

Creation of a Public Service Pay Commission to report on unwinding of FEMPI legislation

Provision of €290m for pay increases agreed under the Lansdowne Road Agreement

New measures introduced to reduce emissions​​​​​​, including extending relief from vehicle registration tax on electric vehicles for five years

9% VAT rate for tourism and hospitality industry will be retained

Start Your Own Business scheme to be extended for a further two years

Low cost, highly flexible loan fund for farmers announced

€1,270 income tax credit for fishermen

Home renovation scheme extended for two years to end of 2018

Rent-a-Room income ceiling up by €2,000 to €14,000

DIRT will be reduced by 2% each year to 2020 (41% to 33%)

Mortgage Interest Relief will be extended beyond December 2017 to 2020

Earned Income Tax Credit for self-employed increased by €400 to €950

Intention to introduce tax on sugar-sweetened drinks in April 2018 after public consultation

10c rise in minimum wage as Government accepts Low Pay Commission recommendation

€28m increase in allocation for emergency accommodation to €100m

€15m to help progress National Broadband Plan

€319m to be spent on regional and local roads throughout the country

Budget 2017: Updates