Just a reminder to everyone who has contributed to our live blog that the Irish Examiner will be publishing a dedicated Budget 2013 supplement tomorrow. It will summarise and analyse all the budget announcements with a particular emphasis on how they affect ordinary families up and down this country. We are obviously biased but it will be well worth picking up. Our online coverage will continue as normal but thanks again to all those who contributed and made the blog such a huge success. Our colleagues in Breaking News are continuing the blog for some time yet but from everyone in the Irish Examiner team, thank you one and all.
Hi all, That's the Noonan-Howlin press conference wrapped up. The live blog remains open for your comments and reaction - we'll read everything that comes in and publish as many of the comments as possible.
Thanks, everyone, for your interaction with our live blog today.
The Chairman of the Labour party Colm Keaveney has hinted at a backbench revolt against some of the measures announced in today's budget.
Enda Kenny says he is "very confident" Ireland can reach growth targets.