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From TheJournal.ie It would cost €900 million to abolish Irish Water... Costly

It would cost €900 million to abolish Irish Water...

… according to Brendan Howlin.

From TheJournal.ie Has Michael Noonan given up on a bank debt deal? Not Off The Table

Has Michael Noonan given up on a bank debt deal?

Not quite, but it looks like the government is pursuing other options.

From TheJournal.ie Why Fine Gael and Labour kickstarted their re-election campaign 10 months early Analysis

Why Fine Gael and Labour kickstarted their re-election campaign 10 months early

Analysis: The Spring Economic Statement was a PR exercise designed to be the opening salvo in a lengthy general election campaign.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Everything you need to know about the spring statement Planning Ahead This post contains videos

As it happened: Everything you need to know about the spring statement

The government’s big announcement in the Dáil has been been criticised as a ‘PR exercise’. Here’s how it all unfolded.

From TheJournal.ie Tax cuts and spending hikes: Are we back to the good times? State Of The Nation

Tax cuts and spending hikes: Are we back to the good times?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

From TheJournal.ie Some really old laws are finally going to be repealed... Beyond The Pale

Some really old laws are finally going to be repealed...

It’s one of almost 6,000 pre-independence regulations and orders that are to be repealed by the Government.

From TheJournal.ie Snapshots: Here's what four years in government does to you... Then And Now

Snapshots: Here's what four years in government does to you...

It’s exactly four years since the last general election so how do some of our ministers look now compared to 2011?

From TheJournal.ie Gerry to Enda: I'm trying to prick your 'golden circle' bubble Salary Caps

Gerry to Enda: I'm trying to prick your 'golden circle' bubble

Several ministers lobbied to have their advisers’ salaries increased.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Noonan: We need to talk about public service pay rises That's A No Then

Michael Noonan: We need to talk about public service pay rises

However, he added that he’d like people to have a way of inputting their priorities.

From TheJournal.ie This video of TDs arguing over nothing is everything that's wrong with the Dáil Waiting For Oh-god

This video of TDs arguing over nothing is everything that's wrong with the Dáil

“Agree to disagree?” “I don’t agree to that.”

From TheJournal.ie Over 4,000 people are registering with Irish Water every day

Over 4,000 people are registering with Irish Water every day

The figures were revealed by Brendan Howlin in the Dáil this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Emergency legislation may be needed to close penalty points loophole Stop The Lights

Emergency legislation may be needed to close penalty points loophole

Thousands of points could be cancelled.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you have confidence in the Taoiseach? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have confidence in the Taoiseach?

A confidence motion will be debated in the Dáil later today.

From TheJournal.ie Government: Fianna Fáil is wrong, new state board rules WILL apply to Irish Water Appointments

Government: Fianna Fáil is wrong, new state board rules WILL apply to Irish Water

The Department of Public Expenditure denied there was a loophole in the new guidelines.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how much money Europe is giving us over the next seven years... Ca-ching

Here's how much money Europe is giving us over the next seven years...

…and how it’s going to be spent.

From TheJournal.ie Senior Labour minister takes aim at Enda & Joan's decision-making closed-shop Fab Four

Senior Labour minister takes aim at Enda & Joan's decision-making closed-shop

The powerful EMC – made up of the Taoiseach, Burton, and ministers Noonan and Howlin – generally addresses issues of economic policy, before they are put to the wider Cabinet.

From TheJournal.ie The law allowing the government to cut public sector pay is being scrapped No Longer Needed

The law allowing the government to cut public sector pay is being scrapped

The section that is being deleted allowed public service employers to take steps that would impact on non-core pay and working hours.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy a job as a public servant? Recruitment for 550 positions has started Jobswatch

Fancy a job as a public servant? Recruitment for 550 positions has started

The job will be filled over the next two years.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Noonan: No, the Budget wasn't 'a series of smart-alecky tricks' None Of That

Michael Noonan: No, the Budget wasn't 'a series of smart-alecky tricks'

The Finance Minister denied that the Government should have been more cautious in Budget 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin doesn't like that Noonan and Howlin tweeted about their ties yesterday... All Tied Up

Micheál Martin doesn't like that Noonan and Howlin tweeted about their ties yesterday...

… and didn’t listen to opposition speakers’ response to the Budget announcement

From TheJournal.ie Child benefit could be increased by even more than a fiver in Budget 2016 Thinking Ahead This post contains videos

Child benefit could be increased by even more than a fiver in Budget 2016

A small increase in child benefit was announced as part of the Budget yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Four years, 10,000 units: Here's how the Government plans to boost social housing New Gaffs

Four years, 10,000 units: Here's how the Government plans to boost social housing

Brendan Howlin’s announced €2.2 billion in spending… Here’s how the money will be used.

From TheJournal.ie The main things you really need to know from Budget 2015 Budget 2015

The main things you really need to know from Budget 2015

Taxes, cigarettes, child benefit….

From TheJournal.ie BUDGET 2015: As it happened (and what it did to and for you) As It Happens

BUDGET 2015: As it happened (and what it did to and for you)

Tax changes, eye-catching bumps to cigarettes and child benefit: but was this a budget to signal the end of austerity?

From TheJournal.ie Here's Brendan Howlin's Budget speech in full Read All About It

Here's Brendan Howlin's Budget speech in full

Hot on the heels of Michael Noonan, here’s what the Minister for Public Expenditure had to say.

From TheJournal.ie Good news for Heather Humphreys --- she's getting €4 million to spend on 2016 Minister For 1916

Good news for Heather Humphreys --- she's getting €4 million to spend on 2016

Her Department’s being given €212 million in total to spend, as part of Budget 2015.

From TheJournal.ie 200 more gardaí on the way (and money for new cars too) Budget 2015

200 more gardaí on the way (and money for new cars too)

Frances Fitzgerald says it’s a “breakthrough” budget for her department. Recruitment is set to begin in the next few weeks.

From TheJournal.ie People on the dole will get a Christmas present from the government this year Every Little Helps

People on the dole will get a Christmas present from the government this year

The Christmas Bonus will be reintroduced this year – one of two increases in the area of social welfare announced in today’s Budget.

From TheJournal.ie Here's Michael Noonan's Budget 2015 speech in full Read All About It

Here's Michael Noonan's Budget 2015 speech in full

6,000 words, 44 minutes, and lots and lots of new policies…

From TheJournal.ie Here's why people who make (and like) craft beer should be happy today Budget 2015

Here's why people who make (and like) craft beer should be happy today

Finance Minister Michael Noonan is unveiling his Budget measures this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie All tie'd up: Howlin faces tough decisions on Budget wardrobe Wardrobe Changes

All tie'd up: Howlin faces tough decisions on Budget wardrobe

James Connolly even gave his sartorial advice.

From TheJournal.ie Well done you guys: Howlin says today about rewarding 'incredible effort of the Irish people' Budget 2015

Well done you guys: Howlin says today about rewarding 'incredible effort of the Irish people'

Meanwhile, Mary Lou McDonald has said that the proof of austerity being over will be in the pudding.

From TheJournal.ie Here's Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin introducing Budget 2015 Budget 2015 This post contains videos

Here's Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin introducing Budget 2015

Howlin remarks that, ‘All the hard work has paid off and we’re in a position to spend’.

From TheJournal.ie The government says they'll cut our taxes in the Budget, but how are they going to do it? Decisions Decisions

The government says they'll cut our taxes in the Budget, but how are they going to do it?

We don’t know anything definitive yet, but plenty of hints have been dropped about easing the tax burden on Middle Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Jobs lost here at home' as foreign firms cash in on Ireland's public purse Bye Bye Money

'Jobs lost here at home' as foreign firms cash in on Ireland's public purse

The government should “think small first” and keep more tenders in Irish hands, SFA says.

From TheJournal.ie Here are 7 things we know about the Budget so far Budget 2015

Here are 7 things we know about the Budget so far

With just over a week to go, we’re getting excited.

From TheJournal.ie None of Enda Kenny's cabinet colleagues asked him to explain 'McNulty-gate' today State Boards

None of Enda Kenny's cabinet colleagues asked him to explain 'McNulty-gate' today

Meanwhile, Brendan Howlin has announced changes to the way state board appointments are made today.

From TheJournal.ie Tax increases and expenditure reductions of €2.1bn won't be necessary - Howlin Budget 2015

Tax increases and expenditure reductions of €2.1bn won't be necessary - Howlin

He said that the government are not in the giving back phase just yet.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 ministers whose special advisers still breach the government's €92k pay cap Sound Advice

The 5 ministers whose special advisers still breach the government's €92k pay cap

The government’s breach of its own pay ceiling for advisers has been controversial in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie Union welcomes Howlin’s plans to slowly reverse public sector pay cuts FEMPI

Union welcomes Howlin’s plans to slowly reverse public sector pay cuts

Impact said that the move is welcome, and agreed that it should be a gradual process.