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#Budget 2012

From TheJournal.ie Winter fuel allowance to be extended following cold snap Fuel Allowance

Winter fuel allowance to be extended following cold snap

The 410,000 people in receipt of the weekly €20 allowance will be given the allowance for an extra week.

From TheJournal.ie Here's where Ireland overspent by €1.118 billion on last year's Budget Budget 2012

Here's where Ireland overspent by €1.118 billion on last year's Budget

Nine Departments and agencies needed extra top-ups to their funding in 2012. Here’s where the overflow went.

From TheJournal.ie Burton asks for extra €685 million in social protection funding... for 2012 Social Protection

Burton asks for extra €685 million in social protection funding... for 2012

On the day of Budget 2013, Joan Burton asks an Oireachtas committee to approve a 5.1 per cent increase for 2012.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sad occasion' for Bill Cullen as receiver appointed to Glencullen Holdings Receivership

'Sad occasion' for Bill Cullen as receiver appointed to Glencullen Holdings

The company operated Cullen’s last two Renault dealerships and is believed to owe him €19.5 million.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank publishes letter on Fiscal Compact - Ireland on track for 2020 Economic Letter

Central Bank publishes letter on Fiscal Compact - Ireland on track for 2020

The letter states that, despite ‘many uncertainties’, the date of 2020 remains achievable.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Let’s get real – Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil should be in coalition Opinion

Column: Let’s get real – Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil should be in coalition

Labour isn’t happy in Government and Fianna Fáil merely snipe, writes Aaron McKenna. Why shouldn’t our two historically opposed parties get together?

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

The nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Retail organisation urges against negative budget speculation Spending

Retail organisation urges against negative budget speculation

While consumer confidence is on the increase, Retail Excellence Ireland warns that spending continues to fall.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will the coalition government last until 2016? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will the coalition government last until 2016?

In its 16 months in office the coalition has by-and-large worked together solidly but will it last all the way until the next general election?

From TheJournal.ie Minister to reveal on Monday whether mini-Budget is needed Mini-Budget

Minister to reveal on Monday whether mini-Budget is needed

The next Stability Programme Update is due out next Monday – but Michael Noonan remains insistent that we’ll meet our targets.

From TheJournal.ie Charities say Social Welfare Bill will push one-parent families into poverty Single Parents

Charities say Social Welfare Bill will push one-parent families into poverty

The Social Welfare Bill being brought to the Dáil proposes to send single parents onto the dole when their youngest child turns 7.

From The42 Taking one for the team: Sports Council budget reduced for 2012 Fiscal Approach

Taking one for the team: Sports Council budget reduced for 2012

The Irish Sports Council must continue to tighten its belt for the foreseeable future with a further €1.5million reduction on their budget.

From TheJournal.ie Budget body says Ireland could need €400m mini-budget Mini-Budget

Budget body says Ireland could need €400m mini-budget

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says the Budget’s projections for economic growth may have been too ambitious.

From TheJournal.ie Osborne cuts corporate tax, creates credits for video game industry United Kingdom

Osborne cuts corporate tax, creates credits for video game industry

Chancellor George Osborne has also raised the thresholds for income tax and child benefit, as well as hiking excise on cigarettes.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Universities in crisis because they have no support Opinion

Column: Universities in crisis because they have no support

Irish universities fell out of the top 100 institutions rankings today but, writes Stephen Donnelly TD, without a bold, ambitious vision from Government they’ll never get back into them.

From TheJournal.ie TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Public sector reform One Year In

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Public sector reform

The government promised to cut public sector numbers, increase accountability and improve performance. What’s happened?

From TheJournal.ie State is overspending by €3,879 per person, according to TD's sums Budget 2012

State is overspending by €3,879 per person, according to TD's sums

Cork South West TD Noel Harrington has shared his Budget 2012 analysis with TheJournal.ie.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie GALLERY: Single parents protest at 'discriminatory' Budget cuts S.P.A.R.K. This post contains images

GALLERY: Single parents protest at 'discriminatory' Budget cuts

The SPARK (Single Parents Acting for the Rights of Kids) group took to the streets against cuts to allowances and schemes.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil approves Finance Bill by 93 votes to 45 Finance Bill

Dáil approves Finance Bill by 93 votes to 45

TDs vote in favour of the last part of the 2012 Budget, though there is still time for amendments to be made to the Bill.

From TheJournal.ie 'Few precedents' for scale of Ireland's austerity budgets, Gilmore admits Austerity

'Few precedents' for scale of Ireland's austerity budgets, Gilmore admits

The Tánaiste told a US audience that budgetary measures had come “at a considerable cost to the Irish people”.

From TheJournal.ie NWCI chief quits over Govt's 'scant regard' for women's rights Women's Rights

NWCI chief quits over Govt's 'scant regard' for women's rights

Susan McKay said Budget cuts to Women’s Council funding had made it impossible for her to do her job properly.

From TheJournal.ie School cuts could lead to death of rural Ireland, councillor warns School Cuts

School cuts could lead to death of rural Ireland, councillor warns

Cllr Declan Hurley said institutions making up the “backbone” of rural communities were now all under threat.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In tonight’s fix: A bad day for jobs, a good day for the government – and for some primary teachers, and which important group want help from JobBridge interns?

From TheJournal.ie Quinn announces review of cuts to DEIS teacher numbers Budget 2012

Quinn announces review of cuts to DEIS teacher numbers

Education minister Ruairí Quinn says he will seek a report on the Budget’s impact on teaching posts in disadvantaged schools.

From TheJournal.ie NCT charge to increase by 10 per cent Motoring

NCT charge to increase by 10 per cent

From 1 February, it will now cost you €55 to have your car deemed road-worthy (or not).

From TheJournal.ie Mortgage holders told to ensure new interest relief is applied Mortgages

Mortgage holders told to ensure new interest relief is applied

The Department of Finance says lenders have been told to apply mortgage interest relief with effect from January 1st.

From TheJournal.ie Late payment fee warning issued over €100 Household Charge Efficient

Late payment fee warning issued over €100 Household Charge

Around 700 people have already paid the charge, which came into effect on 1 January, according to the Household Charge Project Board.

From TheJournal.ie Former taoisigh lose mobile phone and secretarial expenses Hard Times

Former taoisigh lose mobile phone and secretarial expenses

From yesterday, former taoisigh are no longer entitled to claim expenses for secretarial work and mobile phones from the state.

From TheJournal.ie All we want for 2012 (and what we won’t miss from 2011) TheJournal.ie

All we want for 2012 (and what we won’t miss from 2011)

TheJournal.ie’s writers have each picked one thing that they are glad to see the back of – and one thing they are looking forward to this year.

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2012: What measures kick in today? Budget 2012

Budget 2012: What measures kick in today?

A number of the measures outlined in the Budget 2012 will kick in today – we take a look at what they are.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you optimistic about 2012? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you optimistic about 2012?

The New Year is just days away but are you looking forward to it?

From TheJournal.ie Companies ‘rushing redundancies’ to exploit Budget layoff changes – REI Redundancies

Companies ‘rushing redundancies’ to exploit Budget layoff changes – REI

Retail Excellence Ireland says companies have brought forward planned redundancies before the government cuts redundancy rates.

From TheJournal.ie State spends over €65k this year on Garda stations that will close in 2012 Garda Stations

State spends over €65k this year on Garda stations that will close in 2012

Four of the 31 Garda stations that will close next year have had refurbishment works carried out on them in the past 12 months.

From TheJournal.ie Expert group set to issue property tax recommendations within four months Property Tax

Expert group set to issue property tax recommendations within four months

The government is expediting the process to determine what will eventually replace the already controversial household charge.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Ireland’s addicted to property – and Noonan is risking another bubble Opinion

Column: Ireland’s addicted to property – and Noonan is risking another bubble

The Government is keeping us hooked on house buying exactly when it should be weaning us off, writes Ronan Lyons.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael and Labour support plunges in new poll Poll

Fine Gael and Labour support plunges in new poll

Satisfaction with the Government has nosedived by ten points in the wake of the Budget, the Sunday Times/Behaviour and Attitudes poll shows.

From TheJournal.ie New household charge could be docked from wages or welfare Household Charge

New household charge could be docked from wages or welfare

People who boycott the annual payment – including several TDs – could see it taken directly from their paychecks or benefits, the Government has confirmed.

From TheJournal.ie Pearse Doherty won't pay Household Charge - but says don't follow his lead Household Charge

Pearse Doherty won't pay Household Charge - but says don't follow his lead

The Sinn Féin TD has said that anyone who doesn’t pay the charge should be mindful of legal and financial consequences.

From TheJournal.ie Five Sinn Féin TDs will not pay the household charge Household Charge

Five Sinn Féin TDs will not pay the household charge

There are now 14 TDs in total who will not pay the €100 charge when it comes into effect in the New Year.

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