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#Budget 2012

Winter fuel allowance to be extended following cold snap
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# Fuel Allowance

Winter fuel allowance to be extended following cold snap

Mar 27th 2013, 11:21 AM 8,946 Views 31 Comments

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

Here's where Ireland overspent by €1.118 billion on last year's Budget
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# Budget 2012

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

Dec 9th 2012, 8:00 AM 13,264 Views 138 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 5th 2012, 11:41 AM 4,578 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 10th 2012, 12:27 PM 21,857 Views 122 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 25th 2012, 12:06 PM 4,934 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Sep 8th 2012, 7:45 AM 65 Views 154 Comments

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

Retail organisation urges against negative budget speculation
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Retail organisation urges against negative budget speculation

Aug 10th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,065 Views 21 Comments

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

Poll: Will the coalition government last until 2016?
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# Your Say

Poll: Will the coalition government last until 2016?

Jul 20th 2012, 9:54 AM 6,383 Views 130 Comments

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?

Minister to reveal on Monday whether mini-Budget is needed
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# Mini-Budget

Minister to reveal on Monday whether mini-Budget is needed

Apr 25th 2012, 12:47 PM 5,340 Views 59 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 18th 2012, 9:55 PM 5,025 Views 22 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 4th 2012, 1:59 PM 1,227 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Apr 3rd 2012, 11:44 AM 4,440 Views 78 Comments

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

Osborne cuts corporate tax, creates credits for video game industry
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# United Kingdom

Osborne cuts corporate tax, creates credits for video game industry

Mar 21st 2012, 3:12 PM 3,746 Views 31 Comments

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

Column: Universities in crisis because they have no support
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Column: Universities in crisis because they have no support

Mar 15th 2012, 1:17 PM 23 Views 38 Comments

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.

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

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

Mar 9th 2012, 2:00 AM 566 Views 2 Comments

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

State is overspending by €3,879 per person, according to TD's sums
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# Budget 2012

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

Mar 5th 2012, 5:46 PM 4,824 Views 72 Comments

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

GALLERY: Single parents protest at 'discriminatory' Budget cuts
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# S.P.A.R.K.

GALLERY: Single parents protest at 'discriminatory' Budget cuts

Feb 18th 2012, 5:49 PM 5,107 Views 81 Comments

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

Dáil approves Finance Bill by 93 votes to 45
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# Finance Bill

Dáil approves Finance Bill by 93 votes to 45

Feb 16th 2012, 2:04 PM 1,716 Views 13 Comments

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.

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

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

Feb 8th 2012, 9:14 PM 4,666 Views 31 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 28th 2012, 4:30 PM 3,842 Views 38 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 16th 2012, 6:31 PM 2,897 Views 9 Comments

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

The Daily Fix: Thursday
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# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Jan 12th 2012, 8:07 PM 3,226 Views 0 Comments

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?

Quinn announces review of cuts to DEIS teacher numbers
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# Budget 2012

Quinn announces review of cuts to DEIS teacher numbers

Jan 12th 2012, 6:53 PM 3,187 Views 12 Comments

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

NCT charge to increase by 10 per cent
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# Motoring

NCT charge to increase by 10 per cent

Jan 9th 2012, 3:40 PM 5,793 Views 41 Comments

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

Mortgage holders told to ensure new interest relief is applied
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# Mortgages

Mortgage holders told to ensure new interest relief is applied

Jan 5th 2012, 7:11 PM 9,289 Views 44 Comments

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

Late payment fee warning issued over €100 Household Charge
# Efficient
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# Efficient

Late payment fee warning issued over €100 Household Charge

Jan 4th 2012, 9:09 AM 9,199 Views 154 Comments

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

Former taoisigh lose mobile phone and secretarial expenses
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# Hard Times

Former taoisigh lose mobile phone and secretarial expenses

Jan 2nd 2012, 12:30 PM 6,510 Views 78 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 1st 2012, 3:15 PM 6,521 Views 18 Comments

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.

Budget 2012: What measures kick in today?
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# Budget 2012

Budget 2012: What measures kick in today?

Jan 1st 2012, 10:34 AM 6,102 Views 43 Comments

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

Poll: Are you optimistic about 2012?
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# Your Say

Poll: Are you optimistic about 2012?

Dec 29th 2011, 11:33 AM 4,265 Views 49 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 23rd 2011, 4:44 PM 4,530 Views 22 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 23rd 2011, 2:54 PM 2,729 Views 14 Comments

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

Expert group set to issue property tax recommendations within four months
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# Property Tax

Expert group set to issue property tax recommendations within four months

Dec 22nd 2011, 12:33 PM 1,649 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Dec 22nd 2011, 7:30 AM 17 Views 10 Comments

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

Fine Gael and Labour support plunges in new poll
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Fine Gael and Labour support plunges in new poll

Dec 18th 2011, 9:41 AM 3,148 Views 56 Comments

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

New household charge could be docked from wages or welfare
# Household Charge
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# Household Charge

New household charge could be docked from wages or welfare

Dec 17th 2011, 12:24 PM 7,243 Views 159 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 16th 2011, 6:48 PM 5,494 Views 116 Comments

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

Five Sinn Féin TDs will not pay the household charge
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# Household Charge

Five Sinn Féin TDs will not pay the household charge

Dec 16th 2011, 8:25 AM 3,191 Views 108 Comments

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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