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#Budget 2013

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you worried about the Budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about the Budget?

There are less than two weeks to go until Budget 2013 is unveiled by Michael Noonan. Are you worried about what’s going to be in it?

From TheJournal.ie In pics: March on the Dáil for disability access Protest This post contains images

In pics: March on the Dáil for disability access

Thousands took to the streets in Dublin to demand equal rights – and no cuts in resources – for those with disabilities.

From TheJournal.ie Irish charities unite to urge government to provide sustainable public services Budget 2013

Irish charities unite to urge government to provide sustainable public services

The group offered their support in making a plan with government in order to stop the “downward spiral of cuts”

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin launches alternative budget, say "Government still have choices" Budget 2013

Sinn Féin launches alternative budget, say "Government still have choices"

Sinn Féin outlined its own alternative budget entitled “Making the Right Choices” today, which it said would also save government the required €3.5 billion.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should employers be liable for sick pay? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should employers be liable for sick pay?

Who should pay?

From TheJournal.ie Statutory sick pay 'could threaten 42 per cent of businesses' - IBEC Budget 2013

Statutory sick pay 'could threaten 42 per cent of businesses' - IBEC

The employers’ group publishes a survey saying almost half of all firms believe paying sick employees could affect their sustainability.

From TheJournal.ie Growth forecast for this year raised, but next year's lowered Economic Growth

Growth forecast for this year raised, but next year's lowered

Mixed news from the government’s medium-term fiscal statement released yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Column: It’s time to examine our corporate tax rate Opinion

Column: It’s time to examine our corporate tax rate

We’re regularly told that “everything is on the table” for the Budget, writes Michael Taft. So what about corporation tax?

From TheJournal.ie IBEC cautiously optimistic on job creation Jobs Report

IBEC cautiously optimistic on job creation

There arestill issues, however, with filling vacancies in highly-skilled positions.

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2013: As speculation mounts, retailers say their business is suffering Budget 2013

Budget 2013: As speculation mounts, retailers say their business is suffering

Consumer confidence has plummeted as we worry about the forthcoming budget and retailers say they’re feeling the pinch but will the government do anything to stop the leaks and speculation?

From TheJournal.ie Carers 'heavily stressed' says online survey Society

Carers 'heavily stressed' says online survey

Half of carers in survey suffer from illnesses and socialising or holidays are an infrequent, sometimes rare, occurrence.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland gives up €200m a year in tax breaks for high earners - Shortall Budget 2013

Ireland gives up €200m a year in tax breaks for high earners - Shortall

The former Labour junior minister says Retirement Annuity Contracts and PRSAs could be a valuable cash cow.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2013 to be held over one day, after Labour's "serious political miscalculation" Budget 2013

Budget 2013 to be held over one day, after Labour's "serious political miscalculation"

Budget 2013 will take place over a single day this year, unlike the coalition’s first budget last year, which took place over two.

From TheJournal.ie Cuts to rent supplement 'forcing people to become homeless' Homelessness

Cuts to rent supplement 'forcing people to become homeless'

Focus Ireland says successive cuts to rent supplement limits are forcing people into such debt that they’re becoming homeless.

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

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here’s nine things to know before you start your day…

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is speculation about the Budget impacting on your spending? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is speculation about the Budget impacting on your spending?

Is the talk of possible tax hikes and benefit cuts in next month’s Budget affecting how you spend your money right now?

From TheJournal.ie Consumer sentiment stabilises after sharp decline in September Consumers

Consumer sentiment stabilises after sharp decline in September

The KBC Ireland/ESRI index showed a small amount of growth though consumers still have a gloomy outlook of their household finances and unemployment.

From TheJournal.ie Student union launches campaign site targeting TDs and Senators Standup This post contains videos

Student union launches campaign site targeting TDs and Senators

The site features information on the cost of college and encourages students, parents and businesspeople to contact their local politicians to voice their opposition to fees and cuts.

From TheJournal.ie Budget ‘kite flying’ fuelling negativity for Irish businesses – IBEC Budget 2013

Budget ‘kite flying’ fuelling negativity for Irish businesses – IBEC

The quarterly Business Sentiment Survey shows uncertainty at the Budget – and the future of the Eurozone – is taking its toll.

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here’s nine things to know before your (belated) brekkie…

From TheJournal.ie ICSA’s Pre-Budget Submission says vital farm schemes must be protected Farming

ICSA’s Pre-Budget Submission says vital farm schemes must be protected

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association is calling for vital farm schemes to be protected from cuts and a tougher stance on public sector pay and allowances.

From TheJournal.ie Interview: Stories like the 'corn flakes family' are true - SVP president St Vincent De Paul

Interview: Stories like the 'corn flakes family' are true - SVP president

The national president of Ireland’s largest voluntary, charitable organisation tells TheJournal.ie about the increase in demand for services and the rebirth of Ireland’s community spirit. Listen to the full interview…

From TheJournal.ie Government 'open to suggestions' on ideas to free negative equity families Budget 2013

Government 'open to suggestions' on ideas to free negative equity families

Brian Hayes says he believes new products being rolled out by banks should include options for people who can afford their mortgages, but whose properties are unfit for their families.

From TheJournal.ie IBEC demands 'pro-jobs Budget' as forecast for 2013 is lowered Budget 2013

IBEC demands 'pro-jobs Budget' as forecast for 2013 is lowered

The business group says plans to increase PRSI or make employers cover sick will hamper job creation.

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2013: Noonan pledges no increase in income tax rates, bands Budget 2013

Budget 2013: Noonan pledges no increase in income tax rates, bands

Michael Noonan says the commitments in the programme for government – not to raise rates or bands – still apply.

From TheJournal.ie Review could see TDs recommend cuts to their own allowances Allowances

Review could see TDs recommend cuts to their own allowances

The Public Accounts Committee is to review allowances paid to ministers and others – and could ask for them to be cut.

From TheJournal.ie Carers Association slams government failure to honour commitments Budget 2013

Carers Association slams government failure to honour commitments

Easier to get €700 for nursing home care than €100 for carers in the home, says Carers Association

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added man smells Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added man smells

Here’s what we loved, learned and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore rules out seeking extension to Troika's deficit deadline Budget 2013

Gilmore rules out seeking extension to Troika's deficit deadline

Eamon Gilmore says the public wants an end to austerity – and not to have it dragged out for longer.

From TheJournal.ie Burton 'cannot clarify' what 'core' social welfare payments will be protected Budget 2013

Burton 'cannot clarify' what 'core' social welfare payments will be protected

The Government has made a commitment to not cut ‘core’ payments but the Minister was tight-lipped about what exactly those payments are.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says budget leaks impacted on consumer confidence Budget 2013

Varadkar says budget leaks impacted on consumer confidence

Speaking in the Dáil last night the Minister said the fall in consumer confidence was probably due to Ministers talking about issues like child benefit and property tax.

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Noonan hopeful of deal on Anglo promissory note before Budget Budget 2013

Noonan hopeful of deal on Anglo promissory note before Budget

The Minister for Finance says the timetable is to have a deal by March, but he’d like a commitment before announcing the Budget.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Here's how much money the government would raise if income tax went up Idle Speculation

Here's how much money the government would raise if income tax went up

Fine Gael and Labour have repeatedly said that income tax won’t be increased in the Budget – but they’ve still crunched the numbers on just how much it could raise.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We’re told more austerity is inevitable. That’s not the whole story. Opinion

Column: We’re told more austerity is inevitable. That’s not the whole story.

We hear a consensus that more big cuts are necessary – but there is an alternative, writes Tom Healy. Here it is.

From TheJournal.ie Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland Budget 2013

Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland

Social Justice Ireland that a €3.5bn budget adjustment can be achieved without cutting social welfare or child benefit.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil to table city council motion opposing property tax Property Tax

Fianna Fáil to table city council motion opposing property tax

The opposition party will table a motion opposing the property tax before Dublin City Council at its monthly meeting tonight.