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#Budget 2013

Poll: Are you worried about the Budget?
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Poll: Are you worried about the Budget?

Nov 22nd 2012, 10:10 AM 8,171 Views 105 Comments

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?

In pics: March on the Dáil for disability access
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In pics: March on the Dáil for disability access

Nov 21st 2012, 6:32 PM 4,635 Views 14 Comments

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

Irish charities unite to urge government to provide sustainable public services
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Irish charities unite to urge government to provide sustainable public services

Nov 21st 2012, 7:15 AM 2,731 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Nov 20th 2012, 3:22 PM 7,114 Views 157 Comments

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.

Poll: Should employers be liable for sick pay?
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Poll: Should employers be liable for sick pay?

Nov 16th 2012, 10:23 AM 13,108 Views 75 Comments

Who should pay?

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

Nov 16th 2012, 6:30 AM 4,203 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Nov 15th 2012, 8:45 AM 2,682 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Nov 15th 2012, 7:00 AM 180 Views 71 Comments

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

IBEC cautiously optimistic on job creation
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IBEC cautiously optimistic on job creation

Nov 12th 2012, 10:56 AM 2,182 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Nov 10th 2012, 7:45 AM 5,903 Views 27 Comments

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?

Carers 'heavily stressed' says online survey
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Carers 'heavily stressed' says online survey

Nov 8th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,422 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Nov 7th 2012, 4:17 PM 8,862 Views 76 Comments

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

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

Nov 6th 2012, 2:53 PM 14,503 Views 53 Comments

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

Cuts to rent supplement 'forcing people to become homeless'
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Cuts to rent supplement 'forcing people to become homeless'

Nov 6th 2012, 12:02 PM 11,526 Views 121 Comments

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

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

Nov 1st 2012, 10:17 AM 6,505 Views 56 Comments

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

Consumer sentiment stabilises after sharp decline in September
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Consumer sentiment stabilises after sharp decline in September

Oct 31st 2012, 2:16 PM 2,476 Views 14 Comments

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

Student union launches campaign site targeting TDs and Senators
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Student union launches campaign site targeting TDs and Senators

Oct 31st 2012, 7:52 AM 5,166 Views 50 Comments

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.

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

Oct 30th 2012, 7:15 AM 6,086 Views 8 Comments

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

Poll: Would you favour an increase in the USC for those earning over €100k?
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Poll: Would you favour an increase in the USC for those earning over €100k?

Oct 29th 2012, 11:13 AM 15,073 Views 183 Comments

The idea has been floated by some in the Labour Party but Fine Gael may resist it. What do you think?

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

Oct 28th 2012, 7:45 AM 3,144 Views 22 Comments

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.

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

Oct 27th 2012, 8:00 AM 6,717 Views 28 Comments

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…

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

Oct 25th 2012, 10:17 PM 10,027 Views 78 Comments

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.

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

Oct 22nd 2012, 6:45 AM 3,206 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Oct 21st 2012, 7:45 AM 9,477 Views 53 Comments

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

Review could see TDs recommend cuts to their own allowances
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Review could see TDs recommend cuts to their own allowances

Oct 20th 2012, 2:15 PM 4,484 Views 30 Comments

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

Carers Association slams government failure to honour commitments
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Carers Association slams government failure to honour commitments

Oct 17th 2012, 11:50 AM 2,327 Views 5 Comments

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

The Evening Fix... now with added man smells
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The Evening Fix... now with added man smells

Oct 14th 2012, 8:18 PM 17,255 Views 12 Comments

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

Gilmore rules out seeking extension to Troika's deficit deadline
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Gilmore rules out seeking extension to Troika's deficit deadline

Oct 14th 2012, 7:43 PM 5,198 Views 53 Comments

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

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

Oct 12th 2012, 7:12 PM 4,856 Views 74 Comments

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

Varadkar says budget leaks impacted on consumer confidence
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Varadkar says budget leaks impacted on consumer confidence

Oct 10th 2012, 10:29 AM 3,166 Views 54 Comments

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.

Noonan hopeful of deal on Anglo promissory note before Budget
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Noonan hopeful of deal on Anglo promissory note before Budget

Oct 8th 2012, 5:47 PM 4,161 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Oct 7th 2012, 8:00 AM 11,263 Views 67 Comments

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.

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

Oct 5th 2012, 7:00 AM 22 Views 73 Comments

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

Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland
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Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland

Oct 1st 2012, 5:25 PM 15,658 Views 111 Comments

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

Fianna Fáil to table city council motion opposing property tax
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Fianna Fáil to table city council motion opposing property tax

Oct 1st 2012, 1:20 PM 3,613 Views 26 Comments

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