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#Budget 2013

Retail sales figures continue to improve in August
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Retail sales figures continue to improve in August

Sep 28th 2012, 2:02 PM 3,202 Views 15 Comments

Preliminary figures from the CSO show that both the volume and value of retail sales increased last month.

Report on property tax to be brought to Cabinet 'shortly'
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Report on property tax to be brought to Cabinet 'shortly'

Sep 24th 2012, 3:33 PM 4,463 Views 22 Comments

The Department of Environment has dismissed claims that the report by the expert group examining the issue is being suppressed.

ESRI report on economy is 'a waste of paper'
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ESRI report on economy is 'a waste of paper'

Sep 21st 2012, 9:54 PM 9,958 Views 118 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald has heavily criticised the national think tank’s latest economic report.

Primary teachers warn against Budget cuts to disadvantaged schools
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Primary teachers warn against Budget cuts to disadvantaged schools

Sep 17th 2012, 2:00 PM 3,945 Views 8 Comments

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation says Ruairí Quinn must learn from the furore over last year’s cuts to Deis schools.

Claire Byrne to host new radio show on RTÉ
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Claire Byrne to host new radio show on RTÉ

Sep 16th 2012, 7:08 PM 14,537 Views 52 Comments

Audrey Carvill will take over on the Late Debate.

After two months off, TDs return to the Dáil and here's what to expect
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After two months off, TDs return to the Dáil and here's what to expect

Sep 16th 2012, 6:30 PM 10,054 Views 54 Comments

The Budget, property tax, abortion, bank debt, Luke Ming Flanagan’s t-shirts and James Reilly’s statements – some of what we can expect as the Dáil returns this week.

Column: The property tax shows our leaders are banking on another bubble
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Column: The property tax shows our leaders are banking on another bubble

Sep 15th 2012, 8:05 AM 18 Views 90 Comments

Our Government appears to be depending on another round of runaway price inflation, writes Aaron McKenna – but where does that leave us?

Ministers affirm government commitment to seeing out Croke Park deal
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Ministers affirm government commitment to seeing out Croke Park deal

Sep 10th 2012, 10:26 AM 3,724 Views 62 Comments

Both Pat Rabbitte and Richard Bruton say the current deal runs until 2014 – and the government plans to see it through.

Shatter warns backbenchers of 'need for backbone' ahead of Budget
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Shatter warns backbenchers of 'need for backbone' ahead of Budget

Sep 7th 2012, 9:30 PM 6,002 Views 60 Comments

The Minister for Justice has warned of the need for ‘considered judgement’ among not just members of the government but also backbenchers when discussing matters related to the Budget in December.

"Silly season is over": Enda and Eamon get back to work
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# Back To Work

"Silly season is over": Enda and Eamon get back to work

Sep 4th 2012, 12:20 PM 4,123 Views 51 Comments

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste said it is time now for the Government to get down to “real work”.

HSE's €130m spending cut 'will be vigorously opposed'
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# Health Cuts

HSE's €130m spending cut 'will be vigorously opposed'

Aug 30th 2012, 9:31 PM 5,927 Views 35 Comments

Health service says cuts have to be made before the end of this year if it is to meet budget targets set down by the government and Troika.

Michael D, rugby and video games: The week in numbers
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Michael D, rugby and video games: The week in numbers

Aug 26th 2012, 3:30 PM 4,814 Views 0 Comments

How many people love (or loathe) the Lovely Girls? How popular is Guinness? And how long does it take a video to become viral?

Government called on to clarify Budget plans for income tax, social welfare
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Government called on to clarify Budget plans for income tax, social welfare

Aug 25th 2012, 12:53 PM 7,181 Views 81 Comments

Michael McGrath TD says that the latest updates to Ireland’s bailout terms contradict pledges in the Programme for Government.

Government undecided on child benefit tax for wealthy
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Government undecided on child benefit tax for wealthy

Jul 23rd 2012, 9:45 AM 3,952 Views 38 Comments

Fianna Fáil leader has dismissed the proposal as “gesture politics”.

Child benefit, medical cards and dole payments: IMF's hitlist for next Budget
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Child benefit, medical cards and dole payments: IMF's hitlist for next Budget

Jul 18th 2012, 5:12 PM 14,866 Views 191 Comments

An IMF review says “expensive universal supports” like child benefit may need to be reformed to be better targeted.

HSE’s Magee: Cutting back in spending will probably mean bed closures
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HSE’s Magee: Cutting back in spending will probably mean bed closures

Jul 18th 2012, 2:24 PM 2,867 Views 11 Comments

The departing chief executive says he’d also be happy to stay around if the government wasn’t pursuing radical reforms.

Kenny insists HSE chief has not been forced out
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Kenny insists HSE chief has not been forced out

Jul 18th 2012, 11:25 AM 2,285 Views 23 Comments

Enda Kenny came under fire over the proposed restructuring of the Health Service Executive during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil today.

Howlin insists HSE will reach savings target despite €280m overspend
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Howlin insists HSE will reach savings target despite €280m overspend

Jul 9th 2012, 8:36 AM 1,979 Views 15 Comments

Fianna Fáil has warned that failure to address the HSE’s growing deficit could result in hospital closures.

Budget 2013: The speculation so far
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Budget 2013: The speculation so far

Jul 2nd 2012, 1:15 PM 7,893 Views 52 Comments

Lots of speculation but no firm indication of what lies ahead this December. We round up what measures have been in the news and speculated on so far.

Fine Gael HQ assures TDs: No decisions made about Budget 2013 yet
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Fine Gael HQ assures TDs: No decisions made about Budget 2013 yet

Jun 26th 2012, 4:55 PM 2,736 Views 22 Comments

A message from party headquarters also says speculating about Budget measures benefits nobody (except the media).

Poser: Does the government comment on its Budget plans?
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Poser: Does the government comment on its Budget plans?

Jun 26th 2012, 2:20 PM 2,213 Views 10 Comments

Here’s one for the Budget theorists – there are some things the government WILL rule out, and some things it won’t…

Poll: Should income tax be protected in the Budget?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should income tax be protected in the Budget?

Jun 26th 2012, 9:55 AM 4,945 Views 132 Comments

There has been speculation that the Government could seek to raise more money from income tax in December. So what do you think?

No plan for fresh round of ministerial pay cuts - Howlin
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No plan for fresh round of ministerial pay cuts - Howlin

Jun 25th 2012, 2:04 PM 4,507 Views 71 Comments

Brendan Howlin is asked to follow Francois Hollande’s lead – buy says the French president actually copied Ireland.

11 things to know about the IMF's latest Irish review
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# In Summary

11 things to know about the IMF's latest Irish review

Jun 15th 2012, 4:30 PM 5,650 Views 15 Comments

The latest IMF update on Ireland’s financial health, summarised into handy bitesized chunks.

Noonan stands by comments over ‘more difficult’ Budget if Ireland votes No
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# Referendum

Noonan stands by comments over ‘more difficult’ Budget if Ireland votes No

May 2nd 2012, 3:42 PM 3,667 Views 85 Comments

In Brussels, the finance minister says his comments were “a statement of principle” – saying a No vote will hit growth.

Noonan warns: Budget 2013 will be harsher if Ireland votes No
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Noonan warns: Budget 2013 will be harsher if Ireland votes No

May 1st 2012, 1:03 PM 7,109 Views 259 Comments

The finance minister says next year’s Budget will be “dramatically more difficult” – prompting scorn from opposition parties.

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.

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

Apr 3rd 2012, 11:44 AM 4,439 Views 78 Comments

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

'This is not about class warfare' Obama unveils $3.8tn dollar US budget
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'This is not about class warfare' Obama unveils $3.8tn dollar US budget

Feb 13th 2012, 7:36 PM 3,078 Views 14 Comments

The budget for 2013 aims to to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next ten years.

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