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#Budget 2013

From TheJournal.ie Retail sales figures continue to improve in August Retail

Retail sales figures continue to improve in August

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

From TheJournal.ie Report on property tax to be brought to Cabinet 'shortly' Property Tax

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

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

From TheJournal.ie ESRI report on economy is 'a waste of paper' ESRI

ESRI report on economy is 'a waste of paper'

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

From TheJournal.ie Primary teachers warn against Budget cuts to disadvantaged schools Budget 2013

Primary teachers warn against Budget cuts to disadvantaged schools

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

From TheJournal.ie Claire Byrne to host new radio show on RTÉ Radio

Claire Byrne to host new radio show on RTÉ

Audrey Carvill will take over on the Late Debate.

From TheJournal.ie After two months off, TDs return to the Dáil and here's what to expect Dáil Éireann

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The property tax shows our leaders are banking on another bubble Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ministers affirm government commitment to seeing out Croke Park deal Croke Park Deal

Ministers affirm government commitment to seeing out Croke Park deal

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

From TheJournal.ie Shatter warns backbenchers of 'need for backbone' ahead of Budget Budget 2013

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie "Silly season is over": Enda and Eamon get back to work Back To Work

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

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

From TheJournal.ie HSE's €130m spending cut 'will be vigorously opposed' Health Cuts

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Michael D, rugby and video games: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Government called on to clarify Budget plans for income tax, social welfare Budget 2013

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Government undecided on child benefit tax for wealthy Budget 2013

Government undecided on child benefit tax for wealthy

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie HSE’s Magee: Cutting back in spending will probably mean bed closures HSE

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Kenny insists HSE chief has not been forced out Leaders' Questions

Kenny insists HSE chief has not been forced out

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

From TheJournal.ie Howlin insists HSE will reach savings target despite €280m overspend Health

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2013: The speculation so far Budget 2013

Budget 2013: The speculation so far

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.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael HQ assures TDs: No decisions made about Budget 2013 yet Budget 2013

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poser: Does the government comment on its Budget plans? Budget 2013

Poser: Does the government comment on its Budget plans?

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should income tax be protected in the Budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should income tax be protected in the Budget?

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

From TheJournal.ie No plan for fresh round of ministerial pay cuts - Howlin Pay Cut

No plan for fresh round of ministerial pay cuts - Howlin

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

From TheJournal.ie 11 things to know about the IMF's latest Irish review In Summary

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Noonan stands by comments over ‘more difficult’ Budget if Ireland votes No Referendum

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Noonan warns: Budget 2013 will be harsher if Ireland votes No Michael Noonan

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

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

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

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

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

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