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#Budget 2014

€2.1 billion: That's how much extra the government could have to play with now
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# Money Fight

€2.1 billion: That's how much extra the government could have to play with now

Sep 24th 2014, 9:10 AM 8,818 Views 41 Comments

Figure for early debt repayment was €1.5b last week, but what’s €600m between friends?

Tax hike could force wine merchants out of business
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# Budget Wine

Tax hike could force wine merchants out of business

Aug 15th 2014, 3:21 PM 12,249 Views 53 Comments

Not the wine…please.

More than 1,000 Irish pubs have had to shut down since 2007
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# Closing Time

More than 1,000 Irish pubs have had to shut down since 2007

Jul 15th 2014, 6:30 PM 18,224 Views 100 Comments

And it’s all about tax, say industry chiefs.

€800 million, not €2 billion in budget cuts is enough, government told
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€800 million, not €2 billion in budget cuts is enough, government told

Jun 25th 2014, 8:34 AM 7,829 Views 37 Comments

The Nevin Economic Research Institute says that with the economy recovering, less severe budget cuts are needed.

Shinnernomics: Opponents call them fantasy, so how realistic are Sinn Féin's budget proposals?
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# In Depth

Shinnernomics: Opponents call them fantasy, so how realistic are Sinn Féin's budget proposals?

Jun 15th 2014, 8:15 AM 18,079 Views 184 Comments

The rise of Sinn Féin raises obvious questions about what they would do in government. We take a closer look at the party’s economic policies.

Column: Clarity is needed on the pension levy 'jobs initiatives' claim
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Column: Clarity is needed on the pension levy 'jobs initiatives' claim

Feb 4th 2014, 4:59 PM 47 Views 20 Comments

The Government’s inaction on pensions begs the question of whether it has a long-term strategy for pensions at all, writes Samantha McConnell.

Shared parenting "penalised" as single parents receive 2014 tax credit certs
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# One Parent Family

Shared parenting "penalised" as single parents receive 2014 tax credit certs

Jan 18th 2014, 10:45 AM 19,445 Views 96 Comments

Tax credits for single parents are now only available to one parent regardless of custody arrangements.

Column: The State’s new year resolution should be to cherish all children equally
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Column: The State’s new year resolution should be to cherish all children equally

Jan 9th 2014, 7:00 AM 61 Views 45 Comments

Cuts introduced since the beginning of the economic crisis have had a devastating effect on lone parent families, writes Louise Bayliss.

Apprentices to pay higher fees as budget cuts kick in
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Apprentices to pay higher fees as budget cuts kick in

Jan 4th 2014, 7:30 AM 14,853 Views 73 Comments

The costs are associated with registration fees paid to the institutes of technology attended by those in SOLAS/FÁS programmes.

Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act comes into force today
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Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act comes into force today

Jan 1st 2014, 8:00 AM 7,817 Views 42 Comments

It is just one of the measures kicking in today – others include changes to VAT, DIRT and tax credits for single parents.

The day Enda got a political wallop and 7 other moments that defined the political year
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# Review 2013

The day Enda got a political wallop and 7 other moments that defined the political year

Dec 28th 2013, 8:30 PM 8,783 Views 18 Comments

Promissory note gone, abortion legislated for, the Seanad retained, and the bailout exited – here are few key moments from the past 12 months.

Budget 2014 had greatest impact on low-income groups
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# Income

Budget 2014 had greatest impact on low-income groups

Dec 12th 2013, 10:50 PM 10,539 Views 82 Comments

A new look at budgets from 2009 to 2014 by the ESRI shows that the lowest impact of next year’s budget was on some middle income groups.

'No comment to make' on reports Kathleen Lynch threatened to resign
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# Mental Health

'No comment to make' on reports Kathleen Lynch threatened to resign

Dec 9th 2013, 12:14 PM 11,411 Views 21 Comments

The junior health minister was reported in yesterday’s Sunday Business Post to have threatened to quit the government at a meeting over a fortnight ago.

Government budget advisors: No room for tax cuts until after 2016
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# Fiscal Advisory Council

Government budget advisors: No room for tax cuts until after 2016

Dec 5th 2013, 3:30 PM 5,489 Views 22 Comments

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council is before the Oireachtas Finance Committee today.

Concern over Budget 2014 weakened consumer sentiment last month
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# Consumers

Concern over Budget 2014 weakened consumer sentiment last month

Dec 3rd 2013, 12:24 PM 5,227 Views 24 Comments

KBC Bank said the most recent survey seems to reflect a “broad endorsement of domestic economic policy” even if there is a sense that it will hurt household finances.

Decision on credit line will make it ‘more difficult’ to access future supports
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# Credit Line

Decision on credit line will make it ‘more difficult’ to access future supports

Nov 22nd 2013, 9:00 PM 9,377 Views 74 Comments

A report published by the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council today has warned that the changes in Budget 2014 have removed our “margin of safety”.

Dijsselbloem: EU ministers are 'losing patience' with Greece
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Dijsselbloem: EU ministers are 'losing patience' with Greece

Nov 21st 2013, 4:09 PM 9,223 Views 32 Comments

The Eurogroup President made the comments to a Greek newspaper ahead of the country’s draft budget announcement today.

Reilly: 2014 will be the most challenging year ever for health services
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# Medical Cards

Reilly: 2014 will be the most challenging year ever for health services

Nov 13th 2013, 9:30 PM 6,588 Views 33 Comments

The Minister for Health was speaking in the Dáil today where he defended the decision to lower medical card income limits.

Taoiseach's 'day in the life' video part of government's growing social media presence
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# Viral Government

Taoiseach's 'day in the life' video part of government's growing social media presence

Nov 9th 2013, 7:20 AM 5,009 Views 33 Comments

The government is increasingly delivering its message via new platforms with varying degrees of success.

Bank levy will cost Bank of Ireland €40 million a year
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# Bank Levy

Bank levy will cost Bank of Ireland €40 million a year

Nov 1st 2013, 4:53 PM 7,364 Views 22 Comments

The Government estimated that the levy would raise a total of €150 million for the exchequer each year from all Irish domestic banks.

HSE gets more time to come up with its service plan for next year
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HSE gets more time to come up with its service plan for next year

Oct 30th 2013, 2:34 PM 4,054 Views 8 Comments

The HSE National Service Plan will now not be finalised until the middle of November at the latest.

People spent less on groceries in run-up to Budget announcement
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People spent less on groceries in run-up to Budget announcement

Oct 29th 2013, 2:32 PM 7,175 Views 27 Comments

Tesco has seen a decline the amount of money people are spending there, while Aldi and Lidl are going strong.

Here's how much extra tax the government expects to take next year
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# The Taxman

Here's how much extra tax the government expects to take next year

Oct 27th 2013, 5:30 PM 15,617 Views 48 Comments

Michael Noonan will be a happy man if these targets are hit…

Post-Budget poll sees Labour slip to single-figure support
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# Popularity

Post-Budget poll sees Labour slip to single-figure support

Oct 26th 2013, 6:26 PM 9,834 Views 85 Comments

Fine Gael, on the other hand, have seen support climb by two points.

Vigil at children’s hospital to highlight medical card removal
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# Health

Vigil at children’s hospital to highlight medical card removal

Oct 26th 2013, 3:55 PM 9,904 Views 30 Comments

Parents and supporters gathered at Crumlin Children’s Hospital this afternoon to protest revoking of cards for some chronically-ill children.

PICS: Pregnant mothers protest against maternity benefit cut outside Dáil
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# Maternity Benefit

PICS: Pregnant mothers protest against maternity benefit cut outside Dáil

Oct 25th 2013, 9:53 PM 15,459 Views 68 Comments

The Social Welfare Bill passed its final stage in the Dáil today though Fianna Fáil’s Willie O’Dea said it’s not too late for the government to reverse this cut.

Dáil passes Social Welfare Bill which implements Budget 2014 cuts
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Dáil passes Social Welfare Bill which implements Budget 2014 cuts

Oct 25th 2013, 9:51 PM 10,396 Views 88 Comments

The bill now goes to the Seanad the week after next.

'Mean, ruthless, vicious': TD scathing as Dáil votes to abolish bereavement grant
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'Mean, ruthless, vicious': TD scathing as Dáil votes to abolish bereavement grant

Oct 25th 2013, 12:42 PM 8,861 Views 60 Comments

One opposition TD labelled the cut to the €850 grant as “a mean, ruthless, vicious targeting of people at their most vulnerable time”.

Poll: Do you support the new standarised rate of maternity benefit?
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# Your Say

Poll: Do you support the new standarised rate of maternity benefit?

Oct 25th 2013, 9:36 AM 15,609 Views 74 Comments

Maternity benefit will be standarised at €230 per week for new claimants from January.

Hundreds of separated dads concerned over "unjust" tax credit change
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# Family

Hundreds of separated dads concerned over "unjust" tax credit change

Oct 25th 2013, 7:15 AM 16,233 Views 72 Comments

A support service has called the One Parent Family tax credit “unjust, unfair and underhanded”.

Column: Pitting one section of the Irish people against another weakens us all
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Column: Pitting one section of the Irish people against another weakens us all

Oct 25th 2013, 7:10 AM 26 Views 32 Comments

Budget 2014 hit the most vulnerable elements of society – not the young, the sick, the old, or pregnant alone. We need to show intergenerational solidarity and stand together against this injustice, writes Peter Kavanagh.

Social Welfare and Pensions Bill passes second stage in Dáil
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Social Welfare and Pensions Bill passes second stage in Dáil

Oct 24th 2013, 11:06 PM 4,635 Views 17 Comments

The bill passed the second stage by 79 votes to 44 and will now go before a committee.

Homeowners can claim tax relief on renovation and repair work from tomorrow
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Homeowners can claim tax relief on renovation and repair work from tomorrow

Oct 24th 2013, 3:17 PM 16,823 Views 43 Comments

Measures announced by Michael Noonan in the Dáil last week will be legislated for next month.

Minister says welfare bill protects against poverty, TDs say it's 'mean and cruel'
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# Social Welfare Bill

Minister says welfare bill protects against poverty, TDs say it's 'mean and cruel'

Oct 24th 2013, 1:49 PM 7,151 Views 61 Comments

A slight difference of opinion over Budget cuts in the Dáil chamber today…

Column: Nobody ever chooses to be homeless – this government is pushing people to the brink
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Column: Nobody ever chooses to be homeless – this government is pushing people to the brink

Oct 24th 2013, 7:15 AM 143 Views 42 Comments

Access to health services is key to leaving homelessness behind – which is why Budget 2014 is so damaging to the Government’s commitment to end long-term homelessness by 2016, writes Niamh Randall.

VIDEO: Pensioners at today's protest believe the worst is yet to come
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VIDEO: Pensioners at today's protest believe the worst is yet to come

Oct 22nd 2013, 8:30 PM 8,015 Views 56 Comments

One worries that without the telephone allowance her emergency alarm will be cut off. Another wishes he had never moved back to Ireland.

Thousands join pensioners’ protest against Budget cuts
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Thousands join pensioners’ protest against Budget cuts

Oct 22nd 2013, 7:00 PM 19,435 Views 219 Comments

The crowd at Leinster House was predominantly made up of elderly people who oppose cuts to medical cards for over 70s and other measures announced in last week’s Budget.

Howlin: 'I wish this government hadn't come in when our economy was broken'
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Howlin: 'I wish this government hadn't come in when our economy was broken'

Oct 22nd 2013, 11:03 AM 9,789 Views 111 Comments

Meanwhile, the Tánaiste has said that the Budget cuts announced last week stand.

Tánaiste and Howlin insist: James Reilly is doing a very good job
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# Vote Of Confidence

Tánaiste and Howlin insist: James Reilly is doing a very good job

Oct 22nd 2013, 9:28 AM 3,478 Views 36 Comments

The Health Minister has the support of the Cabinet, two senior members insisted this morning.

"It's time to shout stop." - Elderly people to protest outside Dáil
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# Elderly People

"It's time to shout stop." - Elderly people to protest outside Dáil

Oct 22nd 2013, 7:00 AM 8,900 Views 95 Comments

The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament is hoping to recreate the success of 2008 protests that were held held five years ago today.

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