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#budget 2015

From TheJournal.ie 'People are paying illegal top ups on rent supplement to live in a garage' Overhaul Needed

'People are paying illegal top ups on rent supplement to live in a garage'

Threshold says a small adjustment in Rent Supplement payments of between €25 and €50 euro a week can keep families in their homes and prevent homelessness.

From TheJournal.ie No extra taxes or spending cuts needed - good news before the Budget Budget 15

No extra taxes or spending cuts needed - good news before the Budget

A Department of Finance White Paper says the country can hit deficit targets without upheaval.

From TheJournal.ie Is Sinn Féin really proposing a 73 per cent tax rate? Shinnernomics

Is Sinn Féin really proposing a 73 per cent tax rate?

The opposition party has come under attack for its budget proposals this week.

From TheJournal.ie What would the Greens do in Government? ... Build, build, build Capital Ideas

What would the Greens do in Government? ... Build, build, build

Eamon Ryan’s weighing in with his proposals, ahead of next Tuesday’s Budget announcement.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál's leadership "a non issue" say Fianna Fáil's three wise men People Like Him

Micheál's leadership "a non issue" say Fianna Fáil's three wise men

The party had some Budget plans to reveal today, but — inevitably — they were also faced with a raft of questions on this week’s rotten poll showing.

From TheJournal.ie The Briefcase: Bubble busters, more budget babble and startups as far as the eye can see Inbox Me
From TheJournal.ie "Pretty obnoxious" ... That's what Peter McVerry thinks of the plan to cut the top tax rate Budget 2015

"Pretty obnoxious" ... That's what Peter McVerry thinks of the plan to cut the top tax rate

Enda Kenny told business leaders last night that the Budget would be a “first step” towards lowering the rate of 52 per cent.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny hints at cut to top tax rate Reduction Seduction

Enda Kenny hints at cut to top tax rate

“First step in a multi-annual plan…”

From TheJournal.ie This TD wants to tax lotto winnings to pay for more teachers Budget 2015

This TD wants to tax lotto winnings to pay for more teachers

Stephen Donnelly also wants us to team up with the NHS and make Irish Water more efficient.

From TheJournal.ie The government says they'll cut our taxes in the Budget, but how are they going to do it? Decisions Decisions

The government says they'll cut our taxes in the Budget, but how are they going to do it?

We don’t know anything definitive yet, but plenty of hints have been dropped about easing the tax burden on Middle Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Richard Bruton wants thousands more startups and he might hand out tax breaks to get them* Say Please
From TheJournal.ie Did Gerry Adams want JobBridge expanded, not scrapped, just a few months ago? Budget

Did Gerry Adams want JobBridge expanded, not scrapped, just a few months ago?

Michael McCarthy has accused Adams of backtracking on the issue. Sinn Féin’s response? He’s “clutching at straws”.

From TheJournal.ie We want you: Join TheJournal.ie’s Budget 2015 readers’ panel Budget 2015

We want you: Join TheJournal.ie’s Budget 2015 readers’ panel

We want to hear from a wide range of people across the country to find out their thoughts both ahead of Budget Day and on the day itself.

From TheJournal.ie 'No ifs, no buts, no education cuts' - thousands of students march on Leinster House University Challenges

'No ifs, no buts, no education cuts' - thousands of students march on Leinster House

Student leaders will meet the Education Minister tomorrow…after they’ve dried off.

From TheJournal.ie The Socialists think they could raise €3.3 billion by taxing millionaires Budget 2015

The Socialists think they could raise €3.3 billion by taxing millionaires

The Socialist Party, or the Anti-Austerity Alliance as they’re calling themselves, launched their budget proposals today.

From TheJournal.ie Think Ireland's income taxes are already too high? Try 60% for top earners Just Take It All

Think Ireland's income taxes are already too high? Try 60% for top earners

TASC wants anyone earning over €100,000 to get a higher tax rate to make things better for everyone else.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: How can we make the budgeting process fairer and more democratic? Budget 2015

Opinion: How can we make the budgeting process fairer and more democratic?

Drafting a budget, or any form of legislation, will always be a difficult and divisive task but there are ways of listening to all sections of society in the process.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin wants to abolish water charges, property tax and JobBridge Shinnernomics

Sinn Féin wants to abolish water charges, property tax and JobBridge

The party has announced its pre-Budget proposals this morning.

From TheJournal.ie State of the Nation: A return for the Christmas bonus? Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: A return for the Christmas bonus?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

From TheJournal.ie New law would force unemployed to upload CVs to job sites - or have their dole cut Employment This post contains videos

New law would force unemployed to upload CVs to job sites - or have their dole cut

The government has launched its latest Pathways to Work document today.

From TheJournal.ie Say no to austerity, it's time to build jobs with Ireland's 'spectacular' growth Recovery

Say no to austerity, it's time to build jobs with Ireland's 'spectacular' growth

Business lobbyists IBEC have doubled their economic growth forecast for the year.

From TheJournal.ie Shoppers are at their happiest in nearly 8 years so it's all down to the budget now On A High

Shoppers are at their happiest in nearly 8 years so it's all down to the budget now

Customer sentiment is higher than it has been since January 2007.

From TheJournal.ie Here are 7 things we know about the Budget so far Budget 2015

Here are 7 things we know about the Budget so far

With just over a week to go, we’re getting excited.

From TheJournal.ie Is the recovery finally gathering pace in the Midlands? The retailers of Athlone weigh in... Main St Ireland

Is the recovery finally gathering pace in the Midlands? The retailers of Athlone weigh in...

Some long-established businesses say there’s little optimism out there, but others say that things are finally beginning to look a little brighter.

From TheJournal.ie €500m needed to tackle homelessness as 'ten children a week lose their home' Budget 2015

€500m needed to tackle homelessness as 'ten children a week lose their home'

Focus Ireland is calling for an ‘immediate’ increase in rent supplement in Budget 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 4 things that can be implemented in the Budget to promote economic growth Budget 2015

Opinion: 4 things that can be implemented in the Budget to promote economic growth

For Ireland’s recovery is to be truly successful, our growth must be sustainable – and felt throughout the entire country – writes Ian Talbot of Chambers Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Love/Hate, dolphins, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Love/Hate, dolphins, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers

Plus: What’s the average age for people getting married now?

From TheJournal.ie Acute and mental health services on 'the brink of collapse' Budget 2015

Acute and mental health services on 'the brink of collapse'

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association is called for increased funding for hospital consultants in Budget 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Soup kitchen founder says 2014 "worst year yet" for struggling families Food Aid

Soup kitchen founder says 2014 "worst year yet" for struggling families

The ‘Twist’ mobile food service is now bringing food aid directly to hard-hit estates in the Midlands and West.

From TheJournal.ie The Briefcase: No-go hollier zones, pre-budget chat and the value of reading the fine print Inbox Me
From TheJournal.ie With 12 days until the Budget, here's how the numbers are shaping up Exchequer Returns

With 12 days until the Budget, here's how the numbers are shaping up

The final exchequer returns before Budget 2015 have been released this evening.

From TheJournal.ie 'Be business focused not jobs focused' - government told Budget 2015

'Be business focused not jobs focused' - government told

Owner-operators should have their costs cut in the budget to create long-term jobs, ISME says.

From TheJournal.ie Disability groups demand an end to 'draconian' cuts Don't Leave Us Behind

Disability groups demand an end to 'draconian' cuts

“This has to stop.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Don't try to choke off the recovery with more austerity' Budget 2015

'Don't try to choke off the recovery with more austerity'

Ireland’s ‘growth beacon’ economy should mean tax cuts – not another tough budget, economist says.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'll give my opinion as a doctor and young man at a later stage' - Varadkar Not Repealing The 8th

'I'll give my opinion as a doctor and young man at a later stage' - Varadkar

The Health Minister said that the Government has no plans to update the Constitution in relation to abortion.

From TheJournal.ie Cutting top rate of tax could give 'half of taxpayers' more money in their pocket Budget 15

Cutting top rate of tax could give 'half of taxpayers' more money in their pocket

Ibec also believe it would help stem brain-drain.

From TheJournal.ie How much of a bottle of a €9 wine goes on taxes? Wine Oh

How much of a bottle of a €9 wine goes on taxes?

It’s quite a bit.

From TheJournal.ie There's "no room" in the Irish economy for tax cuts - we should be investing instead Careful Now

There's "no room" in the Irish economy for tax cuts - we should be investing instead

The conditions just aren’t right yet, the Nevin Institute has said.

From TheJournal.ie 'Budget 2015 needs to give struggling families the peace and security they're entitled to' Cuts

'Budget 2015 needs to give struggling families the peace and security they're entitled to'

An alliance of charities are calling for cuts to be reversed before tax breaks are introduced.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Noonan was told to scrap water charges in the Budget. Here's how he took it... Tapped Out

Michael Noonan was told to scrap water charges in the Budget. Here's how he took it...

The Finance Minister was upbeat in slapping down the suggestion.