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From TheJournal.ie Budget 2012: Help for first-time buyers - but it 'won't solve real problems' Budget 2012

Budget 2012: Help for first-time buyers - but it 'won't solve real problems'

Michael Noonan also confirmed the introduction of the widely expected €100 household charge.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin TD tweets Budget 2012 measures before they're announced Budget 2012 This post contains images

Sinn Féin TD tweets Budget 2012 measures before they're announced

As Michael Noonan began to deliver his speech in the Dáil chamber, Jonathan O’Brien was already delivering the news on cigarettes, the USC, and other tax rises.

From TheJournal.ie Nulty to vote against Budget - 40 days after becoming a Labour TD Budget 2012

Nulty to vote against Budget - 40 days after becoming a Labour TD

The Dáil’s newest member says he will vote against the Budget, saying the household charge and VAT hike are “deeply regressive”.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s Michael Noonan’s Budget 2012 speech… as a word cloud Budget 2012

Here’s Michael Noonan’s Budget 2012 speech… as a word cloud

A pictorial representation of Michael Noonan’s Budget 2012 speech, as delivered to Dáil Éireann this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie In full: Michael Noonan's Budget speech to the Dáil Budget 2012

In full: Michael Noonan's Budget speech to the Dáil

The full text, as prepared in advance, of Michael Noonan’s Budget 2012 speech to the Dáil delivered this afternoon.

We could tell you about the Irish Secret Service budget, but then we'd have to kill you

One small part of the Budget hasn’t been touched this year: the secret service is retaining its €1m funding. SO what does it do?

From TheJournal.ie Column: We had to make difficult cuts in the Budget - but these are extraordinary times Opinion

Column: We had to make difficult cuts in the Budget - but these are extraordinary times

Social welfare spending has to be cut in order to balance the budget – but we can still protect the most vulnerable, says Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection.

Forget the cuts – here’s some Budget Day Budgies to lighten the mood For The Birds This post contains images

Forget the cuts – here’s some Budget Day Budgies to lighten the mood

A little light relief amid all the doom and and gloom…

From TheJournal.ie Changes to part-time jobseeker's payment will not benefit unemployed - INOU Budget 2012

Changes to part-time jobseeker's payment will not benefit unemployed - INOU

The unemployed will not benefit from the changes to the way jobseeker’s payments are paid, the Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed has said.

From TheJournal.ie 'Irish people deserve better': Budget comes under fire from Opposition leaders Budget12

'Irish people deserve better': Budget comes under fire from Opposition leaders

Micheál Martin, Gerry Adams and Thomas Pringle have criticised the Government’s Budget measures in a series of televised addresses.

From TheJournal.ie Column: This Budget will cut 15,000 jobs from our economy Opinion

Column: This Budget will cut 15,000 jobs from our economy

Enda Kenny called it a ‘Budget for jobs’ – but the very opposite is the truth. We can expect dole lines to lengthen, writes Michael Taft.

From TheJournal.ie Caption competition: What is Brendan Howlin saying? Caption Competition

Caption competition: What is Brendan Howlin saying?

In this picture, the Minister appears to be demonstrating something with his right hand as he announces the Budget…

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

In tonight’s Fix: All the latest from the Budget; good news for Ryan Tubridy; and the world’s Christmas capital (which you’ve never heard of…)

From TheJournal.ie Let us know: What do you think of the Budget so far? Open Thread

Let us know: What do you think of the Budget so far?

One Budget day down, one to go – and we’re looking for your thoughts about the proceedings so far…

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warn that station closures 'will change DNA of policing' Budget 2012

Gardaí warn that station closures 'will change DNA of policing'

31 Garda stations will be closed as part of Budget cutbacks – a move that Gardaí say will destroy the ethos of community policing.

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: the first half of Budget 2012 Budget 2012

In numbers: the first half of Budget 2012

A numerical breakdown of where the government has cut €2.2 billion in spending,

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: day one of Budget 2012 Budget 2012 This post contains images

In pictures: day one of Budget 2012

How the day has unfolded in pictures…

From TheJournal.ie VHI warns premiums could jump 50 per cent over health reforms Health Insurance

VHI warns premiums could jump 50 per cent over health reforms

Minister Howlin said the govt would seek to save €143m by improving “the generation and collection of private income in public hospitals”.

From TheJournal.ie Gallery: how Twitter reacted to Budget 2012 Budget 2012 This post contains images

Gallery: how Twitter reacted to Budget 2012

Here’s how the Twittersphere saw part one of the Budget 2012 announcements…

From TheJournal.ie Child benefit cut 'unfairly targets the most vulnerable' Budget12

Child benefit cut 'unfairly targets the most vulnerable'

Larger families – who are already more at risk of experiencing poverty – will bear the brunt of reductions to child benefit, a charity has warned.

From TheJournal.ie Number of PRSI payments to qualify for widow's pension trebled Pensions

Number of PRSI payments to qualify for widow's pension trebled

The govt is increasing the qualifying number of PRSI payments for a Widow(er)’s and the Surviving Civil Partner’s contributory pensions from 156 to 520.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Student registration fee to rise again by €250 Budget12

Student registration fee to rise again by €250

The increase will have a serious impact on families across the country, the Union of Students in Ireland has warned.

From TheJournal.ie Drug payment scheme threshold increase will hit families, says IPU Health

Drug payment scheme threshold increase will hit families, says IPU

The government has announced a €13.644 budget for health in 2012 – and says the state must save €543 million on healthcare spending.

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2012 (pt 1): the main points of Brendan Howlin’s announcement Budget 2012

Budget 2012 (pt 1): the main points of Brendan Howlin’s announcement

Part one of Budget 2012 has been delivered by Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin, here’s what we’ve found out today.

From TheJournal.ie Here is Brendan Howlin's Budget 2012 announcement... in a word cloud Budget 2012

Here is Brendan Howlin's Budget 2012 announcement... in a word cloud

Brendan Howlin’s speech to the Dáil visualised in a word cloud…

From TheJournal.ie Budget postgraduate cuts 'will push more onto the dole', say students Budget12

Budget postgraduate cuts 'will push more onto the dole', say students

Maintenance grants will be axed for postgrad students – who have warned the move could end up costing more in welfare benefits.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Brendan Howlin's Budget 2012 speech to the Dáil Budget 2012 This post contains videos

As it happened: Brendan Howlin's Budget 2012 speech to the Dáil

Miss the announcement? Never fear. Here’s our text commentary as Brendan Howlin set the ball rolling on Budget 2012.

From TheJournal.ie 'Less than €2 a week': Government publishes household charge bill Household Charge

'Less than €2 a week': Government publishes household charge bill

The charge will come into effect in the New Year the government has confirmed.

Budget Day neckties... just what do they mean?

What are the unspoken messages given out by a minister’s tie? Fashion expert Alanna Gallagher reveals all…

From TheJournal.ie Opposition preparing televised responses to Enda's state of the nation speech State Of The Nation

Opposition preparing televised responses to Enda's state of the nation speech

Three RTÉ slots are expected to be made available to opposition politicians this evening, while TV3 will provide time on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you watch the Budget announcement? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the Budget announcement?

The time has come to unveil the Budget – but will you watch the action unfold?

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Taoiseach outlines challenges facing Ireland in state of the nation address State Of The Nation This post contains videos

Watch: Taoiseach outlines challenges facing Ireland in state of the nation address

Enda Kenny addressed the nation in a historic televised event this evening. Watch it now…

From TheJournal.ie Here's what Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the nation... in a word cloud State Of The Nation

Here's what Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the nation... in a word cloud

Enda Kenny’s address to the nation visualised.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's state of the nation address State Of The Nation

As it happened: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's state of the nation address

The Taoiseach is addressed the nation ahead of Budget 2012 tonight. Here’s what happened…

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In tonight’s Fix: Enda preps for his address to the nation; some thoughts and opinions on a crucial week ahead for the country; and just what is the ‘Panda Express?’

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2012: Top tips for beating Budget stress Budget 2012

Budget 2012: Top tips for beating Budget stress

It’s all about writing things down, talking things through, and not allowing your worries to spiral out of control.

From TheJournal.ie Majority of public don't trust coalition on public finances - Red C poll Coalition

Majority of public don't trust coalition on public finances - Red C poll

A poll published in today’s Sunday Business Post shows a clear majority of people do not trust the coalition on the public finances.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘The first thing I always pay is the rent’ – families under pressure Opinion

Column: ‘The first thing I always pay is the rent’ – families under pressure

The recession is hurting everyone, but children are among the most vulnerable. Finola Halligan of Barnardos describes her experiences on the front line of poverty.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach breaches pay cap to award former advisor €35k pay rise Salary Cap

Taoiseach breaches pay cap to award former advisor €35k pay rise

The Taoiseach overruled both the Finance Minister and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to grant his long-time former advisor a salary of €127,000, the Irish Mail on Sunday has revealed.