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From TheJournal.ie Budget leaks: Dublin and Brussels in €300m dispute over public pay bill Budget 2012

Budget leaks: Dublin and Brussels in €300m dispute over public pay bill Exclusive

The government says cutting public jobs will save €2.5bn by 2015 – but the European Commission’s draft report is far less optimistic.

From TheJournal.ie Budget leaks: €3.5bn Budget for 2013 still won’t meet Troika targets Budget 2012

Budget leaks: €3.5bn Budget for 2013 still won’t meet Troika targets Exclusive

Briefing notes prepared for German MPs also predict that employment will continue to fall next year, and that Ireland may miss bank targets.

From TheJournal.ie REVEALED: Government’s leaked plans for Ireland’s austerity budgets Budget Leaks

REVEALED: Government’s leaked plans for Ireland’s austerity budgets Exclusive

TheJournal.ie has obtained the documents, given to German MPs, which outline the contents of the 2012 and 2013 Budgets.

From TheJournal.ie Berlin documents were compiled six weeks BEFORE Budget Day Budget 2012

Berlin documents were compiled six weeks BEFORE Budget Day Exclusive

The documents sent to Germany’s parliamentary committees were compiled by Brussels while Ireland was busy with its election.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Confusion over how Budget documents ended up in Germany Budget 2012

Confusion over how Budget documents ended up in Germany

It is understood the documents were disclosed to a German finance committee after being passed to it by the EU-IMF troika.

From TheJournal.ie Opposition calls on government to explain 2 per cent VAT rise report VAT

Opposition calls on government to explain 2 per cent VAT rise report

The Department of Finance has insisted that no decisions have been made but a document in the German Bundestag says different.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 40,000 more children living in poverty since last year – Barnardos Child Poverty

Up to 40,000 more children living in poverty since last year – Barnardos

The children’s charity estimates that there could be nearly 130,000 children living in consistent poverty in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Unemployment group welcomes Budget’s freeze for welfare rates Budget 2012

Unemployment group welcomes Budget’s freeze for welfare rates

The Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed welcomes Fergus O’Dowd’s assurance that welfare rates will not be cut.

From TheJournal.ie Cigarette sales fall by 10 per cent Smoking

Cigarette sales fall by 10 per cent

Meanwhile consumption of cheaper rolled tobacco has increased dramatically.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Catch up on the day’s main stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2012: The cuts (and petitions) outlined so far… Budget 2012

Budget 2012: The cuts (and petitions) outlined so far…

Property charges, VAT increases and One Parent Family payments: Looking ahead to some of what may feature in next month’s Budget 2012 announcement.

From TheJournal.ie Liveblog: Capital spending announcement Liveblog

Liveblog: Capital spending announcement

Join us from 12 noon when we’ll be liveblogging the major goverment speech on capital spending with details on plans for projects such as Metro North, Thornton Hall and DIT.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Capital spending cuts to be unveiled today Spending Cuts

Capital spending cuts to be unveiled today

Several major projects are expected to be set aside as €750million is cut from the Government’s capital budget.

From TheJournal.ie Burton: ‘We’re not talking about’ €700m cut to social protection Social Protection

Burton: ‘We’re not talking about’ €700m cut to social protection

The Minister for Social Protection said she was “very confident” a figure reported this morning was not accurate.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How are you feeling after this afternoon's fiscal update? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How are you feeling after this afternoon's fiscal update?

Michael Noonan told us to brace ourselves for €12.4bn of “pain” by 2015 – but did his announcement really worry you or are we used to it by now?

From TheJournal.ie LIVEBLOG: The Government’s four-year economic plan is announced Austerity

LIVEBLOG: The Government’s four-year economic plan is announced

Join us as we keep you up-to-date on what Finance Minister Michael Noonan reveals is in store in the medium-term fiscal statement.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach to address nation on state of Irish economy Enda This post contains videos

Taoiseach to address nation on state of Irish economy

Enda Kenny is expected to outline the government’s economic policy and Ireland’s finances ahead of the Budget 2012 announcement early next month.

From TheJournal.ie Wealth tax could raise €500million for State, say unions Wealth Tax

Wealth tax could raise €500million for State, say unions

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has also proposed a minimum levy on high earners in its pre-Budget submission.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers ask for Croke Park principles to apply to them too Farming

Farmers ask for Croke Park principles to apply to them too

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association have appealed to the Government not to hand down further cuts to the sector.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Thursday Take 5

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Troika: Irish programme is succeeding but challenges ahead Troika

Troika: Irish programme is succeeding but challenges ahead

Following a 10-day assessment of Ireland’s rescue package, the European Central Bank, European Commission and International Monetary Fund remain upbeat on the economy’s future.

From TheJournal.ie Govt says third review of Irish rescue programme was “successful” Troika

Govt says third review of Irish rescue programme was “successful”

Finance Minister has said that there will be a correction as close as possible to €3.6 billion in Budget 2012 and this was discussed with the Troika.

THE TAOISEACH, Enda Kenny, has this afternoon confirmed Tuesday, December 6 as the date on which the Budget for 2012 will be announced. The Budget is expected to find between €3.6bn and €4bn in new taxes and spending cuts.

From TheJournal.ie Meeting Troika targets in 2012 is “not credible”, says social justice body Budget 2012

Meeting Troika targets in 2012 is “not credible”, says social justice body

Social Justice Ireland says two-thirds of Ireland’s budget cuts should come from tax increases, though not from income tax.

From TheJournal.ie Rabbitte says cabinet’s budget negotiations will be ‘extremely difficult’ Budget 2012

Rabbitte says cabinet’s budget negotiations will be ‘extremely difficult’

The Minister for Communications believes that the government should go no further then cutting €3.6 billion in the forthcoming budget.

From TheJournal.ie Back to work scheme to be proposed for Budget 2012 Unemployment

Back to work scheme to be proposed for Budget 2012

Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection, today said she would be proposing a new return to work scheme in the upcoming budget.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Wednesday Take 5

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie €4 billion ‘should be cut in Budget 2012′ Budget 2012

€4 billion ‘should be cut in Budget 2012′

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says the government needs to cut €4 billion from its spending if the state is expected to meet its 2015 deficit target.

From TheJournal.ie Social welfare could be cut by up to €1bn Budget 2012

Social welfare could be cut by up to €1bn

It is hoped that efforts to reduce fraud and decrease rental supplements could return savings of €1 billion.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Alternative Budget’ claims to save €3.6billion without hitting poor Alternative Budget

‘Alternative Budget’ claims to save €3.6billion without hitting poor

New proposals would deliver the necessary savings while also making Ireland fairer, according to Social Justice Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Unemployment rate drops slightly in September 2011 Unemployment

Unemployment rate drops slightly in September 2011

While rate appears to be stablising, the proportion of those on the Live Register long-term has increased.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach defends apparent U-turn on advisers’ salary cap Dáil Éireann

Taoiseach defends apparent U-turn on advisers’ salary cap

Gerry Adams accuses Enda Kenny of breaching his own promise about the extent of pay for special advisers.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: If taxes are raised in Budget 2012, which should they be? Vox Pop This post contains videos

WATCH: If taxes are raised in Budget 2012, which should they be?

The very wealthy would be paying a great deal more tax if the respondents in this video vox pop had their way…

From TheJournal.ie Government plays down apparent spending cuts revelations Budget

Government plays down apparent spending cuts revelations

Comments made by the Justice Minister in the Dáil last week about proposed cuts on the way in his department have been dismissed as figures taken from a savings proposal.

From TheJournal.ie Consumer sentiment drops amid ongoing job security and Budget fears Consumer Sentiment

Consumer sentiment drops amid ongoing job security and Budget fears

Sentiment in Ireland didn’t fall as much as among other Europeans or in the US – possibly because of an already-poor outlook here.

From TheJournal.ie Minister rules out prospect of tax on ‘junk food’ Fat Tax

Minister rules out prospect of tax on ‘junk food’

James Reilly rules out taxing high-fat foods, but is to ask fast food operators to display the calorie counts of meals on their menus.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Monday Take 5

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you worried about December’s Budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about December’s Budget?

Pat Rabbitte has been dropping ominous warnings about the pain contained in Budget 2012 – but is it too early for us to be getting anxious.