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Column: Here’s how the Budget could have been fairer
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Column: Here’s how the Budget could have been fairer

Dec 12th 2012, 7:00 AM 21 Views 62 Comments

It was an exercise in macho posturing, writes Mary Murphy – but there are ways for the Government to boost our confidence in them.

Prospect of October Budget welcomed amid calls for more open process
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Prospect of October Budget welcomed amid calls for more open process

Dec 10th 2012, 6:45 AM 5,765 Views 13 Comments

Budget 2013 is less than a week old but already thoughts are turning to Budget 2014 and the possibility it could be held earlier than December next year.

Here is the week's news... skewed
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# Not The New

Here is the week's news... skewed

Dec 8th 2012, 5:00 PM 5,521 Views 4 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Wine replaces the euro as common currency; Budget enshrines right to die in poverty and exclusive details of the Love/Hate Christmas special.

Opposition parties hit back at criticism of their alternative budgets
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Opposition parties hit back at criticism of their alternative budgets

Dec 8th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,024 Views 51 Comments

The government claims neither of the two main opposition parties had their pre-budget submissions fully costed but this has been described as a “complete red herring” by Fianna Fáil.

Names of 100 garda stations to close next year
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Names of 100 garda stations to close next year

Dec 6th 2012, 2:50 PM 29,856 Views 71 Comments

Minister Shatter said that a garda sitting at a desk in a small garda station for three hours a day is not the best way to tackle crime.

Column: This Budget isn't just bad - it's at odds with Government policies
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Column: This Budget isn't just bad - it's at odds with Government policies

Dec 6th 2012, 1:01 PM 25 Views 30 Comments

The cuts contained in this Budget fly in the face of Government statements on growth and protection. They’re difficult to justify, writes Michael Taft.

7 people who were really keen to get cheaper wine...
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# Wine Flu

7 people who were really keen to get cheaper wine...

Dec 6th 2012, 10:37 AM 21,592 Views 31 Comments

… and some people who didn’t understand the fuss

Buried news: what happened yesterday (other than Budget 2013)?
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Buried news: what happened yesterday (other than Budget 2013)?

Dec 6th 2012, 8:18 AM 8,399 Views 5 Comments

You may have missed these nuggets in the flurry of austerity announcements.

Readers’ panel: How Budget 2013 has affected YOU
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Readers’ panel: How Budget 2013 has affected YOU

Dec 6th 2012, 6:01 AM 5,491 Views 10 Comments

How is the Budget going to affect readers? We asked a broad selection of them to find out.

Readers’ Panel: Single parent
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Readers’ Panel: Single parent

Dec 6th 2012, 6:00 AM 4,370 Views 13 Comments

Fenella Samways felt “truly horrified” by today’s Budget, feeling that those who can least afford to pay have been hit hardest once again.

Readers’ panel: Farmer
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Readers’ panel: Farmer

Dec 6th 2012, 6:00 AM 2,830 Views 4 Comments

Eric Driver is very disappointed in the loss of stamp duty relief for young farmers, calling it “short-sighted”.

Readers’ panel: Married with children
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Readers’ panel: Married with children

Dec 6th 2012, 6:00 AM 5,641 Views 7 Comments

Fintan Hynes thinks that the universal cut to the children’s allowance was unfair. He also thinks that the increase in car tax is going to make it a lot more difficult for couples who need to run two cars.

Readers’ Panel: Small business owner
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Readers’ Panel: Small business owner

Dec 6th 2012, 6:00 AM 2,763 Views 1 Comment

As a business owner, Gavin was happy that VAT remained unchanged and that there was no increase in the cost of fuel.

Readers’ panel: Single and working
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Readers’ panel: Single and working

Dec 6th 2012, 6:00 AM 5,311 Views 2 Comments

Don Donoghue feels that the cuts in this year’s Budget were disappointing but not entirely unexpected.

Readers’ Panel: Unemployed
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Readers’ Panel: Unemployed

Dec 6th 2012, 6:00 AM 3,155 Views 7 Comments

Jane, who’s unemployed and owns a house that’s in negative equity, is happy that the NPPR is to be axed but thinks that the blanket cut to the children’s allowance was a mistake.

Readers’ Panel: Cohabiter
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Readers’ Panel: Cohabiter

Dec 6th 2012, 6:00 AM 3,012 Views 0 Comments

Having bought a house this year, David Connolly estimates that today’s Budget has left him €523 worse off.

Readers’ Panel: Student
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Readers’ Panel: Student

Dec 6th 2012, 6:00 AM 2,164 Views 7 Comments

Andrew O’Connell had been expecting a greater cut to the Children’s Allowance. Overall, he believes today’s Budget could have been much worse.

Readers’ panel: Full-time carer
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Readers’ panel: Full-time carer

Dec 6th 2012, 6:00 AM 1,653 Views 5 Comments

Patricia Donlon is happy that carers haven’t been too badly hit but is disappointed at the cut to the respite care grant that she uses to “treat” her parents.

Readers’ panel: On disability allowance
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Readers’ panel: On disability allowance

Dec 6th 2012, 6:00 AM 1,105 Views 0 Comments

Elizabeth has not seen anything in the Budget that she believes will help her get the operation she needs or help her disabled son.

Readers’ panel: Pensioner
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Readers’ panel: Pensioner

Dec 6th 2012, 6:00 AM 1,975 Views 5 Comments

Pat Kelly was disappointed to hear that the respite grant had been cut but is happy that pensioners don’t seem to have been too badly effected.

BUDGET 2013: Here is what happened
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BUDGET 2013: Here is what happened

Dec 5th 2012, 10:50 PM 103,909 Views 115 Comments

TheJournal.ie brings you every detail of the Budget 2013 announcement, all the analysis and all the reaction.

The day Steve the Cat came to our office… in photos
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The day Steve the Cat came to our office… in photos

Dec 5th 2012, 10:00 PM 9,180 Views 21 Comments

Steve was in the DailyEdge.ie offices to offer some expert advice on Budget 2013.

Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments
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Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments

Dec 5th 2012, 7:33 PM 34,082 Views 90 Comments

Cuts to the child benefit rate is causing anxiety this evening, along with a range of other newly-announced changes.

Respite care grant cut by over €300 in budget
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Respite care grant cut by over €300 in budget

Dec 5th 2012, 6:08 PM 11,012 Views 41 Comments

The reduction represents a 19 per cent cut in the payment which is used by carers to pay for home help and respite care.

100 garda stations to close and 28 districts to amalgamate
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100 garda stations to close and 28 districts to amalgamate

Dec 5th 2012, 6:00 PM 15,332 Views 78 Comments

Apart from the closure of 98 part-time garda stations, two large stations in Stepaside and Kill O’ the Grange, Dublin will also close.

Finance Minister announces changes to pensions
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Finance Minister announces changes to pensions

Dec 5th 2012, 4:27 PM 6,460 Views 5 Comments

The reduced USC rate for some of those aged over 70 is to be discontinued, while tax relief on pension contributions will soon only subsidise pension schemes under €60k per annum.

Wine up by €1 a bottle, beer increasing by 10c a pint
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Wine up by €1 a bottle, beer increasing by 10c a pint

Dec 5th 2012, 3:58 PM 14,502 Views 90 Comments

The government has increased the excise on alcohol and cigarettes by more than was expected in Budget 2013.

In full: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech to the Dáil
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In full: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech to the Dáil

Dec 5th 2012, 3:53 PM 4,783 Views 4 Comments

The full text of the speech given by Brendan Howlin to the Dáil, as prepared in advance of delivery.

Noonan: Charitable donations to be subject to 'simplified' tax relief regime
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Noonan: Charitable donations to be subject to 'simplified' tax relief regime

Dec 5th 2012, 3:53 PM 3,043 Views 0 Comments

Donations made from the 2013 tax year will be subject to a new tax relief regime, with a “blended rate” of 31 per cent.

Steve the Cat has just heard about the €1 wine increase...
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# Purrrnot Grigio

Steve the Cat has just heard about the €1 wine increase...

Dec 5th 2012, 3:29 PM 2,665 Views 2 Comments

… and he needs a lie down.

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

Dec 5th 2012, 3:20 PM 7,932 Views 6 Comments

The full text of the speech given by Michael Noonan to the Dáil, as prepared in advance of delivery.

7 things to take your mind off Budget 2013
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# Anti-Budget

7 things to take your mind off Budget 2013

Dec 5th 2012, 3:12 PM 6,261 Views 4 Comments

The Budget is the anti-craic, so here are some little gems to cheer up your afternoon.

PHOTOS: Steve the Cat’s pre-budget meeting
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PHOTOS: Steve the Cat’s pre-budget meeting

Dec 5th 2012, 1:30 PM 1,283 Views 0 Comments

Economic analyst Mr Steve TheCat joins DailyEdge.ie for Budget 2013.

Keaveney support for Budget "not taken for a given"
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Keaveney support for Budget "not taken for a given"

Dec 5th 2012, 12:19 PM 2,873 Views 39 Comments

The Labour Party Chairman said that he ‘will look at the full package of the Budget’ before he votes tonight.

Meet our very special Budget 2013 analyst
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# I Can Haz Budget

Meet our very special Budget 2013 analyst

Dec 5th 2012, 8:00 AM 1,309 Views 3 Comments

Introducing the numbers man, Mr Steve TheCat.

Readers' Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from the Budget?
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Readers' Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from the Budget?

Dec 5th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,441 Views 31 Comments

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of today’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

Readers' Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2013?
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Readers' Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2013?

Dec 4th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,052 Views 21 Comments

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

Poll: Which should be introduced: a 'mansion tax' or higher USC on top earners?
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Poll: Which should be introduced: a 'mansion tax' or higher USC on top earners?

Dec 2nd 2012, 10:25 AM 10,931 Views 103 Comments

Today’s papers suggest the Cabinet has abandoned one in favour of the other. We’re asking: which would you introduce?

What motorists should expect in Budget 2013
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What motorists should expect in Budget 2013

Dec 2nd 2012, 8:00 AM 19,024 Views 85 Comments

VRT increases, road tax increases, and a new registration plate system.

Government income for 2012 to fall short of Budget target
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Government income for 2012 to fall short of Budget target

Dec 1st 2012, 11:25 AM 5,357 Views 25 Comments

The first documents for Budget 2013 show the government expecting a 4.5 per cent increase in income tax in 2013.

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