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From TheJournal.ie The government's financial advisers are totally cool with plans to spend an extra €1.5 billion Budget 2016
From TheJournal.ie Fiscal Advisory Council clarifies Spring's Prime Time Budget comments Budget

Fiscal Advisory Council clarifies Spring's Prime Time Budget comments

It said that its preferred policy is to continue with the planned adjustment of €3.1 billion.

From TheJournal.ie Cutting €1bn in public pay will shave up to 0.5% off GDP - ESRI Public Pay

Cutting €1bn in public pay will shave up to 0.5% off GDP - ESRI

Cutting public sector pay by €1bn will result in a reduction of 0.25% – 0.5% in GDP, according to the Economic and Social Research Institute.

From TheJournal.ie Holiday's over: Obama returns to Washington to deal with 'fiscal cliff' Let's Get Fiscal

Holiday's over: Obama returns to Washington to deal with 'fiscal cliff'

The US President has cut short his annual Christmas vacation in Hawaii to return to the White House in an attempt to avert the looming series of potentially devastating tax hikes and spending cuts.

From TheJournal.ie Greek coalition seeks negotiation on range of austerity measures Greece

Greek coalition seeks negotiation on range of austerity measures

The measures were agreed under the country’s international bailout arrangement.

From TheJournal.ie G8 leaders 'affirm interest' in Greece staying in the eurozone G8 This post contains videos

G8 leaders 'affirm interest' in Greece staying in the eurozone

Leaders also spoke of ensuring high standards of the ‘protection and enforcement’ of intellectual property rights.

Here is the week's news... skewed

BREAKING via The Mire wire: The Government’s You Retire, We Rehire policy; Israel to take on Ireland; the second referendum that won’t happen will be held on 22 June.

From TheJournal.ie ECB interest rates remain unchanged ECB

ECB interest rates remain unchanged

ECB head Mario Draghi said that there are “tenatative” signs of stabilisation in the eurozone.

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

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore suggests referendum may not be needed for EU deal Eurozone

Gilmore suggests referendum may not be needed for EU deal

The Tánaiste also said that it was “not in Ireland’s interest” to see Britain isolated in the EU over the deal.

From TheJournal.ie Government: Tax take is €500m less than we expected Exchequer Returns

Government: Tax take is €500m less than we expected

The latest exchequer figures are in – and it’s worse than expected.

From TheJournal.ie Sarkozy: We need to rethink Europe to save the euro Crisis This post contains videos

Sarkozy: We need to rethink Europe to save the euro

In a dramatic speech this evening, the French president said that there needs to be a “rethink” of how Europe is structured – and possibly a new treaty.

From TheJournal.ie Stalled US budget talks virtually stagnant Shutdown

Stalled US budget talks virtually stagnant

The standoff on US debt continues between Barrack Obama’s Democratic party, and the majority seat holders in Congress, the Republican party.

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