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#Budget 2012

# budget-2012 - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Winter fuel allowance to be extended following cold snap

The 410,000 people in receipt of the weekly €20 allowance will be given the allowance for an extra week.

# budget-2012 - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Here's where Ireland overspent by €1.118 billion on last year's Budget

Nine Departments and agencies needed extra top-ups to their funding in 2012. Here’s where the overflow went.

# budget-2012 - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Burton asks for extra €685 million in social protection funding... for 2012

On the day of Budget 2013, Joan Burton asks an Oireachtas committee to approve a 5.1 per cent increase for 2012.

# budget-2012 - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

'Sad occasion' for Bill Cullen as receiver appointed to Glencullen Holdings

The company operated Cullen’s last two Renault dealerships and is believed to owe him €19.5 million.

# budget-2012 - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Central Bank publishes letter on Fiscal Compact - Ireland on track for 2020

The letter states that, despite ‘many uncertainties’, the date of 2020 remains achievable.

# budget-2012 - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Column: Let’s get real – Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil should be in coalition

Labour isn’t happy in Government and Fianna Fáil merely snipe, writes Aaron McKenna. Why shouldn’t our two historically opposed parties get together?

# budget-2012 - Sunday 19 August, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday

The nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# budget-2012 - Friday 10 August, 2012

Retail organisation urges against negative budget speculation

While consumer confidence is on the increase, Retail Excellence Ireland warns that spending continues to fall.

# budget-2012 - Friday 20 July, 2012

Poll: Will the coalition government last until 2016? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will the coalition government last until 2016?

In its 16 months in office the coalition has by-and-large worked together solidly but will it last all the way until the next general election?

# budget-2012 - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Minister to reveal on Monday whether mini-Budget is needed

The next Stability Programme Update is due out next Monday – but Michael Noonan remains insistent that we’ll meet our targets.

# budget-2012 - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Charities say Social Welfare Bill will push one-parent families into poverty

The Social Welfare Bill being brought to the Dáil proposes to send single parents onto the dole when their youngest child turns 7.

# budget-2012 - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Taking one for the team: Sports Council budget reduced for 2012

The Irish Sports Council must continue to tighten its belt for the foreseeable future with a further €1.5million reduction on their budget.

# budget-2012 - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Budget body says Ireland could need €400m mini-budget

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says the Budget’s projections for economic growth may have been too ambitious.

# budget-2012 - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Osborne cuts corporate tax, creates credits for video game industry

Chancellor George Osborne has also raised the thresholds for income tax and child benefit, as well as hiking excise on cigarettes.

# budget-2012 - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Column: Universities in crisis because they have no support

Irish universities fell out of the top 100 institutions rankings today but, writes Stephen Donnelly TD, without a bold, ambitious vision from Government they’ll never get back into them.

# budget-2012 - Friday 9 March, 2012’s progress report for the Government: Public sector reform

The government promised to cut public sector numbers, increase accountability and improve performance. What’s happened?

# budget-2012 - Monday 5 March, 2012

State is overspending by €3,879 per person, according to TD's sums

Cork South West TD Noel Harrington has shared his Budget 2012 analysis with

# budget-2012 - Thursday 1 March, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# budget-2012 - Saturday 18 February, 2012

GALLERY: Single parents protest at 'discriminatory' Budget cuts S.P.A.R.K. This post contains images

GALLERY: Single parents protest at 'discriminatory' Budget cuts

The SPARK (Single Parents Acting for the Rights of Kids) group took to the streets against cuts to allowances and schemes.

# budget-2012 - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Dáil approves Finance Bill by 93 votes to 45

TDs vote in favour of the last part of the 2012 Budget, though there is still time for amendments to be made to the Bill.

# budget-2012 - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

'Few precedents' for scale of Ireland's austerity budgets, Gilmore admits

The Tánaiste told a US audience that budgetary measures had come “at a considerable cost to the Irish people”.

# budget-2012 - Saturday 28 January, 2012

NWCI chief quits over Govt's 'scant regard' for women's rights

Susan McKay said Budget cuts to Women’s Council funding had made it impossible for her to do her job properly.

# budget-2012 - Monday 16 January, 2012

School cuts could lead to death of rural Ireland, councillor warns

Cllr Declan Hurley said institutions making up the “backbone” of rural communities were now all under threat.

# budget-2012 - Thursday 12 January, 2012

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The Daily Fix: Thursday

In tonight’s fix: A bad day for jobs, a good day for the government – and for some primary teachers, and which important group want help from JobBridge interns?

Quinn announces review of cuts to DEIS teacher numbers

Education minister Ruairí Quinn says he will seek a report on the Budget’s impact on teaching posts in disadvantaged schools.

# budget-2012 - Monday 9 January, 2012

NCT charge to increase by 10 per cent

From 1 February, it will now cost you €55 to have your car deemed road-worthy (or not).

# budget-2012 - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Mortgage holders told to ensure new interest relief is applied

The Department of Finance says lenders have been told to apply mortgage interest relief with effect from January 1st.

# budget-2012 - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Late payment fee warning issued over €100 Household Charge

Around 700 people have already paid the charge, which came into effect on 1 January, according to the Household Charge Project Board.

# budget-2012 - Monday 2 January, 2012

Former taoisigh lose mobile phone and secretarial expenses

From yesterday, former taoisigh are no longer entitled to claim expenses for secretarial work and mobile phones from the state.

# budget-2012 - Sunday 1 January, 2012

All we want for 2012 (and what we won’t miss from 2011)’s writers have each picked one thing that they are glad to see the back of – and one thing they are looking forward to this year.

Budget 2012: What measures kick in today?

A number of the measures outlined in the Budget 2012 will kick in today – we take a look at what they are.

# budget-2012 - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Poll: Are you optimistic about 2012? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you optimistic about 2012?

The New Year is just days away but are you looking forward to it?

# budget-2012 - Friday 23 December, 2011

Companies ‘rushing redundancies’ to exploit Budget layoff changes – REI

Retail Excellence Ireland says companies have brought forward planned redundancies before the government cuts redundancy rates.

State spends over €65k this year on Garda stations that will close in 2012

Four of the 31 Garda stations that will close next year have had refurbishment works carried out on them in the past 12 months.

# budget-2012 - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Expert group set to issue property tax recommendations within four months

The government is expediting the process to determine what will eventually replace the already controversial household charge.

Column: Ireland’s addicted to property – and Noonan is risking another bubble

The Government is keeping us hooked on house buying exactly when it should be weaning us off, writes Ronan Lyons.

# budget-2012 - Sunday 18 December, 2011

Fine Gael and Labour support plunges in new poll

Satisfaction with the Government has nosedived by ten points in the wake of the Budget, the Sunday Times/Behaviour and Attitudes poll shows.

# budget-2012 - Saturday 17 December, 2011

New household charge could be docked from wages or welfare

People who boycott the annual payment – including several TDs – could see it taken directly from their paychecks or benefits, the Government has confirmed.

# budget-2012 - Friday 16 December, 2011

Pearse Doherty won't pay Household Charge - but says don't follow his lead

The Sinn Féin TD has said that anyone who doesn’t pay the charge should be mindful of legal and financial consequences.

Five Sinn Féin TDs will not pay the household charge

There are now 14 TDs in total who will not pay the €100 charge when it comes into effect in the New Year.

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