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#Budget 2012

# budget-2012 - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Charity insists tenants should not be liable for household charge
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Charity insists tenants should not be liable for household charge

Dec 15th 2011, 4:31 PM 4,028 Views 79 Comments

A group representing landlords said its members would be forced to pass on the charge to tenants as TDs today outlined their reasons for not paying.

Opposition TDs outline plans for Household Charge boycott
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Opposition TDs outline plans for Household Charge boycott

Dec 15th 2011, 7:35 AM 4,036 Views 214 Comments

Socialists and others have outlined a campaign where they will urge 1.6 million households not to register for the charge.

# budget-2012 - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Column: The Government promised ‘war on quangos’ – so why are they creating new ones?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Government promised ‘war on quangos’ – so why are they creating new ones?

Dec 14th 2011, 7:30 AM 71 Views 52 Comments

A whole new layer of bureaucracy is part of the Government’s fiscal plan, writes Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming.

# budget-2012 - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Your best post-Budget 2012 money-saving tips
# Life After Budget
# Life After Budget

Your best post-Budget 2012 money-saving tips

Dec 13th 2011, 7:30 PM 6,325 Views 12 Comments

Over the weekend we asked you for your best tips on saving money over the coming year. Here’s a round-up of your top tips…

Ireland's economic growth forecast to hit just 1 per cent next year
# Growth
# Growth

Ireland's economic growth forecast to hit just 1 per cent next year

Dec 13th 2011, 9:56 AM 1,992 Views 19 Comments

Moody’s says that the fragility of the state’s economic recovery coupled with recent eurozone pressures mean growth won’t hit the govt target for 2012.

# budget-2012 - Monday 12 December, 2011

Budget 2012 will 'devastate' disadvantaged schools - INTO
# Education Cuts
# Education Cuts

Budget 2012 will 'devastate' disadvantaged schools - INTO

Dec 12th 2011, 8:38 PM 2,737 Views 37 Comments

The teachers’ union has said that disadvantaged schools will lose hundreds of teaching posts – which will instead be reallocated to schools in better off areas.

# budget-2012 - Sunday 11 December, 2011

Open thread: what are your best money-saving tips?
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

Open thread: what are your best money-saving tips?

Dec 11th 2011, 3:00 PM 7,502 Views 84 Comments

Now that we know what’s in Budget 2012, we want you to share your best cash-scrimping advice with TheJournal.ie’s readers…

Column: Of course we have recession fatigue - with added VAT
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Of course we have recession fatigue - with added VAT

Dec 11th 2011, 8:45 AM 30 Views 28 Comments

Government ministers were falling over themselves in June to tell us that a VAT reduction for the hospitality sector would create jobs – so what do they reckon a VAT increase to 23 per cent elsewhere will do?

# budget-2012 - Saturday 10 December, 2011

All community employment schemes under review, Minister confirms
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

All community employment schemes under review, Minister confirms

Dec 10th 2011, 4:28 PM 4,363 Views 29 Comments

Joan Burton said that schemes which “provide value for money” do not have “anything to fear” from the review.

# budget-2012 - Friday 9 December, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules - On giving Brian Hayes a helping hand
# Opinion
From The Daily Edge
# Opinion

Column: Cardinal Rules - On giving Brian Hayes a helping hand

Dec 9th 2011, 8:30 PM 2 Views 5 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland reflects on the needy and vulnerable of Ireland, including members of Government who now have to subsist on only several thousand euro a week…

# budget-2012 - Thursday 8 December, 2011

140 companies closed in the last 7 days
# Closures
# Closures

140 companies closed in the last 7 days

Dec 8th 2011, 8:30 PM 6,958 Views 28 Comments

One of the dissolved businesses had been established just over 50 years ago…

Banker who suggests future NAMA sell-off appointed as advisory group chair
# NAMA
# NAMA

Banker who suggests future NAMA sell-off appointed as advisory group chair

Dec 8th 2011, 5:44 PM 2,186 Views 13 Comments

Michael Geoghegan is the former CEO of HSBC and will be the chair of the NAMA advisory group set up by the Minister for Finance earlier this week.

Two senators nominated by Enda Kenny critical of Budget 2012
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Two senators nominated by Enda Kenny critical of Budget 2012

Dec 8th 2011, 5:37 PM 2,875 Views 8 Comments

Katherine Zappone has questioned ‘external pressure’ on the Government’s choice of cuts while Jillian van Turnhout says it was not a child-friendly document.

Column: The right choices - was this an Irish Budget?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The right choices - was this an Irish Budget?

Dec 8th 2011, 5:37 PM 9 Views 25 Comments

Independent Senator Katherine Zappone argues that the Government succumbed to external pressure to put the requirements of the troika over greater collective recovery and sustainability.

TDs begin debating Budget 2012's social welfare cuts
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

TDs begin debating Budget 2012's social welfare cuts

Dec 8th 2011, 4:04 PM 2,609 Views 11 Comments

The Social Welfare Bill 2011 will be voted on by TDs tomorrow – but former Labour TDs Penrose and Nulty have broken ranks again.

Poll: Should people be helped onto the property ladder?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should people be helped onto the property ladder?

Dec 8th 2011, 11:26 AM 3,885 Views 82 Comments

Do you agree with the Government’s plans to boost mortgage interest relief? Let us know…

Explainer: Changes to mortgage interest relief
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Explainer: Changes to mortgage interest relief

Dec 8th 2011, 11:23 AM 2,977 Views 11 Comments

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has introduced changes to the mortgage interest relief available to buyers and home owners as part of next year’s Budget – but what does it mean?

Bishops urge government to abandon cuts to child benefit
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Bishops urge government to abandon cuts to child benefit

Dec 8th 2011, 9:53 AM 1,427 Views 28 Comments

At their winter meeting, the Irish Bishops’ Conference welcomes the U-turn on disability benefit – but remain concerned.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Dec 8th 2011, 8:32 AM 7,110 Views 14 Comments

Nine things you should know this morning…

# budget-2012 - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Bishops express concern over relations between Ireland and Vatican
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Bishops express concern over relations between Ireland and Vatican

Dec 7th 2011, 7:41 PM 3,364 Views 63 Comments

In a statement, the Catholic bishops said: “A state’s foreign policy should include respect for the spiritual values of its citizens”.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Dec 7th 2011, 4:45 PM 3,027 Views 4 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Infographic of the day: Budget 2012
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Infographic of the day: Budget 2012

Dec 7th 2011, 12:13 PM 4,067 Views 6 Comments

The VAT increase, the Household Charge, cigarettes and alcohol – get all of the main points of Budget 2012 in two rather nifty infographics.

Slideshow: Today's Budget 2012 front pages
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Slideshow: Today's Budget 2012 front pages

Dec 7th 2011, 11:01 AM 1,695 Views 1 Comment

From boosting the property market to fuel tax and VAT increases, check out what the front pages have to say about the Budget this morning.

Government "will revisit" Budget cut to disability allowance
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Government "will revisit" Budget cut to disability allowance

Dec 7th 2011, 10:54 AM 4,064 Views 53 Comments

Enda Kenny says the proposal to cut disability benefit for young people by up to €111 per week will be reviewed.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Dec 7th 2011, 8:33 AM 4,560 Views 10 Comments

Nine things you should know this morning…

Budget 2012: What's already come into effect?
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Budget 2012: What's already come into effect?

Dec 7th 2011, 8:09 AM 4,957 Views 13 Comments

We have a quick look at the measures approved by the Dáil last night, and check which ones have come into effect already.

Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures

Dec 7th 2011, 7:35 AM 4,792 Views 3 Comments

There was plenty at stake in the austere Budget presented by Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan over the past two days. This slideshow will fill you in…

Poll: How do you feel after Budget 2012?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How do you feel after Budget 2012?

Dec 7th 2011, 7:00 AM 3,766 Views 78 Comments

Do you feel more down in the dumps after Budget 2012 – or do you feel more relieved than you expected to? Tell us in our sentiment poll this morning…

Readers’ panel: How Budget 2012 has affected YOU
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Readers’ panel: How Budget 2012 has affected YOU

Dec 7th 2011, 12:30 AM 6,055 Views 50 Comments

How is the Budget going to affect readers? We’ve asked a broad selection of readers what they think about the news from the past two days to find out.

# budget-2012 - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

'Secret' Anglo-Irish Treaty of 6 December 1921 now online
# Irony
# Irony

'Secret' Anglo-Irish Treaty of 6 December 1921 now online

Dec 6th 2011, 10:32 PM 6,630 Views 35 Comments

Today, the buzzwords are financial sovereignty. Exactly 90 years ago today, this treaty led to bitter war over Irish sovereignty.

Readers' Panel: Full-time carer
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Readers' Panel: Full-time carer

Dec 6th 2011, 10:18 PM 1,525 Views 0 Comments

Ann Hughes had been concerned that Carer’s Allowance would be cut. The government left it alone – but there were other changes which will still affect her.

Readers' panel: Married with children
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Readers' panel: Married with children

Dec 6th 2011, 9:58 PM 3,592 Views 17 Comments

John, a father of five, says he’ll be hit hard by road tax and the cut in child benefit – and says that not enough is being done to support entrepreneurs.

Readers' Panel: Unemployed
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Readers' Panel: Unemployed

Dec 6th 2011, 9:57 PM 2,957 Views 6 Comments

Glyn Carragher is relieved that unemployment benefit hasn’t been cut – but is worried that the Government has taken no action on job creation.

Readers' Panel: Student
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Readers' Panel: Student

Dec 6th 2011, 9:56 PM 1,969 Views 9 Comments

Budget 2012 has brought a €250 registration fee increase for third-level students, cut student grants by 3 per cent, and cut maintenance payments for new postgrad entrants.

Readers' Panel: Separated mother-of-four
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Readers' Panel: Separated mother-of-four

Dec 6th 2011, 9:55 PM 2,680 Views 6 Comments

Budget 2012 has seen cuts to child benefit for third and fourth children, changes to motor tax, and changes to the Universal Social Charge.

Readers' Panel: Single and working full time
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Readers' Panel: Single and working full time

Dec 6th 2011, 9:54 PM 4,586 Views 16 Comments

Budget 2012 has seen an increase of 2 percentage points in VAT and an increase in tax on fuel.

GALLERY: A day of Budget protests at Leinster House
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

GALLERY: A day of Budget protests at Leinster House

Dec 6th 2011, 9:53 PM 2,635 Views 26 Comments

Various lobby and protest groups held demonstrations in Dublin today, to coincide with the Budget announcements. Here’s a sample.

Readers' panel: Small business owner
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Readers' panel: Small business owner

Dec 6th 2011, 9:53 PM 1,801 Views 5 Comments

Con Traas owns a small business in south Tipperary and is concerned about the effect of the rise in VAT rate.

Budget 2012: Motor tax hike of 7.5 per cent for most vehicles
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Budget 2012: Motor tax hike of 7.5 per cent for most vehicles

Dec 6th 2011, 9:52 PM 12,250 Views 28 Comments

Wondering how much your car will cost you next year? Read on for the full extent of tax and fuel hikes…

Government admits defeat on upward-only rent reviews
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Government admits defeat on upward-only rent reviews

Dec 6th 2011, 8:46 PM 4,607 Views 26 Comments

The government formally abandons legislation to abolish upward-only rent reviews, citing conflicts with the Constitution.