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# Budget 2012

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Brendan Howlin's Budget 2012 speech to the Dáil
Miss the announcement? Never fear. Here’s our text commentary as Brendan Howlin set the ball rolling on Budget 2012.
'Less than €2 a week': Government publishes household charge bill
The charge will come into effect in the New Year the government has confirmed.
Budget Day neckties... just what do they mean?
What are the unspoken messages given out by a minister’s tie? Fashion expert Alanna Gallagher reveals all…
Opposition preparing televised responses to Enda's state of the nation speech
Three RTÉ slots are expected to be made available to opposition politicians this evening, while TV3 will provide time on Wednesday.
PLAY: Budget Bingo 2012
It’s that time of year again – so why not ease your Budget anxieties with a round of’s Budget Bingo…
The alternative Budget: Sugar tax, gambling tax and a job creation competition
What do Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil and the United Left Alliance want to see happen with this week’s budget? We take a look at their pre-Budget submissions, and discover some surprising proposals…
Watch: Taoiseach outlines challenges facing Ireland in state of the nation address
Enda Kenny addressed the nation in a historic televised event this evening. Watch it now…
Here's what Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the nation... in a word cloud
Enda Kenny’s address to the nation visualised.
In full: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's address to the nation
Enda Kenny addressed the nation in a special televised statement tonight. Listen back and read the full text of his speech.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny's state of the nation address
The Taoiseach is addressed the nation ahead of Budget 2012 tonight. Here’s what happened…
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In tonight’s Fix: Enda preps for his address to the nation; some thoughts and opinions on a crucial week ahead for the country; and just what is the ‘Panda Express?’
Budget 2012: Top tips for beating Budget stress
It’s all about writing things down, talking things through, and not allowing your worries to spiral out of control.
Majority of public don't trust coalition on public finances - Red C poll
A poll published in today’s Sunday Business Post shows a clear majority of people do not trust the coalition on the public finances.
Column: ‘The first thing I always pay is the rent’ – families under pressure
The recession is hurting everyone, but children are among the most vulnerable. Finola Halligan of Barnardos describes her experiences on the front line of poverty.
Column: With decisions like this, how can we ever hope to escape crisis?
Closing a barracks will cost millions to save thousands, writes Brian Cleary. With decisions like that, what can we expect from the Budget?
Taoiseach to address the nation tonight
Enda Kenny will speak to the nation about the upcoming budget in an address to be broadcast on television tonight.
Child benefit cuts will target families with three or more children only
The cut will not apply to all child benefit payments – only those for third and subsequent children, according to reports today.
Readers' Panel: What are you expecting from the Budget?
We spoke to a wide range of readers about their hopes and fears for this week’s Budget. Here’s what they had to say.
In photos: Memorable Budget days of the past
Bruton’s VAT on children’s shoes, McCreevy’s decentralisation, Mac the Knife, ‘turning a corner’ – and plenty more.
In pictures: march against cuts to youth and community projects
A colourful march of community groups and others took place in the capital today.
Poll: Will you watch the Taoiseach's state of the nation address?
Ahead of an important week for the nation, the Taoiseach will be on our screens tomorrow night, but will you be watching?
TV3 says it can't interrupt X Factor for Taoiseach's state of the nation address
The station has complained the government left it too late to announce details of Enda Kenny’s address to the nation and says it will broadcast it after the X Factor tomorrow night.
The Daily Fix: Friday
Catch upon the day’s biggest stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
Confirmed: Taoiseach's state of the nation address to happen this Sunday
The much-anticipated speech will take place after the Nine O’Clock News on RTE One this Sunday.
Government: Tax take is €500m less than we expected
The latest exchequer figures are in – and it’s worse than expected.
Let us know: What would YOU do in the Budget?
Ireland must find savings of €3.8billion next week. How would you do it?
Column: How many people will austerity kill?
The debate on the health service is a morass of figures. But cuts are life-or-death moral choices, writes Aaron McKenna.
HSE rolls back on expenses row
The HSE had said that it wouldn’t pay travel expenses to its staff – but reversed the decision following a meeting between the Minister for Health and the head of the HSE.
Labour TD votes against renewing bank guarantee scheme
Tommy Broughan has been expelled from the Labour parliamentary party after he voted against extending the controversial bank guarantee scheme.
No sign of Enda Kenny's 'state of the nation' address
The Taoiseach told party colleagues earlier this month that he would give a televised address outlining the state’s position.
Poll: Will you pay the household charge?
The €100 annual household charge is on the way but some say they won’t pay it. What will you do?
Attorney General's concerns delay Household Charges Bill in the Dáil
The Taoiseach would not be drawn on what concerns the AG has but the bill will now not be debated until after the budget.
Column: Rich people can afford to give more - so a tax on wealth makes sense
The top 1 per cent of earners in this country own roughly €130 billion – so it’s time for the government to bring in a wealth tax, says Siobhán O’Donoghue.
Budget could put extra 5c on petrol - and €30 on tank of oil
It is reported this morning that carbon tax will rise by at least a third – making it more expensive to heat your home.
Two-thirds of people back Government's overall Budget strategy
An independent poll shows most people support the focus on spending cuts rather than tax increases.
The Daily Fix: Monday
Catch up on the day’s biggest stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed….
Join's #Budget 2012 virtual panel
We want to hear from a wide range of people across the country on how the Budget impacts them.
Poll: Will motor tax hikes make you change/get rid of your car?
With a motor tax increase promised for a wide swathe of vehicle owners in the upcoming Budget 2012, how would that affect all you drivers out there?