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#Budget 2012

# budget-2012 - Monday 5 December, 2011

'Less than €2 a week': Government publishes household charge bill
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# Household Charge

'Less than €2 a week': Government publishes household charge bill

Dec 5th 2011, 1:37 PM 4,247 Views 59 Comments

The charge will come into effect in the New Year the government has confirmed.

Budget Day neckties... just what do they mean?
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From The Daily Edge
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Budget Day neckties... just what do they mean?

Dec 5th 2011, 1:00 PM 1,919 Views 4 Comments

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
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# State Of The Nation

Opposition preparing televised responses to Enda's state of the nation speech

Dec 5th 2011, 11:49 AM 1,662 Views 20 Comments

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
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From The Daily Edge
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PLAY: Budget Bingo 2012

Dec 5th 2011, 11:00 AM 1,548 Views 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again – so why not ease your Budget anxieties with a round of TheJournal.ie’s Budget Bingo…

The alternative Budget: Sugar tax, gambling tax and a job creation competition
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# Budget 2012

The alternative Budget: Sugar tax, gambling tax and a job creation competition

Dec 5th 2011, 10:32 AM 3,473 Views 7 Comments

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…

# budget-2012 - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Watch: Taoiseach outlines challenges facing Ireland in state of the nation address
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# State Of The Nation

Watch: Taoiseach outlines challenges facing Ireland in state of the nation address

Dec 4th 2011, 11:10 PM 7,834 Views 101 Comments

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
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# State Of The Nation

Here's what Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the nation... in a word cloud

Dec 4th 2011, 10:57 PM 7,321 Views 15 Comments

Enda Kenny’s address to the nation visualised.

In full: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's address to the nation
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# State Of The Nation

In full: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's address to the nation

Dec 4th 2011, 10:31 PM 5,994 Views 34 Comments

Enda Kenny addressed the nation in a special televised statement tonight. Listen back and read the full text of his speech.

As it happened: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's state of the nation address
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# State Of The Nation

As it happened: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's state of the nation address

Dec 4th 2011, 8:50 PM 20,237 Views 100 Comments

The Taoiseach is addressed the nation ahead of Budget 2012 tonight. Here’s what happened…

The Daily Fix: Sunday
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# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Dec 4th 2011, 7:20 PM 4,540 Views 0 Comments

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
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# Budget 2012

Budget 2012: Top tips for beating Budget stress

Dec 4th 2011, 7:00 PM 6,386 Views 11 Comments

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
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# Coalition

Majority of public don't trust coalition on public finances - Red C poll

Dec 4th 2011, 6:48 PM 2,830 Views 28 Comments

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
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# Opinion

Column: ‘The first thing I always pay is the rent’ – families under pressure

Dec 4th 2011, 6:00 PM 22 Views 55 Comments

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?
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# Opinion

Column: With decisions like this, how can we ever hope to escape crisis?

Dec 4th 2011, 2:30 PM 43 Views 27 Comments

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
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# State Of The Nation

Taoiseach to address the nation tonight

Dec 4th 2011, 12:28 PM 3,537 Views 48 Comments

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
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# Budget 2012

Child benefit cuts will target families with three or more children only

Dec 4th 2011, 10:57 AM 4,768 Views 81 Comments

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?
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# Budget 2012

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

Dec 4th 2011, 10:00 AM 3,136 Views 32 Comments

We spoke to a wide range of TheJournal.ie 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
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# Budget 2012

In photos: Memorable Budget days of the past

Dec 4th 2011, 9:30 AM 3,212 Views 9 Comments

Bruton’s VAT on children’s shoes, McCreevy’s decentralisation, Mac the Knife, ‘turning a corner’ – and plenty more.

# budget-2012 - Saturday 3 December, 2011

In pictures: march against cuts to youth and community projects
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# Protest

In pictures: march against cuts to youth and community projects

Dec 3rd 2011, 6:48 PM 2,287 Views 4 Comments

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?
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# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch the Taoiseach's state of the nation address?

Dec 3rd 2011, 2:07 PM 7,370 Views 117 Comments

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
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# State Of The Nation

TV3 says it can't interrupt X Factor for Taoiseach's state of the nation address

Dec 3rd 2011, 1:30 PM 6,519 Views 75 Comments

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.

# budget-2012 - Friday 2 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday
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# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Dec 2nd 2011, 8:00 PM 3,135 Views 4 Comments

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
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# Budget 2012

Confirmed: Taoiseach's state of the nation address to happen this Sunday

Dec 2nd 2011, 7:01 PM 4,795 Views 79 Comments

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
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# Exchequer Returns

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

Dec 2nd 2011, 4:56 PM 2,458 Views 37 Comments

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

Let us know: What would YOU do in the Budget?
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# Open Thread

Let us know: What would YOU do in the Budget?

Dec 2nd 2011, 12:04 PM 4,350 Views 209 Comments

Ireland must find savings of €3.8billion next week. How would you do it?

The 9 at 9: Friday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Dec 2nd 2011, 8:33 AM 3,275 Views 10 Comments

Nine things to know by 9am: All eyes on Merkel over EU’s future, BoI hits the stress-test target, more pressure on Iran – and is Joxer heading to Kiev or Warsaw?

Column: How many people will austerity kill?
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# Opinion

Column: How many people will austerity kill?

Dec 2nd 2011, 7:47 AM 12 Views 34 Comments

The debate on the health service is a morass of figures. But cuts are life-or-death moral choices, writes Aaron McKenna.

# budget-2012 - Thursday 1 December, 2011

HSE rolls back on expenses row
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# HSE

HSE rolls back on expenses row

Dec 1st 2011, 6:58 PM 2,194 Views 10 Comments

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
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# Tommy Broughan

Labour TD votes against renewing bank guarantee scheme

Dec 1st 2011, 11:57 AM 3,607 Views 50 Comments

Tommy Broughan has been expelled from the Labour parliamentary party after he voted against extending the controversial bank guarantee scheme.

# budget-2012 - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

No sign of Enda Kenny's 'state of the nation' address
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# State Of The Nation

No sign of Enda Kenny's 'state of the nation' address

Nov 30th 2011, 2:13 PM 3,838 Views 27 Comments

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?
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# Your Say

Poll: Will you pay the household charge?

Nov 30th 2011, 12:16 PM 11,389 Views 215 Comments

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
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# Household Charge

Attorney General's concerns delay Household Charges Bill in the Dáil

Nov 30th 2011, 7:00 AM 2,710 Views 25 Comments

The Taoiseach would not be drawn on what concerns the AG has but the bill will now not be debated until after the budget.

# budget-2012 - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Column: Rich people can afford to give more - so a tax on wealth makes sense
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# Opinion

Column: Rich people can afford to give more - so a tax on wealth makes sense

Nov 29th 2011, 6:20 PM 69 Views 183 Comments

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
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# Carbon Tax

Budget could put extra 5c on petrol - and €30 on tank of oil

Nov 29th 2011, 9:38 AM 2,082 Views 21 Comments

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
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# Wages

Two-thirds of people back Government's overall Budget strategy

Nov 29th 2011, 8:34 AM 1,492 Views 17 Comments

An independent poll shows most people support the focus on spending cuts rather than tax increases.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nov 29th 2011, 8:32 AM 3,475 Views 7 Comments

Nine things to know by 9am: Eurozone ministers prepare for crunch summit, former NI secretary’s computer may have been hacked, two more years of Trap, and Playboy sued for sexual discrimination… by men

# budget-2012 - Monday 28 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday
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# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Nov 28th 2011, 7:47 PM 3,621 Views 0 Comments

Catch up on the day’s biggest stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed….

Join TheJournal.ie's #Budget 2012 virtual panel
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# Budget 2012

Join TheJournal.ie's #Budget 2012 virtual panel

Nov 28th 2011, 7:23 PM 2,971 Views 41 Comments

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?
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# Your Say

Poll: Will motor tax hikes make you change/get rid of your car?

Nov 28th 2011, 9:34 AM 8,018 Views 116 Comments

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?

The 9 at 9: Monday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nov 28th 2011, 8:36 AM 4,813 Views 10 Comments

Nine things to know by 9am: More details on Budget 2012 pain, Archbishop denies media “anti-Catholic bias”, good news from BoI, and the end of Janet’s X Factor odyssey