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#Budget 2012

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Motor tax will rise in Budget, minister confirms
# Motor Tax
# Motor Tax

Motor tax will rise in Budget, minister confirms

Nov 28th 2011, 8:00 AM 4,221 Views 38 Comments

Minister Phil Hogan said increasing indirect taxes rather than income tax would give consumers “some choices” in their spending.

Retailers call for no taxes on consumers and cuts to expenditure in Budget
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Retailers call for no taxes on consumers and cuts to expenditure in Budget

Nov 28th 2011, 7:15 AM 1,070 Views 2 Comments

Retail Ireland has called on the government not to increase excise duty and not to shift the payment of sick leave onto employers in the Budget next week.

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Nov 27th 2011, 7:34 PM 5,373 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Budget pain for motorists; shock at the death of Wales manager Gary Speed; David Drumm breaks his silence; and you won’t believe how much the IMF is considering giving Italy…

Motorists face a 'grim budget' - AA Ireland
# Motoring
# Motoring

Motorists face a 'grim budget' - AA Ireland

Nov 27th 2011, 1:03 PM 9,376 Views 73 Comments

The Minister for the Environment confirmed that road taxes will be increased in the Budget for 2012.

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Nov 26th 2011, 7:57 PM 6,200 Views 31 Comments

In tonight’s fix: Darren Scully in tears; fears for the euro; concern for George Michael and anti-austerity protests on the streets of Dublin.

In pictures: unions lead march against austerity in Dublin
# Anti-austerity
# Anti-austerity

In pictures: unions lead march against austerity in Dublin

Nov 26th 2011, 5:47 PM 3,649 Views 40 Comments

Turnout was reported to be less than two-thousand people.

Budget to be announced over two days
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Budget to be announced over two days

Nov 26th 2011, 12:16 PM 3,320 Views 23 Comments

The Budget for next year will be unveiled by Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan on the 5 and 6 December.

Thousands expected for Dublin protest against austerity
# Anti-austerity
# Anti-austerity

Thousands expected for Dublin protest against austerity

Nov 26th 2011, 10:19 AM 2,762 Views 41 Comments

The trade union-backed rally is to take place in Dublin city centre from noon today.

Noonan admits: Plans for VAT hike didn’t consider drop in demand
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Noonan admits: Plans for VAT hike didn’t consider drop in demand

Nov 25th 2011, 2:27 PM 6,450 Views 91 Comments

The Minister for Finance concedes that his plans for a 2 per cent increase in VAT did not allow for the impact on spending.

More tax austerity will break Irish families, tax institute warns
# Tipping Point
# Tipping Point

More tax austerity will break Irish families, tax institute warns

Nov 25th 2011, 12:25 PM 2,208 Views 17 Comments

The Irish Tax Institute says some employees have already lost a sixth of their take-home pay – and are now at ‘tipping point’.

Government announces major action plan to solve jobs crisis
# Jobs
# Jobs

Government announces major action plan to solve jobs crisis

Nov 24th 2011, 4:54 PM 4,085 Views 63 Comments

The plan aims to make Ireland “the best small country in Europe in which to do business by 2016″ says Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton.

HSE chief executive to be questioned by TDs and senators
# Health Service
# Health Service

HSE chief executive to be questioned by TDs and senators

Nov 24th 2011, 8:48 AM 1,222 Views 5 Comments

Cathal Magee will face questions about the health service crisis when he appears before an Oireachtas committee.

Poll: Should there be a charge on medical cards?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a charge on medical cards?

Nov 23rd 2011, 2:30 PM 6,560 Views 184 Comments

Health Minister James Reilly is considering introducing an annual €50 charge on all medical cards. Today, we’re asking what do you think about the proposal?

Budget proposals doc had to be shown as ‘constitutional requirement’
# Budget Leaks
# Budget Leaks

Budget proposals doc had to be shown as ‘constitutional requirement’

Nov 23rd 2011, 12:54 PM 2,001 Views 57 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny tells Dáil today that draft proposals were shown to German parliament as a constitutional requirement of… the German parliament.

Column: Cutting grants isn’t just bad for students – it’s bad for Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Cutting grants isn’t just bad for students – it’s bad for Ireland

Nov 22nd 2011, 8:30 PM 68 Views 21 Comments

The boom taught us the danger of ignoring inconvenient truths, writes Miles Link – so what are we doing with cuts to the universities?

Tourist-friendly 9 per cent VAT rate to remain after Budget
# VAT
# VAT

Tourist-friendly 9 per cent VAT rate to remain after Budget

Nov 22nd 2011, 1:58 PM 1,394 Views 10 Comments

Leo Varadkar says that while the higher rate of VAT might be going up, the new 9 per cent rate for tourism is here to stay.

Cabinet meets to finalise Budget spending cuts
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Cabinet meets to finalise Budget spending cuts

Nov 22nd 2011, 7:21 AM 1,615 Views 36 Comments

Ministers are due to meet this morning for final discussions on next month’s Budget, with welfare expected to be on the chopping block.

Child benefit is ‘subsidising people to have sex’ – Michael O’Leary
# Big Mouth
# Big Mouth

Child benefit is ‘subsidising people to have sex’ – Michael O’Leary

Nov 21st 2011, 9:53 PM 11,618 Views 102 Comments

The Ryanair CEO said that he thinks child benefit should be abolished, calling it an “absurdity”.

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Nov 21st 2011, 7:29 PM 3,353 Views 2 Comments

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

Fears mount over Budget cut to child benefit
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Fears mount over Budget cut to child benefit

Nov 21st 2011, 8:52 AM 2,309 Views 46 Comments

Labour’s Jan O’Sullivan has admitted that child benefit could be subject to cuts, despite warnings it could “push families into poverty”.

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Nov 20th 2011, 8:07 PM 5,380 Views 1 Comment

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

Budget leaks: Dublin and Brussels in €300m dispute over public pay bill
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Budget leaks: Dublin and Brussels in €300m dispute over public pay bill

Nov 20th 2011, 9:29 AM 5,904 Views 63 Comments

The government says cutting public jobs will save €2.5bn by 2015 – but the European Commission’s draft report is far less optimistic.

Budget leaks: €3.5bn Budget for 2013 still won’t meet Troika targets
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# Budget 2012

Budget leaks: €3.5bn Budget for 2013 still won’t meet Troika targets

Nov 19th 2011, 9:29 AM 7,365 Views 50 Comments

Briefing notes prepared for German MPs also predict that employment will continue to fall next year, and that Ireland may miss bank targets.

REVEALED: Government’s leaked plans for Ireland’s austerity budgets
# Budget Leaks
# Budget Leaks

REVEALED: Government’s leaked plans for Ireland’s austerity budgets

Nov 18th 2011, 1:59 PM 19,920 Views 175 Comments

TheJournal.ie has obtained the documents, given to German MPs, which outline the contents of the 2012 and 2013 Budgets.

Berlin documents were compiled six weeks BEFORE Budget Day
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Berlin documents were compiled six weeks BEFORE Budget Day

Nov 18th 2011, 8:24 AM 3,570 Views 45 Comments

The documents sent to Germany’s parliamentary committees were compiled by Brussels while Ireland was busy with its election.

Confusion over how Budget documents ended up in Germany
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# Budget 2012

Confusion over how Budget documents ended up in Germany

Nov 18th 2011, 7:13 AM 2,215 Views 37 Comments

It is understood the documents were disclosed to a German finance committee after being passed to it by the EU-IMF troika.

Opposition calls on government to explain 2 per cent VAT rise report
# VAT
# VAT

Opposition calls on government to explain 2 per cent VAT rise report

Nov 17th 2011, 3:50 PM 4,778 Views 69 Comments

The Department of Finance has insisted that no decisions have been made but a document in the German Bundestag says different.

Up to 40,000 more children living in poverty since last year – Barnardos
# Child Poverty
# Child Poverty

Up to 40,000 more children living in poverty since last year – Barnardos

Nov 17th 2011, 10:26 AM 1,106 Views 4 Comments

The children’s charity estimates that there could be nearly 130,000 children living in consistent poverty in Ireland.

Unemployment group welcomes Budget’s freeze for welfare rates
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Unemployment group welcomes Budget’s freeze for welfare rates

Nov 14th 2011, 12:58 PM 1,277 Views 31 Comments

The Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed welcomes Fergus O’Dowd’s assurance that welfare rates will not be cut.

Cigarette sales fall by 10 per cent
# Smoking
# Smoking

Cigarette sales fall by 10 per cent

Nov 14th 2011, 11:23 AM 903 Views 15 Comments

Meanwhile consumption of cheaper rolled tobacco has increased dramatically.