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#Budget 2012

# budget-2012 - Sunday 13 November, 2011

Budget 2012: The cuts (and petitions) outlined so far…
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Budget 2012: The cuts (and petitions) outlined so far…

Nov 13th 2011, 3:04 PM 4,338 Views 54 Comments

Property charges, VAT increases and One Parent Family payments: Looking ahead to some of what may feature in next month’s Budget 2012 announcement.

# budget-2012 - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Liveblog: Capital spending announcement
Live Nov 10th 2011, 11:53 AM

Liveblog: Capital spending announcement

Capital spending cuts to be unveiled today
# Spending Cuts
# Spending Cuts

Capital spending cuts to be unveiled today

Nov 10th 2011, 8:03 AM 452 Views 4 Comments

Several major projects are expected to be set aside as €750million is cut from the Government’s capital budget.

# budget-2012 - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

Burton: ‘We’re not talking about’ €700m cut to social protection
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Burton: ‘We’re not talking about’ €700m cut to social protection

Nov 9th 2011, 8:50 AM 818 Views 19 Comments

The Minister for Social Protection said she was “very confident” a figure reported this morning was not accurate.

# budget-2012 - Friday 4 November, 2011

Poll: How are you feeling after this afternoon's fiscal update?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How are you feeling after this afternoon's fiscal update?

Nov 4th 2011, 6:41 PM 981 Views 30 Comments

Michael Noonan told us to brace ourselves for €12.4bn of “pain” by 2015 – but did his announcement really worry you or are we used to it by now?

LIVEBLOG: The Government’s four-year economic plan is announced
Live Nov 4th 2011, 3:35 PM

LIVEBLOG: The Government’s four-year economic plan is announced

# budget-2012 - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Taoiseach to address nation on state of Irish economy
# Enda
# Enda

Taoiseach to address nation on state of Irish economy

Nov 3rd 2011, 7:40 AM 1,446 Views 38 Comments

Enda Kenny is expected to outline the government’s economic policy and Ireland’s finances ahead of the Budget 2012 announcement early next month.

# budget-2012 - Friday 28 October, 2011

Wealth tax could raise €500million for State, say unions
# Wealth Tax
# Wealth Tax

Wealth tax could raise €500million for State, say unions

Oct 28th 2011, 11:31 AM 944 Views 20 Comments

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has also proposed a minimum levy on high earners in its pre-Budget submission.

# budget-2012 - Sunday 23 October, 2011

Farmers ask for Croke Park principles to apply to them too
# Farming
# Farming

Farmers ask for Croke Park principles to apply to them too

Oct 23rd 2011, 3:37 PM 775 Views 15 Comments

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association have appealed to the Government not to hand down further cuts to the sector.

# budget-2012 - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Troika: Irish programme is succeeding but challenges ahead
# Troika
# Troika

Troika: Irish programme is succeeding but challenges ahead

Oct 20th 2011, 2:40 PM 769 Views 19 Comments

Following a 10-day assessment of Ireland’s rescue package, the European Central Bank, European Commission and International Monetary Fund remain upbeat on the economy’s future.

Govt says third review of Irish rescue programme was “successful”
# Troika
# Troika

Govt says third review of Irish rescue programme was “successful”

Oct 20th 2011, 12:27 PM 424 Views 11 Comments

Finance Minister has said that there will be a correction as close as possible to €3.6 billion in Budget 2012 and this was discussed with the Troika.

# budget-2012 - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Taoiseach confirms December 6 as Budget Day
# Date For Your Diary
# Date For Your Diary

Taoiseach confirms December 6 as Budget Day

Oct 18th 2011, 5:22 PM 98 Views 8 Comments

Meeting Troika targets in 2012 is “not credible”, says social justice body
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Meeting Troika targets in 2012 is “not credible”, says social justice body

Oct 18th 2011, 7:15 AM 560 Views 16 Comments

Social Justice Ireland says two-thirds of Ireland’s budget cuts should come from tax increases, though not from income tax.

# budget-2012 - Friday 14 October, 2011

Rabbitte says cabinet’s budget negotiations will be ‘extremely difficult’
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Rabbitte says cabinet’s budget negotiations will be ‘extremely difficult’

Oct 14th 2011, 9:02 AM 398 Views 27 Comments

The Minister for Communications believes that the government should go no further then cutting €3.6 billion in the forthcoming budget.

# budget-2012 - Thursday 13 October, 2011

Back to work scheme to be proposed for Budget 2012
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Back to work scheme to be proposed for Budget 2012

Oct 13th 2011, 5:29 PM 996 Views 13 Comments

Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection, today said she would be proposing a new return to work scheme in the upcoming budget.

# budget-2012 - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

€4 billion ‘should be cut in Budget 2012′
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

€4 billion ‘should be cut in Budget 2012′

Oct 12th 2011, 1:03 PM 1,152 Views 34 Comments

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says the government needs to cut €4 billion from its spending if the state is expected to meet its 2015 deficit target.

Social welfare could be cut by up to €1bn
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Social welfare could be cut by up to €1bn

Oct 12th 2011, 9:05 AM 1,644 Views 66 Comments

It is hoped that efforts to reduce fraud and decrease rental supplements could return savings of €1 billion.

# budget-2012 - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

‘Alternative Budget’ claims to save €3.6billion without hitting poor
# Alternative Budget
# Alternative Budget

‘Alternative Budget’ claims to save €3.6billion without hitting poor

Oct 5th 2011, 7:18 PM 1,177 Views 33 Comments

New proposals would deliver the necessary savings while also making Ireland fairer, according to Social Justice Ireland.

Unemployment rate drops slightly in September 2011
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Unemployment rate drops slightly in September 2011

Oct 5th 2011, 12:48 PM 729 Views 7 Comments

While rate appears to be stablising, the proportion of those on the Live Register long-term has increased.

# budget-2012 - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Taoiseach defends apparent U-turn on advisers’ salary cap
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

Taoiseach defends apparent U-turn on advisers’ salary cap

Oct 4th 2011, 4:58 PM 1,200 Views 27 Comments

Gerry Adams accuses Enda Kenny of breaching his own promise about the extent of pay for special advisers.

# budget-2012 - Monday 3 October, 2011

WATCH: If taxes are raised in Budget 2012, which should they be?
# Vox Pop
# Vox Pop

WATCH: If taxes are raised in Budget 2012, which should they be?

Oct 3rd 2011, 10:55 AM 789 Views 17 Comments

The very wealthy would be paying a great deal more tax if the respondents in this video vox pop had their way…

# budget-2012 - Sunday 2 October, 2011

Government plays down apparent spending cuts revelations
# Budget
# Budget

Government plays down apparent spending cuts revelations

Oct 2nd 2011, 12:57 PM 597 Views 3 Comments

Comments made by the Justice Minister in the Dáil last week about proposed cuts on the way in his department have been dismissed as figures taken from a savings proposal.

# budget-2012 - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Consumer sentiment drops amid ongoing job security and Budget fears
# Consumer Sentiment
# Consumer Sentiment

Consumer sentiment drops amid ongoing job security and Budget fears

Sep 29th 2011, 12:01 PM 172 Views 1 Comment

Sentiment in Ireland didn’t fall as much as among other Europeans or in the US – possibly because of an already-poor outlook here.

# budget-2012 - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Minister rules out prospect of tax on ‘junk food’
# Fat Tax
# Fat Tax

Minister rules out prospect of tax on ‘junk food’

Sep 28th 2011, 5:35 PM 798 Views 29 Comments

James Reilly rules out taxing high-fat foods, but is to ask fast food operators to display the calorie counts of meals on their menus.

# budget-2012 - Monday 12 September, 2011

Poll: Are you worried about December’s Budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you worried about December’s Budget?

Sep 12th 2011, 3:20 PM 3,707 Views 89 Comments

Pat Rabbitte has been dropping ominous warnings about the pain contained in Budget 2012 – but is it too early for us to be getting anxious.

‘Extremely painful’ Budget on the way, Rabbitte warns
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

‘Extremely painful’ Budget on the way, Rabbitte warns

Sep 12th 2011, 8:54 AM 1,102 Views 44 Comments

The energy minister says there is “no more low-hanging fruit” for the €3.6billion in savings which the government wants.

# budget-2012 - Sunday 11 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Sep 11th 2011, 7:47 PM 1,587 Views 2 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: 9/11 remembered on emotional day in New York and elsewhere; the latest on David Norris’ possible Áras race re-entry; and why India’s sexiest woman is coming to Dublin…

Greece to press on with austerity, as Irish people split on next budget measures
# Austerity
# Austerity

Greece to press on with austerity, as Irish people split on next budget measures

Sep 11th 2011, 12:30 PM 561 Views 29 Comments

A poll finds people in Ireland are almost evenly split on whether the government should press on with austerity or ease off in the December budget.

# budget-2012 - Thursday 8 September, 2011

We’ll need EU-IMF permission to freeze income tax rates – Kenny
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

We’ll need EU-IMF permission to freeze income tax rates – Kenny

Sep 8th 2011, 9:16 AM 1,175 Views 22 Comments

The Taoiseach warns that Ireland has committed to raise income taxes – and only an amended bailout deal can get us out of it.

# budget-2012 - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Varadkar willing to sell off State’s stake in Aer Lingus
# Flying The Coop
# Flying The Coop

Varadkar willing to sell off State’s stake in Aer Lingus

Sep 7th 2011, 4:29 PM 540 Views 23 Comments

The Transport minister tells Newstalk that he doesn’t view the airline as “strategic” – and would be willing to part with it.

Taoiseach: “Everything is on the table” in December’s Budget
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Taoiseach: “Everything is on the table” in December’s Budget

Sep 7th 2011, 9:54 AM 1,179 Views 51 Comments

Enda Kenny says his government is ‘prepared to be radical’ in the Budget – and refuses to clearly rule out raising income taxes.

# budget-2012 - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Front-loaded budget ‘could push economy to breaking point’
# Doom And Gloom
# Doom And Gloom

Front-loaded budget ‘could push economy to breaking point’

Sep 6th 2011, 12:00 PM 1,048 Views 12 Comments

The KBC/ESRI Consumer Sentiment Index is virtually unchanged, but shows a worrying emerging trend in the medium term.

# budget-2012 - Monday 5 September, 2011

Poll: Should welfare payments be cut?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should welfare payments be cut?

Sep 5th 2011, 10:54 AM 4,937 Views 87 Comments

Expenditure in the Department of Social Protection has to be cut – but the Government says the axe won’t be applied to social welfare rates themselves…

Social welfare spending to be cut – but rates to remain
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Social welfare spending to be cut – but rates to remain

Sep 5th 2011, 8:51 AM 1,495 Views 14 Comments

The government insists social welfare rates will not be cut, but that social welfare spending will be hit in other ways.

# budget-2012 - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

Cabinet resumes after summer break with heavy workload ahead
# Work To Rule
# Work To Rule

Cabinet resumes after summer break with heavy workload ahead

Aug 30th 2011, 8:08 AM 469 Views 12 Comments

There’s two referenda to prepare, as well as a hefty backlog of legislative work left over from the first term.