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# Budget 2012

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# Work to Rule
Cabinet resumes after summer break with heavy workload ahead
There’s two referenda to prepare, as well as a hefty backlog of legislative work left over from the first term.
# Budget 2012
Govt to slash public spending, lower tax bands in December budget
The Government has revealed some of the hard-hitting measures it will take in the December Budget and it makes tough reading for some.
Ireland ‘may exceed’ EU’s target for cutting budget deficit
A letter sent to EU heads by Michael Noonan and Patrick Honohan says things are looking up for Budget 2012.
# Cabinet
Cabinet signs off on ‘interim’ €100 household levy
A €100 household charge will be imposed for two years, while the presidential election will take place on October 27.
# Budget 2012
Burton ‘can’t rule out welfare cuts’ – even though Gilmore already has
Joan Burton believes it’s too early to say where the Budget will hit, 39 days after Eamon Gilmore ruled out welfare cuts.
# Your Say
Poll: Is €100 a reasonable amount for property and water charges?
Household property and water charges are to be rolled together into one €100 lump. What’s your reaction?
# Budget 2012
Noonan warns bailout rate change won’t ease budget cuts
The next budget will contain further cuts of around €4bn, despite the country saving millions on its bailout loan payments.
# Budget 2012
Income tax increases ‘not ruled out’ for December budget – Noonan
Michael Noonan tells the Dáil that the prospect of increasing income taxes for the first time in years isn’t off the table.