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# Budget 2013

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That extra euro on a bottle of wine has raised €45 million in taxes
The Irish Wine Association says the tax is disproportionate and excessive, and wants it reversed in the upcoming Budget.
"Are things tough? Yes they are" - Burton on Budget 2014
In an exclusive interview with, the Minister said that “we’ve tried to do what we’ve had to do in a very, very fair way”.
Another €150 million added to Government's economic stimulus plan
The extra money will go toward school projects, road maintenance and repairs, and retrofitting for local authority houses.
Ireland to contribute over €90 million extra to EU budget for 2013
The contribution is part of an overall contribution of €7.3 billion to cover a spending shortfall from 2012.
Troika want banks monitored after 'disappointingly slow start' on arrears
The conclusion of the Troika’s tenth review mission to Ireland will result in an estimated €2.4 billion being released.
Bad news for fossil fuels: cost of coal and briquettes to rise today
The Government is extending the carbon tax to solid fuels from today.
€100m boost as Central Bank announces bigger profit than expected
The Central Bank’s profits for 2012 were higher than forecast in Budget 2013 – offering some relief for the State coffers.
No deal on public pay means no protection against job cuts - Kenny
Enda Kenny says workers rejected the Croke Park 2 deal knowing it would have protected them against mandatory redundancies.
Revised Budget figures presented to Dáil - including Croke Park 2 cuts
Opposition parties say Brendan Howlin shouldn’t have compiled Budget figures assuming that Croke Park 2 would be accepted.
Opposition TDs abandon committee over Budget’s Croke Park 2 figures
TDs from Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil and the independent ranks say Budget figures should not assume the passage of Croke Park 2.
Welfare, health and transport cuts confirmed in revised Budget figures
The government’s revised estimates for public spending in 2012 affirm where the State plans to send its money this year.
Oireachtas agenda: Horse meat, Gaeilge, and welfare spending
The Public Accounts Committee scrutinises the accounts of the Department of Social Protection this morning.
Revenue website showing property values goes live
Are you a homeowner? This site will show you how much your property is worth so you can calculate how much property tax to pay.
Deal reached on EU rules that could see Budgets in October
The European Commission, Council and Parliament have reached a deal on introducing rules requiring early submissions of Budgets.
Oireachtas agenda: Magdalenes, mortgages and Budget Bill
The Dáil will debate the Magdalene Laundries report, and begin debating the Finance Bill, later today.
Here are the new measures to be included in the Finance Bill
Much of the Bill gives effect to measures announced in Budget 2013 – but there are also some new parts.
'David vs Goliath' dispute over Labour chairmanship is over says Keaveney
The Labour chairman has been assured his position is safe following a meeting of the party’s executive board in Dublin today in the wake of his vote against the Budget last month.
95 Garda stations to close by end of month
Garda authorities have released a full list of the 95 stations which will close within the next 12 days.
Labour chairman Colm Keaveney wants party conference held in April
Keaveney, who voted against the Budget, wants the issue of his chairmanship sorted as soon as possible amid rumblings that Labour wants to oust him but an April conference is unlikely.
Proposed laws to limit public spending aren't binding enough - Troika
Brussels believes the Irish government’s legislation to give legal effect to spending ceilings leaves too much wiggle room.
Sharp fall in consumer sentiment due to Budget worries
December’s index saw the largest one month point decline in seventeen years.
Column: Want to value your house for the property tax? Here’s a guide.
There is confusion over the valuation of homes for the property tax, writes Ronan Lyons – so here’s a handy informal guide.
€35m Garda payroll cut to significantly impact force numbers
As many as 1,400 serving Gardaí may have to be be cut in response to budget cuts.
Budget 2013: what measures kick in today
Child benefit cuts, respite carer grant cuts and motor tax increases.
Mahon, Reilly, Savita: Game-changing political moments of 2012
Unlike 2011 this was not a year of any seismic shifts in Irish politics but there were plenty of stand-out moments which will have repercussions going into next year and most of them involved one man…
Social Welfare Bill passes committee stage in Seanad by three votes
The bill passed in the upper house this evening with Labour’s James Heffernan confirming his vote against the law and losing the party whip. Only businessman Feargal Quinn voted with the coalition.
Dáil approves introduction of property tax in late-night vote
TDs debated proposed amendments until after 11pm last night – amid complaints that not enough time had been allocated.
Oireachtas agenda: Will the Seanad put the brakes on the Budget?
While the Seanad votes on welfare cuts and PRSI hikes, the Dáil holds its final debates on the new property tax.
IMF approves latest €890 million loan - and warns against mini-Budget
The Washington-based fund affirms its stance that additional budgets during the year should be avoided.
Wicklow Co Co must find the money to pay property tax on council houses
Wicklow County Manager Eddie Sheehy said there was “no provision in the budget for any payment in relation to local authority houses”.
Seanad vote could delay Budget's welfare cuts by three months
At least one Labour senator says he may vote against the Social Welfare Bill. One more defect could defeat the government.
Column: Why am I made to feel like a scrounger?
Lisa Domican is an award-winning entrepreneur, and also a carer to two autistic teenagers. It’s clear which the Government values more, she writes.
Labour chairman Keaveney votes against government on respite grant cut
Keaveney will be booted from the Labour parliamentary party after voting against cuts to respite care grants.
Oireachtas agenda: Shannon airport, welfare votes and no confidence
TDs vote this afternoon and this evening on approving individual Budget measures – like PRSI increases and respite grant cuts.
Pictures: 300 carers picket Leinster House over Budget cuts
The Carers Association said they will continue to keep the pressure on the government because carers cannot afford the cuts.
Dáil to begin debating Budget's changes to social welfare system
The Social Welfare Bill, which gives legal effect to cuts to the respite care grant and other changes, will be debated this week.
Prospect of October Budget welcomed amid calls for more open process
Budget 2013 is less than a week old but already thoughts are turning to Budget 2014 and the possibility it could be held earlier than December next year.
McEntee called on to clarify 'callous' comments on respite care grant
According to today’s Sunday Times, Minister McEntee said in relation to the controversial cut that “could stay in a top hotel for €700 a week”.
Labour chair still hoping Budget cut to child benefit can be reversed
“I think it is and it has to be,” Labour TD Colm Keaveney said when asked whether child benefit was still up for negotiation in the Budget.