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# Budget 2013

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Poll: Are you worried about the Budget?
There are less than two weeks to go until Budget 2013 is unveiled by Michael Noonan. Are you worried about what’s going to be in it?
In pics: March on the Dáil for disability access
Thousands took to the streets in Dublin to demand equal rights – and no cuts in resources – for those with disabilities.
Irish charities unite to urge government to provide sustainable public services
The group offered their support in making a plan with government in order to stop the “downward spiral of cuts”
Sinn Féin launches alternative budget, say "Government still have choices"
Sinn Féin outlined its own alternative budget entitled “Making the Right Choices” today, which it said would also save government the required €3.5 billion.
Poll: Should employers be liable for sick pay?
Who should pay?
Statutory sick pay 'could threaten 42 per cent of businesses' - IBEC
The employers’ group publishes a survey saying almost half of all firms believe paying sick employees could affect their sustainability.
Growth forecast for this year raised, but next year's lowered
Mixed news from the government’s medium-term fiscal statement released yesterday.
Column: It’s time to examine our corporate tax rate
We’re regularly told that “everything is on the table” for the Budget, writes Michael Taft. So what about corporation tax?
IBEC cautiously optimistic on job creation
There arestill issues, however, with filling vacancies in highly-skilled positions.
Budget 2013: As speculation mounts, retailers say their business is suffering
Consumer confidence has plummeted as we worry about the forthcoming budget and retailers say they’re feeling the pinch but will the government do anything to stop the leaks and speculation?
Carers 'heavily stressed' says online survey
Half of carers in survey suffer from illnesses and socialising or holidays are an infrequent, sometimes rare, occurrence.
Ireland gives up €200m a year in tax breaks for high earners - Shortall
The former Labour junior minister says Retirement Annuity Contracts and PRSAs could be a valuable cash cow.
Budget 2013 to be held over one day, after Labour's "serious political miscalculation"
Budget 2013 will take place over a single day this year, unlike the coalition’s first budget last year, which took place over two.
Cuts to rent supplement 'forcing people to become homeless'
Focus Ireland says successive cuts to rent supplement limits are forcing people into such debt that they’re becoming homeless.
Poll: Is speculation about the Budget impacting on your spending?
Is the talk of possible tax hikes and benefit cuts in next month’s Budget affecting how you spend your money right now?
Consumer sentiment stabilises after sharp decline in September
The KBC Ireland/ESRI index showed a small amount of growth though consumers still have a gloomy outlook of their household finances and unemployment.
Student union launches campaign site targeting TDs and Senators
The site features information on the cost of college and encourages students, parents and businesspeople to contact their local politicians to voice their opposition to fees and cuts.
Budget ‘kite flying’ fuelling negativity for Irish businesses – IBEC
The quarterly Business Sentiment Survey shows uncertainty at the Budget – and the future of the Eurozone – is taking its toll.
Poll: Would you favour an increase in the USC for those earning over €100k?
The idea has been floated by some in the Labour Party but Fine Gael may resist it. What do you think?
ICSA’s Pre-Budget Submission says vital farm schemes must be protected
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association is calling for vital farm schemes to be protected from cuts and a tougher stance on public sector pay and allowances.
Interview: Stories like the 'corn flakes family' are true - SVP president
The national president of Ireland’s largest voluntary, charitable organisation tells about the increase in demand for services and the rebirth of Ireland’s community spirit. Listen to the full interview…
Government 'open to suggestions' on ideas to free negative equity families
Brian Hayes says he believes new products being rolled out by banks should include options for people who can afford their mortgages, but whose properties are unfit for their families.
IBEC demands 'pro-jobs Budget' as forecast for 2013 is lowered
The business group says plans to increase PRSI or make employers cover sick will hamper job creation.
Budget 2013: Noonan pledges no increase in income tax rates, bands
Michael Noonan says the commitments in the programme for government – not to raise rates or bands – still apply.
Review could see TDs recommend cuts to their own allowances
The Public Accounts Committee is to review allowances paid to ministers and others – and could ask for them to be cut.
Carers Association slams government failure to honour commitments
Easier to get €700 for nursing home care than €100 for carers in the home, says Carers Association
The Evening Fix... now with added man smells
Here’s what we loved, learned and shared today.
Gilmore rules out seeking extension to Troika's deficit deadline
Eamon Gilmore says the public wants an end to austerity – and not to have it dragged out for longer.
Burton 'cannot clarify' what 'core' social welfare payments will be protected
The Government has made a commitment to not cut ‘core’ payments but the Minister was tight-lipped about what exactly those payments are.
Varadkar says budget leaks impacted on consumer confidence
Speaking in the Dáil last night the Minister said the fall in consumer confidence was probably due to Ministers talking about issues like child benefit and property tax.
Noonan hopeful of deal on Anglo promissory note before Budget
The Minister for Finance says the timetable is to have a deal by March, but he’d like a commitment before announcing the Budget.
Here's how much money the government would raise if income tax went up
Fine Gael and Labour have repeatedly said that income tax won’t be increased in the Budget – but they’ve still crunched the numbers on just how much it could raise.
Column: We’re told more austerity is inevitable. That’s not the whole story.
We hear a consensus that more big cuts are necessary – but there is an alternative, writes Tom Healy. Here it is.
Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland
Social Justice Ireland that a €3.5bn budget adjustment can be achieved without cutting social welfare or child benefit.
Fianna Fáil to table city council motion opposing property tax
The opposition party will table a motion opposing the property tax before Dublin City Council at its monthly meeting tonight.