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# Budget 2013

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# Retail
Retail sales figures continue to improve in August
Preliminary figures from the CSO show that both the volume and value of retail sales increased last month.
# Property Tax
Report on property tax to be brought to Cabinet 'shortly'
The Department of Environment has dismissed claims that the report by the expert group examining the issue is being suppressed.
ESRI report on economy is 'a waste of paper'
Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald has heavily criticised the national think tank’s latest economic report.
# Budget 2013
Primary teachers warn against Budget cuts to disadvantaged schools
The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation says Ruairí Quinn must learn from the furore over last year’s cuts to Deis schools.
# Radio
Claire Byrne to host new radio show on RTÉ
Audrey Carvill will take over on the Late Debate.
# Dáil Éireann
After two months off, TDs return to the Dáil and here's what to expect
The Budget, property tax, abortion, bank debt, Luke Ming Flanagan’s t-shirts and James Reilly’s statements – some of what we can expect as the Dáil returns this week.
Column: The property tax shows our leaders are banking on another bubble
Our Government appears to be depending on another round of runaway price inflation, writes Aaron McKenna – but where does that leave us?
# Croke Park Deal
Ministers affirm government commitment to seeing out Croke Park deal
Both Pat Rabbitte and Richard Bruton say the current deal runs until 2014 – and the government plans to see it through.
# Budget 2013
Shatter warns backbenchers of 'need for backbone' ahead of Budget
The Minister for Justice has warned of the need for ‘considered judgement’ among not just members of the government but also backbenchers when discussing matters related to the Budget in December.
# Back to Work
"Silly season is over": Enda and Eamon get back to work
The Taoiseach and Tánaiste said it is time now for the Government to get down to “real work”.
# Health Cuts
HSE's €130m spending cut 'will be vigorously opposed'
Health service says cuts have to be made before the end of this year if it is to meet budget targets set down by the government and Troika.
# Prime Numbers
Michael D, rugby and video games: The week in numbers
How many people love (or loathe) the Lovely Girls? How popular is Guinness? And how long does it take a video to become viral?
# Budget 2013
Government called on to clarify Budget plans for income tax, social welfare
Michael McGrath TD says that the latest updates to Ireland’s bailout terms contradict pledges in the Programme for Government.
# Budget 2013
Government undecided on child benefit tax for wealthy
Fianna Fáil leader has dismissed the proposal as “gesture politics”.
Child benefit, medical cards and dole payments: IMF's hitlist for next Budget
An IMF review says “expensive universal supports” like child benefit may need to be reformed to be better targeted.
HSE’s Magee: Cutting back in spending will probably mean bed closures
The departing chief executive says he’d also be happy to stay around if the government wasn’t pursuing radical reforms.
# Leaders' Questions
Kenny insists HSE chief has not been forced out
Enda Kenny came under fire over the proposed restructuring of the Health Service Executive during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil today.
# Health
Howlin insists HSE will reach savings target despite €280m overspend
Fianna Fáil has warned that failure to address the HSE’s growing deficit could result in hospital closures.
# Budget 2013
Budget 2013: The speculation so far
Lots of speculation but no firm indication of what lies ahead this December. We round up what measures have been in the news and speculated on so far.
# Budget 2013
Fine Gael HQ assures TDs: No decisions made about Budget 2013 yet
A message from party headquarters also says speculating about Budget measures benefits nobody (except the media).
# Budget 2013
Poser: Does the government comment on its Budget plans?
Here’s one for the Budget theorists – there are some things the government WILL rule out, and some things it won’t…
# Your Say
Poll: Should income tax be protected in the Budget?
There has been speculation that the Government could seek to raise more money from income tax in December. So what do you think?
# pay cut
No plan for fresh round of ministerial pay cuts - Howlin
Brendan Howlin is asked to follow Francois Hollande’s lead – buy says the French president actually copied Ireland.
# In summary
11 things to know about the IMF's latest Irish review
The latest IMF update on Ireland’s financial health, summarised into handy bitesized chunks.
# Referendum
Noonan stands by comments over ‘more difficult’ Budget if Ireland votes No
In Brussels, the finance minister says his comments were “a statement of principle” – saying a No vote will hit growth.
# Michael Noonan
Noonan warns: Budget 2013 will be harsher if Ireland votes No
The finance minister says next year’s Budget will be “dramatically more difficult” – prompting scorn from opposition parties.
# Mini-Budget
Minister to reveal on Monday whether mini-Budget is needed
The next Stability Programme Update is due out next Monday – but Michael Noonan remains insistent that we’ll meet our targets.
# Mini-Budget
Budget body says Ireland could need €400m mini-budget
The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says the Budget’s projections for economic growth may have been too ambitious.
# US
'This is not about class warfare' Obama unveils $3.8tn dollar US budget
The budget for 2013 aims to to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next ten years.