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#Budget 2014

# budget-2014 - Monday 21 October, 2013

Budget 2014: 455 extra resource teaching posts announced
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Budget 2014: 455 extra resource teaching posts announced

Oct 21st 2013, 1:44 PM 7,612 Views 8 Comments

The National Council for Special Education said the new positions brings this year’s allocation to more than 5,700.

Nursing union warns patient care will be "severely compromised" by Budget cuts
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

Nursing union warns patient care will be "severely compromised" by Budget cuts

Oct 21st 2013, 7:58 AM 6,193 Views 30 Comments

Health Minister James Reilly has been under increasing pressure since confirmation last Tuesday that a further €666 million is to be taken out of the Health Budget in 2014.

# budget-2014 - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Hayes: I have absolute confidence in Minister Reilly's ability
# Confidence
# Confidence

Hayes: I have absolute confidence in Minister Reilly's ability

Oct 20th 2013, 1:48 PM 6,340 Views 50 Comments

The junior minister said Reilly is the most suitable person to tackle the health budget.

Damien Kiberd: Health is not just Angola, it’s the original Heart of Darkness
# Column
# Column

Damien Kiberd: Health is not just Angola, it’s the original Heart of Darkness

Oct 20th 2013, 8:45 AM 64 Views 40 Comments

What’s to become of the very sick who can’t afford insurance cover and who don’t qualify for medical cards? Does anyone – including Reilly – know?

Money getting you down? A psychologist is giving free advice on how to handle stress
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Money getting you down? A psychologist is giving free advice on how to handle stress

Oct 20th 2013, 8:30 AM 12,475 Views 16 Comments

Psychologist Shane Martin is holding a free talk entitled “How to Cope with the Stress of Debt” this week.

Former Mountjoy governor: Dole cuts likely to push young people into criminality
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Former Mountjoy governor: Dole cuts likely to push young people into criminality

Oct 20th 2013, 8:15 AM 11,352 Views 82 Comments

John Lonergan told TheJournal.ie that the cut announced in the Budget is “a terrible indication of the value we place” on our young people.

# budget-2014 - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Poll: Are you in favour of free GP care for under-5s?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you in favour of free GP care for under-5s?

Oct 19th 2013, 12:36 PM 20,404 Views 180 Comments

It will take away a costly expense for parents – but the high cost has been criticised. What do you think?

Pensioners urged to turn out for Dáil rally against Budget cuts
# Grey Power
# Grey Power

Pensioners urged to turn out for Dáil rally against Budget cuts

Oct 19th 2013, 8:35 AM 10,068 Views 96 Comments

The protest is being timed for the fifth anniversary of the large scale protest that followed the 2008 Emergency Budget.

# budget-2014 - Friday 18 October, 2013

Disability Federation calls medical card review "worrying"
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Disability Federation calls medical card review "worrying"

Oct 18th 2013, 8:42 PM 8,882 Views 33 Comments

The head of a federation for people with disabilities says that the proposed review of medical cards will force people with disabilities from the labour market.

Column: Funerals are tough – and costs escalate quickly
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Funerals are tough – and costs escalate quickly

Oct 18th 2013, 8:00 PM 1,020 Views 62 Comments

One of the more perplexing cuts outlined in this year’s budget is the axing of the Bereavement Grant. People feel that they’re not safe from austerity, even in death, writes Geraldine Fitzgerald.

# budget-2014 - Thursday 17 October, 2013

OECD approves of Irish tax rate, but change is coming says Noonan
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

OECD approves of Irish tax rate, but change is coming says Noonan

Oct 17th 2013, 10:04 PM 10,036 Views 32 Comments

The head of the OECD’s tax centre says there is no threat to the Irish corporate tax rate, but Michael Noonan wants to enhance the country’s reputation.

8 things we learned from Brian Hayes's Budget 2014 Q&A on Twitter
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

8 things we learned from Brian Hayes's Budget 2014 Q&A on Twitter

Oct 17th 2013, 4:57 PM 11,668 Views 38 Comments

… and a few questions the Minister didn’t want to answer…

Gilmore: "The place for any young person is not permanently in front of a flatscreen"
# Dole Cuts
# Dole Cuts

Gilmore: "The place for any young person is not permanently in front of a flatscreen"

Oct 17th 2013, 11:59 AM 12,481 Views 118 Comments

The cut in dole payments for young people dominated Leader’s Questions, following a Labour backbencher’s remark about young people ‘stuck watching flatscreens’.

Column: The exploitation of young people has been cemented by this government
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The exploitation of young people has been cemented by this government

Oct 17th 2013, 7:15 AM 126 Views 166 Comments

The cut in jobseeker’s allowance for those under 26 won’t nudge young people into “valuable training” in JobBridge or other schemes, it will push them into poverty and emigration, write Andrew Byrne and Dan Hayden.

Silent protest outside Dáil today over childrens' cochlear implants funding
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Silent protest outside Dáil today over childrens' cochlear implants funding

Oct 17th 2013, 6:50 AM 5,062 Views 13 Comments

Parents are calling on the Health Minister to allocate funding for bilateral cochlear implants for children.

Ireland falls farther behind on international aid commitment
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

Ireland falls farther behind on international aid commitment

Oct 17th 2013, 6:45 AM 5,776 Views 49 Comments

For a sixth year in a row, funding for Irish Aid was cut bringing it down to €602 million.

James Reilly promised to scrap the 50c prescription levy...now it's €2.50
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

James Reilly promised to scrap the 50c prescription levy...now it's €2.50

Oct 17th 2013, 6:30 AM 8,848 Views 116 Comments

Despite the pledge, the prescription levy is now five times more expensive.

# budget-2014 - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Oct 16th 2013, 10:57 PM 9,635 Views 6 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the health budget, racial profiling and murder arrests.

Eamon Gilmore: ‘This is the last of the difficult budgets’
# Defends Cuts
# Defends Cuts

Eamon Gilmore: ‘This is the last of the difficult budgets’

Oct 16th 2013, 10:55 PM 8,048 Views 110 Comments

He said this budget will bring us to a point where Ireland will have control of “its economic destiny”.

Health Budget measures could have “dangerous and unintended” consequences, GPs warn
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Health Budget measures could have “dangerous and unintended” consequences, GPs warn

Oct 16th 2013, 10:53 PM 9,284 Views 33 Comments

The doctors’ group is warning that measures like the downgrading of medical cards for 35,000 pensioners could cause problems down the line.

Cigarettes and lots of debt: 7 things in Budget 2014 that you may have missed
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Cigarettes and lots of debt: 7 things in Budget 2014 that you may have missed

Oct 16th 2013, 9:30 PM 17,162 Views 27 Comments

We’ve read the Budget documents so you don’t have to…

US senators welcome Irish tax reforms
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

US senators welcome Irish tax reforms

Oct 16th 2013, 8:54 PM 5,501 Views 22 Comments

The two US senators, one a former presidential candidate, say that Ireland should “close the door” on tax abuses.

Fine Gael and Labour social welfare cuts for youth criticised - by Labour Youth
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Fine Gael and Labour social welfare cuts for youth criticised - by Labour Youth

Oct 16th 2013, 7:45 PM 5,066 Views 84 Comments

The youth arm of the Labour Party called a measure approved by its own party “regressive” and “fundamentally unfair”, but the party rejected ideas that it had attempted to censor the statement.

Reform Alliance critical of Budget measures but not united in opposing it
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Reform Alliance critical of Budget measures but not united in opposing it

Oct 16th 2013, 5:00 PM 6,834 Views 32 Comments

The alliance of Fine Gael rebels will not be taking a collective stance on the Budget but have already sharply criticised some measures being introduced by the government.

Social welfare garda checks must not involve racial profiling - ICI
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Social welfare garda checks must not involve racial profiling - ICI

Oct 16th 2013, 4:53 PM 19,620 Views 368 Comments

The Immigrant Council of Ireland wants Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton to outline safeguards against racial profiling in crackdown on welfare fraud.

With the Air Travel Tax gone, Ryanair commits to a million more passengers
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

With the Air Travel Tax gone, Ryanair commits to a million more passengers

Oct 16th 2013, 3:54 PM 12,947 Views 52 Comments

The airline says it wants to meet Irish airport bosses to discus growing its traffic in and out of Ireland by at least one million passengers a year from April 2014.

"Employers have to become part of the solution"- Joan Burton
# Youth Unemployment
# Youth Unemployment

"Employers have to become part of the solution"- Joan Burton

Oct 16th 2013, 12:30 PM 4,433 Views 45 Comments

Incentives she said will come into place from the beginning of 2014 to offer employers a rebate if they employ someone who has been unemployed for six-months or more.

'You're an embarrassment on television!': Ceann Comhairle slams TDs amid angry Dáil exchanges
# Seanie Says Relax
# Seanie Says Relax

'You're an embarrassment on television!': Ceann Comhairle slams TDs amid angry Dáil exchanges

Oct 16th 2013, 11:57 AM 18,606 Views 72 Comments

The Taoiseach was angry, the opposition were angry, and the Ceann Comhairle was angry.

Reilly: €666 million adjustment "toughest challenge I've had to face yet"
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Reilly: €666 million adjustment "toughest challenge I've had to face yet"

Oct 16th 2013, 11:47 AM 3,346 Views 23 Comments

The Health Minister’s been tasked with overseeing a programme that will include €268 million in pay-related savings and €113 million from a ‘probity drive’ aimed at medical card holders.

'What did older people ever do to you?': Taoiseach quizzed over Budget 2014
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

'What did older people ever do to you?': Taoiseach quizzed over Budget 2014

Oct 16th 2013, 11:37 AM 7,211 Views 36 Comments

Yesterday’s Budget announcement dominated Leaders’ Questions this morning.

As it happened: Noonan and Howlin answer questions about Budget 2014
Live Oct 16th 2013, 10:07 AM

As it happened: Noonan and Howlin answer questions about Budget 2014

Colm Keaveney: Hope has been driven out by cynicism in Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Colm Keaveney: Hope has been driven out by cynicism in Ireland

Oct 16th 2013, 10:00 AM 19 Views 25 Comments

“Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart”… Well, different groups in our society have had to endure different levels of sacrifice, writes Colm Keaveney.

Even the weather has the post-Budget blues
# Go Away Rain
# Go Away Rain

Even the weather has the post-Budget blues

Oct 16th 2013, 8:03 AM 10,606 Views 29 Comments

So much rain.

PICTURES: The winners and losers of Budget 2014
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

PICTURES: The winners and losers of Budget 2014

Oct 16th 2013, 7:20 AM 16,191 Views 87 Comments

Which category do you fall into this morning?

Damien Kiberd: Budget 2014 arithmetic not just iffy - it's scary
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Budget 2014 arithmetic not just iffy - it's scary

Oct 16th 2013, 7:00 AM 19 Views 73 Comments

The figures are extraordinarily precise, writes TheJournal.ie columnist Damien Kiberd – as imaginary numbers often neatly are.

"Unjust and shameful": The insiders who WEREN'T happy with the Budget
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

"Unjust and shameful": The insiders who WEREN'T happy with the Budget

Oct 16th 2013, 6:35 AM 6,452 Views 32 Comments

We spoke to the insiders after the Budget announcement – and here’s what they told us.

"Positive","Welcome": The insiders who WERE happy with the Budget
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

"Positive","Welcome": The insiders who WERE happy with the Budget

Oct 16th 2013, 6:35 AM 3,107 Views 6 Comments

The insiders told TheJournal.ie how they felt about the Budget 2014 announcement.

Howlin confident of reaching €113m savings on medical cards
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Howlin confident of reaching €113m savings on medical cards

Oct 16th 2013, 6:20 AM 2,277 Views 9 Comments

The man in charge of spending is also pretty relaxed about a possible overrun in the health budget.

Off Licence association to bring wine excise increase to EU Commission
# Budget 14
# Budget 14

Off Licence association to bring wine excise increase to EU Commission

Oct 16th 2013, 6:00 AM 6,155 Views 47 Comments

The price of wine is gone up by 50 cent, under yesterday’s Budget 214 announcement.