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#Budget 2014

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Noonan on Budget 2014: ‘You’ll be astounded at all the good news I’ll be announcing’
# Fine Gael Conference
# Fine Gael Conference

Noonan on Budget 2014: ‘You’ll be astounded at all the good news I’ll be announcing’

Oct 12th 2013, 1:10 PM 18,903 Views 144 Comments

The Finance Minister has told delegates at the Fine Gael national conference that the Budget on Tuesday is going to “reasonably tough”.

Stephen Donnelly: The Troika targets can be met with no additional budget measures
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Stephen Donnelly: The Troika targets can be met with no additional budget measures

Oct 12th 2013, 12:00 PM 34 Views 25 Comments

But just because we don’t have to become more efficient, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some adjustments that we should make, writes the independent TD.

Budget 2014: What could be this year's Wine Tax Factor?
# Crisps With Notions
# Crisps With Notions

Budget 2014: What could be this year's Wine Tax Factor?

Oct 12th 2013, 11:30 AM 12,392 Views 51 Comments

Yes, the distracting levies that put the WTF in the Budget announcement.

The long weekend: Finance staff in the office today and tomorrow as Budget finalised
# Up All Night
# Up All Night

The long weekend: Finance staff in the office today and tomorrow as Budget finalised

Oct 12th 2013, 9:15 AM 4,121 Views 28 Comments

The finer details of the Budget will be worked on this weekend.

SIPTU boss "reluctant to predict numbers" ahead of pre-Budget march
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

SIPTU boss "reluctant to predict numbers" ahead of pre-Budget march

Oct 12th 2013, 8:15 AM 3,489 Views 30 Comments

The demo, calling for “an end to austerity and an end to cuts” takes place from 1pm this afternoon on Dublin’s O’Connell Street.

Mick Wallace: It’s time for the government to equality-proof budgets
# Opinion
# Opinion

Mick Wallace: It’s time for the government to equality-proof budgets

Oct 11th 2013, 1:00 PM 44 Views 88 Comments

Why should the Irish people not have some say with regard to how public resources – their resources – are allocated? Equality budgeting is successful in other jurisdictions, writes Mick Wallce TD.

Bruton: 'There's always going to be difficulties over the last few hundred million'
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Bruton: 'There's always going to be difficulties over the last few hundred million'

Oct 11th 2013, 8:53 AM 4,406 Views 61 Comments

The Jobs Minister has said that the “vast majority” of department’s budgets for next year have been confirmed but there is still work to be done to finalise measures.

It's the final countdown: Ministers meet for more Budget talks today
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

It's the final countdown: Ministers meet for more Budget talks today

Oct 11th 2013, 7:50 AM 2,871 Views 26 Comments

Less than a week today and negotiations are heating up.

GPs call for minimum pricing of alcohol
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

GPs call for minimum pricing of alcohol

Oct 10th 2013, 7:49 PM 6,778 Views 39 Comments

It is also looking for development and funding of service for diabetes patients.

Ministers to do post-Budget phone in with Seán O’Rourke, no plans for Pat Kenny
# Radio Wars
# Radio Wars

Ministers to do post-Budget phone in with Seán O’Rourke, no plans for Pat Kenny

Oct 10th 2013, 6:38 PM 6,505 Views 31 Comments

However, Ministers Howlin and Noonan will be talking to Newstalk Breakfast before going to RTÉ.

Fianna Fáil: Sinn Féin's budget would cut pay for teachers, gardaí and nurses
# Budget Wars
# Budget Wars

Fianna Fáil: Sinn Féin's budget would cut pay for teachers, gardaí and nurses

Oct 10th 2013, 3:45 PM 7,451 Views 89 Comments

But Sinn Féin says that Fianna Fáil’s budget proposals are not costed.

FF wants to raise USC on incomes over €100k and increase the price of cigarettes and wine
# Pre-budget Submission
# Pre-budget Submission

FF wants to raise USC on incomes over €100k and increase the price of cigarettes and wine

Oct 10th 2013, 1:06 PM 6,916 Views 135 Comments

The party has launched it’s pre-Budget submission today calling for an overall adjustment of €2.4 billion which is evenly split between tax rises and spending cuts.

Employers worried about rising pay expectations
# Recession
# Recession

Employers worried about rising pay expectations

Oct 10th 2013, 6:40 AM 6,058 Views 32 Comments

IBEC says more than a quarter of its member firms plan to take on new staff next year.

Irish business 'nervous about unpleasant budget surprises'
# The Future Is Bright
# The Future Is Bright

Irish business 'nervous about unpleasant budget surprises'

Oct 10th 2013, 6:30 AM 2,600 Views 1 Comment

But they are brightened by further increases in activity levels over the past three months.

Fiscal Advisory Council clarifies Spring's Prime Time Budget comments
# Budget
# Budget

Fiscal Advisory Council clarifies Spring's Prime Time Budget comments

Oct 9th 2013, 9:36 PM 4,705 Views 9 Comments

It said that its preferred policy is to continue with the planned adjustment of €3.1 billion.

"Pensioners should pay for their TV licences and travel" - Michael O'Leary
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

"Pensioners should pay for their TV licences and travel" - Michael O'Leary

Oct 9th 2013, 9:31 PM 23,971 Views 237 Comments

The Ryanair chief said that elderly people “don’t need” the concessions they get from the State.

Column: Having a home is a basic need that's slipping beyond people's reach
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Having a home is a basic need that's slipping beyond people's reach

Oct 9th 2013, 1:00 PM 147 Views 69 Comments

A fresh and compassionate approach is needed for Budget 2014 to help thousands of families who are in danger of losing their homes, writes SR Stanislaus Kennedy.

Fine Gael says there's a €350m hole in Sinn Féin's pre-Budget proposal
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Fine Gael says there's a €350m hole in Sinn Féin's pre-Budget proposal

Oct 9th 2013, 9:57 AM 7,063 Views 135 Comments

But Sinn Féin does not agree.

Poll: Are you worried about this year's Budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you worried about this year's Budget?

Oct 9th 2013, 9:27 AM 11,093 Views 122 Comments

This year’s adjustment will be closer to €2.5 billion than €3.1, Michael Noonan has confirmed. We ask, how concerned are you about the effects of next week’s Budget?

We want you: Join TheJournal.ie’s Budget 2014 readers' panel
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

We want you: Join TheJournal.ie’s Budget 2014 readers' panel

Oct 9th 2013, 9:24 AM 3,733 Views 22 Comments

We want to hear from a wide range of people across the country to find out their thoughts both ahead of Budget Day and on the day itself.

Damien Kiberd: Austerity economics have us locked in Permaslump
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Austerity economics have us locked in Permaslump

Oct 8th 2013, 10:58 PM 86 Views 66 Comments

“Families want to exit their own micro-bailouts too,” writes new TheJournal.ie columnist Damien Kiberd.

Department of Finance expects 1.8 per cent growth next year
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Department of Finance expects 1.8 per cent growth next year

Oct 8th 2013, 10:15 PM 3,028 Views 34 Comments

However, that forecast is based on a €3.1 billion adjustment in Budget 2014.

Sinn Féin wants a third rate of tax, a betting tax and to abolish the property tax
# Pre-budget Submission
# Pre-budget Submission

Sinn Féin wants a third rate of tax, a betting tax and to abolish the property tax

Oct 8th 2013, 11:42 AM 9,160 Views 213 Comments

The party is advocating a total of €1 billion in expenditure savings and €1.4 billion in taxation measures to bring about a total deficit adjustment of around €2.45 billion.

"There is nothing easy left to do": Howlin outlines the Budget challenges
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

"There is nothing easy left to do": Howlin outlines the Budget challenges

Oct 8th 2013, 10:22 AM 4,533 Views 60 Comments

The Public Expenditure and Reform Minister has outlined the scale of the challenge facing ministers in crucial Cabinet discussions taking place today.

Noonan confirms Budget adjustment is going to be 'slightly ahead of €2.5 billion'
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Noonan confirms Budget adjustment is going to be 'slightly ahead of €2.5 billion'

Oct 8th 2013, 9:44 AM 5,810 Views 70 Comments

Speaking on his way into the Cabinet meeting this morning Noonan said that the Budget adjustment of tax increases and expenditure cuts will be “slightly ahead of €2.5 billion”.

Quinn on Budget 2014: 'We want to minimise the suffering as quickly as we can'
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Quinn on Budget 2014: 'We want to minimise the suffering as quickly as we can'

Oct 8th 2013, 8:22 AM 4,414 Views 36 Comments

Ahead of this morning’s Cabinet meeting, Education Minister Ruairí Quinn has been speaking to reporters.

Cabinet to discuss Budget 2014 adjustment today
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Cabinet to discuss Budget 2014 adjustment today

Oct 8th 2013, 7:05 AM 2,934 Views 38 Comments

The budget will be revealed to the general public next week, Tuesday 15 October.

Independent off-licence sector "in danger of dying out"
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Independent off-licence sector "in danger of dying out"

Oct 7th 2013, 7:11 PM 8,481 Views 59 Comments

That is according to the National Off-Licence Association, which is concerned about the impact Budget 2014 could have on off-licences.

PIC: Michael Noonan got a free pizza for his lunch today*
# You Wanna Pizza Me?
# You Wanna Pizza Me?

PIC: Michael Noonan got a free pizza for his lunch today*

Oct 7th 2013, 2:14 PM 19,697 Views 47 Comments

*But we’re guessing he probably didn’t take up the offer from Apache…

Rabbitte: I believe adjustment will be lower than €3.1 billion
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Rabbitte: I believe adjustment will be lower than €3.1 billion

Oct 6th 2013, 1:02 PM 5,173 Views 67 Comments

It’s expected the figure for Budget 2014 will be finalised at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

Government urged to keep lower VAT rate for tourism
# Jobs Committee
# Jobs Committee

Government urged to keep lower VAT rate for tourism

Oct 4th 2013, 9:49 PM 3,759 Views 33 Comments

The Restaurant Association of Ireland says that 5,000 jobs will be created in the next 18 months if the rate is maintained.

IMF review says close supervision of Irish banks is essential
# Report Card
# Report Card

IMF review says close supervision of Irish banks is essential

Oct 4th 2013, 4:31 PM 4,036 Views 23 Comments

Ireland’s latest report card by the IMF also states that firm implementation of budget policies is required if Ireland wants to achieve its fiscal targets.

Noonan wants Budget to give “markets confidence”
# Economy
# Economy

Noonan wants Budget to give “markets confidence”

Oct 3rd 2013, 5:59 PM 4,201 Views 62 Comments

With the country required to cut the national deficit to 5.1 per cent of GDP, Michael Noonan says that it is “important to be beat that target”.

Rise in tourism VAT rate would "cost jobs"
# Tourism
# Tourism

Rise in tourism VAT rate would "cost jobs"

Oct 3rd 2013, 2:39 PM 3,417 Views 16 Comments

Despite the increased numbers of tourists visiting Irish shores, the tourism industry recovery is fragile, a representative body has warned.

Budget adjustment will be ‘somewhat less’ than €3.1 billion – Noonan
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Budget adjustment will be ‘somewhat less’ than €3.1 billion – Noonan

Oct 2nd 2013, 8:48 PM 8,537 Views 50 Comments

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said that it’s too early to give any further details on the exact figure.

'We'll be back': INTO warning to 'Dublin 4 politicians' over growing class sizes
# Teachers Association
# Teachers Association

'We'll be back': INTO warning to 'Dublin 4 politicians' over growing class sizes

Oct 2nd 2013, 7:26 PM 6,867 Views 40 Comments

Several hundred teachers, pupils, and parents took part in a protest outside the Department of Education this evening.

Live Register figures continue falling as key Exchequer returns to be published
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Live Register figures continue falling as key Exchequer returns to be published

Oct 2nd 2013, 1:33 PM 7,658 Views 71 Comments

The Budget is less than two weeks away and the economic data is coming thick and fast…

Burton on Gilmore relations: 'I hear all sorts of briefings, they didn't come from me'
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Burton on Gilmore relations: 'I hear all sorts of briefings, they didn't come from me'

Oct 2nd 2013, 12:32 PM 4,297 Views 28 Comments

Joan Burton has been speaking about her relationship with Eamon Gilmore this morning.