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#Budget 2014

# budget-2014 - Sunday 1 September, 2013

Micheál Martin criticises party politics and Budget leaks
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Micheál Martin criticises party politics and Budget leaks

Sep 1st 2013, 1:43 PM 9,428 Views 76 Comments

He refused to be drawn on speculation about a possible coalition between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.

Column: 'It is essential that we push ahead with the €3.1bn budget cut'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'It is essential that we push ahead with the €3.1bn budget cut'

Sep 1st 2013, 12:00 PM 21 Views 124 Comments

Fine Gael TD Pat Deering believes that current social welfare spending is unsustainable and has urged the government to pursue a €3.1 billion budget cut in order to remove the “shackles of the Troika”.

# budget-2014 - Friday 30 August, 2013

No cuts to primary spending, taxes for wealthy and a €4.5 billion stimulus - ICTU publishes budget plan
# Alternative Budget
# Alternative Budget

No cuts to primary spending, taxes for wealthy and a €4.5 billion stimulus - ICTU publishes budget plan

Aug 30th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,715 Views 28 Comments

The general secretary of the congress says that their plan would help Ireland reach deficit targets and create jobs.

# budget-2014 - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Here's how much would be raised if income tax increased for earners over €100k
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Here's how much would be raised if income tax increased for earners over €100k

Aug 27th 2013, 9:57 PM 15,466 Views 130 Comments

Michael Noonan has indicated that he won’t be considering any kind of ‘wealth tax’ in Budget 2014 – but has released figures on how much it would bring in.

# budget-2014 - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Aug 24th 2013, 7:59 PM 12,153 Views 4 Comments

Today everyone’s talking about a shooting in Dublin and the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Wealth tax? Probably not going to happen, says Michael Noonan
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Wealth tax? Probably not going to happen, says Michael Noonan

Aug 24th 2013, 7:52 PM 21,599 Views 232 Comments

The Minister for Finance says he won’t comment specifically on Budget 2014 proposals, but has given three reasons why he doesn’t think a wealth tax is possible.

# budget-2014 - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Howlin: We want to ensure a 'basic threshold of decency' in Budget 2014
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Howlin: We want to ensure a 'basic threshold of decency' in Budget 2014

Aug 21st 2013, 2:38 PM 5,825 Views 114 Comments

Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin has insisted today that the parameters of the budget adjustment in October have not yet been set.

# budget-2014 - Monday 19 August, 2013

TD accused of 'recycling' two-year-old list of education cuts
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

TD accused of 'recycling' two-year-old list of education cuts

Aug 19th 2013, 8:45 PM 9,080 Views 17 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has raised concerns about spending cuts proposed by Education Minister Ruairí Quinn ahead of October’s Budget, but Labour says he’s trying to “increase his personal profile”.

# budget-2014 - Friday 16 August, 2013

Column: I hope I hold on to my health – I don’t think I can afford to get sick
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I hope I hold on to my health – I don’t think I can afford to get sick

Aug 16th 2013, 7:30 PM 67 Views 79 Comments

With the number of older people in consistent poverty doubling over just one year, pensioner Gordon* explains what daily life is like for him – and how he fears for the future.

# budget-2014 - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Column: Pre-Budget politics - lies, damned lies and a gullible public
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Pre-Budget politics - lies, damned lies and a gullible public

Aug 13th 2013, 8:45 PM 25 Views 66 Comments

The campaign to pummel the public into submission with ‘strategic’ pre-Budget scaremongering has begun in earnest – and the media is lapping it up, writes Paul Allen.

Sinn Féin wants an 'easier budget' with adjustment of less than €3.1 billion
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Sinn Féin wants an 'easier budget' with adjustment of less than €3.1 billion

Aug 13th 2013, 4:07 PM 4,957 Views 76 Comments

Fianna Fáil finance spokesperson Michael McGrath says the Government should soften the budget adjustment this year, but Sinn Féin’s Jonathan O’Brien says the important issue is where the cuts are coming from.

# budget-2014 - Monday 12 August, 2013

Is ice-cream part of the tourism industry?
# Ice-Cream
# Ice-Cream

Is ice-cream part of the tourism industry?

Aug 12th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,885 Views 22 Comments

Some say it is but the Minister for Finance says he has ‘no plans’ to change the VAT treatment for ice-cream parlours to bring it in line with tourism rates.

# budget-2014 - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Labour and Fine Gael junior ministers at odds over Budget 2014 plans
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Labour and Fine Gael junior ministers at odds over Budget 2014 plans

Aug 7th 2013, 8:38 AM 4,994 Views 46 Comments

Labour TD Alan Kelly has criticised some colleagues for negotiating on the airwaves and on the front pages of national newspapers.

# budget-2014 - Friday 2 August, 2013

SIPTU President claims austerity is leading to 'Americanisation of Europe'
# Austerity
# Austerity

SIPTU President claims austerity is leading to 'Americanisation of Europe'

Aug 2nd 2013, 7:03 PM 10,070 Views 153 Comments

Jack O’Connor tells the MacGill summer school that austerity is a “violence perpetrated against working people”.

# budget-2014 - Sunday 28 July, 2013

More off-licences expected to close if government refuses to reduce excise duty
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

More off-licences expected to close if government refuses to reduce excise duty

Jul 28th 2013, 2:36 PM 9,542 Views 43 Comments

An association representing independent off-licences also said today that there should be a ban on selling alcohol below cost.

# budget-2014 - Friday 26 July, 2013

Central Bank cuts growth forecast and tells govt: Don't ease-up on austerity
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Central Bank cuts growth forecast and tells govt: Don't ease-up on austerity

Jul 26th 2013, 9:27 PM 5,539 Views 76 Comments

The bank has also cut its forecast for growth of the country’s economy or gross domestic product from 1.2 per cent this year to 0.07 per cent blaming the falls in the export of goods and services.

# budget-2014 - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Minister: No one wants to cut child benefit, but it can’t be ruled out
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Minister: No one wants to cut child benefit, but it can’t be ruled out

Jul 25th 2013, 10:00 PM 12,893 Views 211 Comments

“Clearly no one wants to reduce child benefit, but there will be cuts and there will be adjustments,” Junior Finance Minister Brian Hayes has said of the social welfare budget this evening.

# budget-2014 - Sunday 21 July, 2013

'Moving away from austerity is the sensible action' - former IMF mission chief
# Austerity
# Austerity

'Moving away from austerity is the sensible action' - former IMF mission chief

Jul 21st 2013, 2:31 PM 6,732 Views 32 Comments

Ireland needs growth and Ashoka Mody believes the only way to get it is to pull back on the “severe commitment to austerity”.

'No discussion' on cutting Child Benefit in Budget 2014
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

'No discussion' on cutting Child Benefit in Budget 2014

Jul 21st 2013, 1:15 PM 10,094 Views 88 Comments

Is there a row in the camp over the issue?

# budget-2014 - Friday 19 July, 2013

No more "difficult budgets" after this year – Taoiseach
# Deficit Target
# Deficit Target

No more "difficult budgets" after this year – Taoiseach

Jul 19th 2013, 3:26 PM 8,331 Views 108 Comments

That is as long as deficit targets are met and the economy does not deteriorate, but otherwise it “should be the last of the difficult budget”.

# budget-2014 - Thursday 18 July, 2013

How would the Minister for Finance describe Ireland in one word? Debt.
# NTMA
# NTMA

How would the Minister for Finance describe Ireland in one word? Debt.

Jul 18th 2013, 9:25 PM 10,757 Views 59 Comments

In better news, the NTMA CEO said we are on target to exit the bailout programme.

# budget-2014 - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Richard Bruton: I'm not going to raise the minimum wage
# Employment
# Employment

Richard Bruton: I'm not going to raise the minimum wage

Jul 14th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,534 Views 35 Comments

Richard Bruton rules out any immediate adjustments to the minimum wage rate despite recent comments from Cabinet colleague Joan Burton.

# budget-2014 - Monday 8 July, 2013

IBEC wants the government to drop planned tax hikes
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

IBEC wants the government to drop planned tax hikes

Jul 8th 2013, 7:57 AM 4,890 Views 49 Comments

The business group also called for an improved R&D tax-credit system and support for the hospitality sector.

# budget-2014 - Saturday 6 July, 2013

How much does it cost you to send your child to school?
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

How much does it cost you to send your child to school?

Jul 6th 2013, 8:15 AM 10,842 Views 52 Comments

Barnardos wants parents to help them get the big picture.

# budget-2014 - Friday 5 July, 2013

Burton will look to protect core welfare payments
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Burton will look to protect core welfare payments

Jul 5th 2013, 11:37 AM 6,373 Views 109 Comments

The Social Protection minister said that cuts to her department will be ‘far south’ of €440 million in October’s budget.

# budget-2014 - Sunday 30 June, 2013

Noonan: Banking prosecutors are being cautious because they don't want to blow the case
# Anglo Tapes
# Anglo Tapes

Noonan: Banking prosecutors are being cautious because they don't want to blow the case

Jun 30th 2013, 7:27 PM 8,990 Views 81 Comments

The Minister for Finance also said the Anglo tapes were “appalling”.

# budget-2014 - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Budget 2014 (yes, already) and Dáil scrapping Seanad?
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Budget 2014 (yes, already) and Dáil scrapping Seanad?

Jun 25th 2013, 7:45 AM 2,614 Views 3 Comments

The final Dáil vote on whether to proceed with a constitutional referendum will be held just after 10:30pm this evening.

# budget-2014 - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Tax cuts 'unlikely' in this year's budget
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Tax cuts 'unlikely' in this year's budget

Jun 23rd 2013, 7:44 PM 5,971 Views 32 Comments

There will also be no income tax increases, according to Minister of State Brian Hayes.

# budget-2014 - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

The IMF wants Budget 2014 to ignore the promissory note deal
# Bailout
# Bailout

The IMF wants Budget 2014 to ignore the promissory note deal

Jun 18th 2013, 8:01 AM 10,042 Views 59 Comments

The Washington-based fund says we’ve completed our tenth quarterly review under the bailout, with a mixed outlook.

# budget-2014 - Monday 10 June, 2013

"Are things tough? Yes they are" - Burton on Budget 2014
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

"Are things tough? Yes they are" - Burton on Budget 2014

Jun 10th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,802 Views 26 Comments

In an exclusive interview with TheJournal.ie, the Minister said that “we’ve tried to do what we’ve had to do in a very, very fair way”.

# budget-2014 - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

EU will inspect Ireland’s finances for decades after bailout, under new rules
# Two-pack
# Two-pack

EU will inspect Ireland’s finances for decades after bailout, under new rules

May 14th 2013, 6:40 AM 5,562 Views 69 Comments

The ‘two-pack’ also means the Budget will have to be submitted to Brussels for its approval every October from now on.

# budget-2014 - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

'Time to ease off on austerity and abandon planned tax hikes' - IBEC
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

'Time to ease off on austerity and abandon planned tax hikes' - IBEC

May 7th 2013, 6:30 AM 7,026 Views 46 Comments

IBEC says Ireland could drop the ‘new taxes’ planned for Budget 2014 and still meet the EU’s targets.

# budget-2014 - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Labour conference to be held in November despite calls for earlier date
# Labour
# Labour

Labour conference to be held in November despite calls for earlier date

Apr 18th 2013, 7:58 PM 5,094 Views 27 Comments

The party’s national executive today met and agreed to hold its conference on the 29 and 30 November despite calls from party chairman Colm Keaveney for an earlier date.

# budget-2014 - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Fiscal council finds 'wiggle room' on Budget targets - but wants full cuts
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Fiscal council finds 'wiggle room' on Budget targets - but wants full cuts

Apr 10th 2013, 1:24 PM 6,983 Views 98 Comments

The Fiscal Advisory Council recommends sticking to plans for another €5.1bn in cuts over two years – even though we’re on course to be well ahead of the EU’s deficit targets.

# budget-2014 - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Noonan confirms Budget 2014 to be brought forward to October
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Noonan confirms Budget 2014 to be brought forward to October

Mar 5th 2013, 9:12 AM 11,689 Views 38 Comments

EU finance ministers are meeting in Brussels today to ratify proposals contained in the two-pack, a series of financial governance measures, which the Minister said would mean an earlier budget.

# budget-2014 - Thursday 28 February, 2013

IBEC appeals for 'no more taxes' to try and ease austerity
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

IBEC appeals for 'no more taxes' to try and ease austerity

Feb 28th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,202 Views 45 Comments

The employers’ group says ordinary people have been hit with enough new charges and taxes, and can’t handle any more.