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# Budget 2014

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# Promissory Note
Rehn: Budget 2014 should not be eased after promissory note savings
The European Commissioner says the €1 billion savings should be used to eliminate Ireland’s deficit as soon as possible.
# Promissory Note
Noonan hints €1bn IBRC savings will go to repay debts
Michael Noonan thinks it would make more sense not to use the promissory note proceeds to ease the next Budget.
# Budget 2014
Deal reached on EU rules that could see Budgets in October
The European Commission, Council and Parliament have reached a deal on introducing rules requiring early submissions of Budgets.
# Budget 2014
Varadkar: Promissory note saving 'is not €1bn more we have to spend'
The Transport Minister says that talk that the government has €1 billion more to play with in the next Budget “gave me bad memories of Charlie McCreevy”.
# prom note
SIPTU: Promissory note savings should be distributed in the next budget
However, the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny says it’s too early to predict the promissory note impact on Budget 2014.
# Irish Economy
Ireland could be given extra time to meet deficit deadline
Olli Rehn has written to EU ministers indicating an openness to delaying austerity measures on a case-by-case basis.
# Budget 2014
Government yet to decide how €1bn prom note windfall will be spent
Enda Kenny says it’s only six weeks into the year – and too early to predict the promissory note impact on Budget 2014.
# Budget 2014
Here's how the IBRC deal takes €1bn off next year’s Budget
The Department of Finance has put together these figures to illustrate the benefit to Budgets 2014 and 2015.
# Exchequer Returns
Ireland set to beat EU's deficit target for 2012, says Hayes
The EU wanted the general government deficit to be under 8.6 per cent of GDP, but it could be under even 8 per cent.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the Budget be moved to a different month?
Just five days after Budget 2013, there have already been calls to move next year’s Budget to a different month. What do you think – good idea? Bad idea?
# Budget 2014
Prospect of October Budget welcomed amid calls for more open process
Budget 2013 is less than a week old but already thoughts are turning to Budget 2014 and the possibility it could be held earlier than December next year.
# Budget 2014
Ministers say December Budgets could be a thing of the past
Brendan Howlin says bringing Ireland into line with European moves could see Budgets in October, with two months of debate.
# EU
Brian Hayes in Brussels to discuss EU budget
The Minister of State will meet with other EU finance ministers to discus the bloc’s budget for the coming year.