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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# budget leaks

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With 24 hours to go, here's what we know about the Budget so far...
The leaks are flowing now…
Column: The Hunger Games of Ireland's Budget leaks
The villain of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games series knows the value of ‘divide and conquer’ when keeping an unruly populace in check. Ireland’s yearly Budget “leaks”, which provoke panic across society, follow the same rule, writes Emer Delaney.
Explainer: How Irish bailout documents keep getting leaked to the public... via Germany
Yet another batch of draft documents has made its way out via the Bundestag. Here’s the story of how it happens.
Explainer: How do Irish bailout documents keep ending up in Germany?
The European Commission says the latest leak is “unfortunate and irresponsible”. But why does it keep happening?
Ireland may need mini-budget if other economies falter: official EU report
The European Commission signs off on a €5.9 billion release of bailout funds, but their green light comes with a warning…
Leaked document suggests Ireland may need further budget cuts in 2012
The Department of Finance has confirmed that the European Commission will publish a document tomorrow which suggests Ireland could need further fiscal tightening this year.
Prime numbers: the week in stats
Earthquakes! Earnings! Petitions! Racehorses! Healthy cities?! Our weekly numerical guide to the events of the last seven days.
TDs off to Berlin to discuss 2012 Budget leaks
The Oireachtas Finance committee is heading to meet its German counterpart – the one that got our Budget in November.
No decision yet on selling ESB - Burton
But the Minister for Social Protection suggested the Government still hoped to raise €2billion by selling State assets.
Video: 2011 - the year in gaffes
From the government’s €3.6bn ‘accounting error’, to confusing a Hollywood actor with a serial killer, here are this year’s most memorable gaffes.
More tax austerity will break Irish families, tax institute warns
The Irish Tax Institute says some employees have already lost a sixth of their take-home pay – and are now at ‘tipping point’.
Budget proposals doc had to be shown as ‘constitutional requirement’
Taoiseach Enda Kenny tells Dáil today that draft proposals were shown to German parliament as a constitutional requirement of… the German parliament.
Noonan "can't rule out future leaks" of confidential information
The minister made the comments while speaking at the University of Limerick, where he also expressed regrets over last week’s Budget leaks.
The Daily Fix: Sunday
Catch up on the day’s main stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
Child benefit to be 'cut first and reformed later'
The government is coming under fire for ‘another broken promise’ – a €10 cut in child benefit across the board.
Budget leaks: Dublin and Brussels in €300m dispute over public pay bill
The government says cutting public jobs will save €2.5bn by 2015 – but the European Commission’s draft report is far less optimistic.
The Daily Fix: Saturday
Catch up on the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
Taoiseach defends 2 per cent VAT increase despite cross-border shopping fears
Retailers are worried that the increase will encourage consumers in the Republic to head across the border to shop.
Budget leaks: €3.5bn Budget for 2013 still won’t meet Troika targets
Briefing notes prepared for German MPs also predict that employment will continue to fall next year, and that Ireland may miss bank targets.
The Daily Fix: Friday
Catch up on the day’s main stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
Budget leaks disclose detail of 'tyrannical' government proposals - Ross
Independent TD Shane Ross is among those to heavily criticise the government after details of forthcoming budget proposals were disclosed by today.
REVEALED: Government’s leaked plans for Ireland’s austerity budgets has obtained the documents, given to German MPs, which outline the contents of the 2012 and 2013 Budgets.
Budget leaks: the hypermarket could be on its way to Ireland
According to leaked documents seen by, the Government has agreed to make changes to the retail size caps which could allow for Wal-mart and Costco to set up shop here.
Budget leaks: Social welfare to bear burden of cuts, Government tells EU
Leaked draft documents seen by indicate that the social protection budget will be heavily targeted.
Budget leaks: State asset sell-off may not yield money for job creation
The government has said publicly it wants to use State asset sell-off revenue for job creation but confidential documents paint a different picture.
Budget leaks: Government to inject €250 million into credit unions
The recapitalisation figure in the leaked budget documents is significantly less than the €1 billion previously suggested by Michael Noonan – but there will be more money available in 2012 if the credit unions need it.