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Open thread: What would YOU do with Budget 2013?
While we wait on tenterhooks for the cuts and taxes to be imposed on Wednesday, let’s come up with a PLAN, people.
Dáil approves Finance Bill by 93 votes to 45
TDs vote in favour of the last part of the 2012 Budget, though there is still time for amendments to be made to the Bill.
New household charge could be docked from wages or welfare
People who boycott the annual payment – including several TDs – could see it taken directly from their paychecks or benefits, the Government has confirmed.
Your best post-Budget 2012 money-saving tips
Over the weekend we asked you for your best tips on saving money over the coming year. Here’s a round-up of your top tips…
Ireland's economic growth forecast to hit just 1 per cent next year
Moody’s says that the fragility of the state’s economic recovery coupled with recent eurozone pressures mean growth won’t hit the govt target for 2012.
Open thread: what are your best money-saving tips?
Now that we know what’s in Budget 2012, we want you to share your best cash-scrimping advice with’s readers…
Column: Of course we have recession fatigue - with added VAT
Government ministers were falling over themselves in June to tell us that a VAT reduction for the hospitality sector would create jobs – so what do they reckon a VAT increase to 23 per cent elsewhere will do?
All community employment schemes under review, Minister confirms
Joan Burton said that schemes which “provide value for money” do not have “anything to fear” from the review.
140 companies closed in the last 7 days
One of the dissolved businesses had been established just over 50 years ago…
The Daily Fix: Thursday
In tonight’s Fix: what have Sarkozy and Kenny been saying today; what does the interest rate cut mean for mortgage holders; and who has had some harsh words for Roy Keane?
Banker who suggests future NAMA sell-off appointed as advisory group chair
Michael Geoghegan is the former CEO of HSBC and will be the chair of the NAMA advisory group set up by the Minister for Finance earlier this week.
Two senators nominated by Enda Kenny critical of Budget 2012
Katherine Zappone has questioned ‘external pressure’ on the Government’s choice of cuts while Jillian van Turnhout says it was not a child-friendly document.
TDs begin debating Budget 2012's social welfare cuts
The Social Welfare Bill 2011 will be voted on by TDs tomorrow – but former Labour TDs Penrose and Nulty have broken ranks again.
Explainer: Changes to mortgage interest relief
Finance Minister Michael Noonan has introduced changes to the mortgage interest relief available to buyers and home owners as part of next year’s Budget – but what does it mean?
Bishops urge government to abandon cuts to child benefit
At their winter meeting, the Irish Bishops’ Conference welcomes the U-turn on disability benefit – but remain concerned.
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
In tonight’s fix: why the government is rowing back on one budget pledge already; toilet-based austerity; and Trapattoni lands another cat in the sack…
Infographic of the day: Budget 2012
The VAT increase, the Household Charge, cigarettes and alcohol – get all of the main points of Budget 2012 in two rather nifty infographics.
Slideshow: Today's Budget 2012 front pages
From boosting the property market to fuel tax and VAT increases, check out what the front pages have to say about the Budget this morning.
Government "will revisit" Budget cut to disability allowance
Enda Kenny says the proposal to cut disability benefit for young people by up to €111 per week will be reviewed.
Budget 2012: What's already come into effect?
We have a quick look at the measures approved by the Dáil last night, and check which ones have come into effect already.
Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures
There was plenty at stake in the austere Budget presented by Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan over the past two days. This slideshow will fill you in…
Poll: How do you feel after Budget 2012?
Do you feel more down in the dumps after Budget 2012 – or do you feel more relieved than you expected to? Tell us in our sentiment poll this morning…
Column: Here’s why the VAT increase won’t send people flocking North
The VAT increase won’t lead to a repeat of 2008′s queues at the Border – but that doesn’t make it a good idea, writes Ronan Lyons.
'Secret' Anglo-Irish Treaty of 6 December 1921 now online
Today, the buzzwords are financial sovereignty. Exactly 90 years ago today, this treaty led to bitter war over Irish sovereignty.
Readers' Panel: Full-time carer
Ann Hughes had been concerned that Carer’s Allowance would be cut. The government left it alone – but there were other changes which will still affect her.
Readers' panel: Married with children
John, a father of five, says he’ll be hit hard by road tax and the cut in child benefit – and says that not enough is being done to support entrepreneurs.
Readers' Panel: Student
Budget 2012 has brought a €250 registration fee increase for third-level students, cut student grants by 3 per cent, and cut maintenance payments for new postgrad entrants.
Readers' Panel: Separated mother-of-four
Budget 2012 has seen cuts to child benefit for third and fourth children, changes to motor tax, and changes to the Universal Social Charge.
GALLERY: A day of Budget protests at Leinster House
Various lobby and protest groups held demonstrations in Dublin today, to coincide with the Budget announcements. Here’s a sample.
Readers' panel: Small business owner
Con Traas owns a small business in south Tipperary and is concerned about the effect of the rise in VAT rate.
Budget 2012: Motor tax hike of 7.5 per cent for most vehicles
Wondering how much your car will cost you next year? Read on for the full extent of tax and fuel hikes…
Government admits defeat on upward-only rent reviews
The government formally abandons legislation to abolish upward-only rent reviews, citing conflicts with the Constitution.
Let us know: What do you think of the Budget?
So now that we’ve heard the entire Budget, what do you think? Was it better or worse than you’d expected?
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
In tonight’s Fix: All you need to know about Budget 2012; what the Taoiseach said about his former advisor’s pay rise; and why was the Bar Council’s website hacked?
Budget 2012: What's contributors are saying brings you contributions from a huge range of people. We asked some of them to give their opinions on the Budget – and here’s what they said…
Budget 2012 liveblog
Join us for live video and text commentary, as Michael Noonan tells us how he plans to raise €1.6bn in extra taxes next year.
Budget 2012: Who exactly has to pay the €100 Household Charge?
The new Household Charge is one of the most controversial proposals in the Budget – but who exactly is going to have to pay the new €100 charge?
Budget 2012: Criticism for ‘tokenistic’ 25c hike on pack of 20 cigarettes
Budget 2012 will add an extra 25c to the price of a packet of 20 cigarettes, though alcohol excise is unchanged for now.
Gallery: how Twitter reacted to day two of Budget 2012
Here’s how the Twittersphere saw part two of the budget announcement…
Budget 2012: Fuel tax increases 'will affect almost all households and businesses'
AA Roadwatch warns that fuel tax increases are going to take a toll on both business and families, particularly in rural areas.