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Impact: We want more pay... as long as the economy can handle it
The public service union will only seek increased pay if the government reaches deficit targets.
Going, going, gone: Criminal Assets Bureau sells Rolex on eBay for €8,200
The last watch the CAB sold on the auction website went for €7,000.
Adrian Mole, Hitler, and the tv licence : The week in numbers
Plus: How much money did the Criminal Assets Bureau give to the Exchequer last year from criminal activity?
Pics: 100,000 cigarettes in unmarked boxes seized in Munster
The cigarettes were seized from a Ford Transit van on the Tipperary/Limerick border this afternoon.
Aaron McKenna: Ask your council candidates to pledge to publish receipts for their expenses
The only way to affect real change in politics is at the ballot box. Ask you local council candidate whether they plan to voluntarily publish receipts for their expenses. If they will, tell them you’ll vote for them. If not, good luck and goodbye.
60,000 cigarettes seized by Customs officers in Cork
Cigarettes and a quantity of tobacco were found when a car was stopped by gardaí on the M8 this morning.
Six tax defaulters paid out bills of over €1 million each between June and September
A businessman in Cork, a Galway hotel and a Wexford pub topped the list, which amounted to over €27 million for the quarter.
Pay-and-file tax deadline won't change next year, 2015 date could be earlier though
The Government have said it remains their plan to bring forward to date to submit tax returns but it won’t happen until 2015 at the earliest.
Fuel laundering plant with 10m litre capacity uncovered in rural Waterford
The operation was found near the town of Portlaw, some 19km west of Waterford City, earlier today.
Here's how much extra tax the government expects to take next year
Michael Noonan will be a happy man if these targets are hit…
Levy on banks of €150 million a year until 2016
Domestic banks will pay the levy totaling €150 million a year for the next three years with each bank to pay based on interest on thier deposits.
Drogheda and Tallaght blackspots for illicit cigarettes
The research firm MS Intelligence examined discarded cigarette packs on the streets and in bins and found that Drogheda and Tallaght were the worst affected areas
Noonan: We might have some leeway if figures ahead of Budget are positive
Michael Noonan indicated there may be a Budget adjustment of less than €3.1 billion if there’s good news contained in two key sets of data, but he said the final figure had not yet been decided.
Swappage scheme could generate €129 million for Exchequer, says motor industry
The scheme would see a €2,000 reduction in VRT on the purchase of a new car where the trade-in is a 2008 car or older.
Exchequer returns: VAT receipts nearly €250 million behind target
But the deficit for the first eight months of this year was over €4 billion less than it was in the first eight months of 2012.
€100m boost as Central Bank announces bigger profit than expected
The Central Bank’s profits for 2012 were higher than forecast in Budget 2013 – offering some relief for the State coffers.
CAB forwarded €6.5 million to the Exchequer in 2011
The report has been welcomed by the Garda Commissioner.
Two oil laundering plants uncovered in Louth raid
Revenue said the illegal laundries represented a possible loss to the Exchequer of €8 million a year.
The Evening with added spuds and eggs
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
Exchequer deficit reduced by €10bn in 2012 to €14.9bn
VAT and corporation tax recorded surpluses, while income tax and excise duties recorded shortfalls.
Exchequer returns: Government's tax take 0.5 per cent below target
The Department of Finance has released the last exchequer returns before tomorrow’s Budget with income tax take for November 12 per cent below target.
Budget 2013: Children's groups hit out at likely €10 cut to child benefit
Various reports indicate that child benefit will be cut from €140 to €130 per child in next week’s Budget.
The Evening Fix... now with added Mr Burns endorsing Romney
Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.
Department defends underspend as unemployment stays at 14.8 per cent
The Department of Jobs has said that its performance must relate to services delivered and not money spent as figures show it underspent by €85 million in the first three quarters of 2012.
Exchequer returns show tax take up but deficit at over €11bn
Spending at the Departments of Health and Social Protection were more than expected, according to the latest figures from the Department of Finance.
Over €4.1m in pensions paid to former ministers last year
Most current government ministers entitled to pensions from previous ministerial posts surrendered them last year but Finance Minister Michael Noonan didn’t. Bertie Ahern handed back some of his annual pension.
Senator calls for crackdown on €250m-a-year illegal cigarette market
Catherine Noone says tough new measures are needed to tackle the illegal sale of cigarettes in Ireland.
So far in takes €500 million ahead of target
Three of the ‘big four’ categories – corporation, income and VAT – are performing strongly.
700,000 cigarettes seized by Dublin Airport customs officers
The cigarettes, which were seized in three separate operations this week, had an estimated retail value of over €315,000.
Tax revenues ahead of target in first five months of 2012
The Department of Finance said that the increases marked “an encouraging performance” in the first five months of the year.
Skodas, jets and the Lotto: the week in statistics
Our weekly wrap-up of the numbers that defined the week, like: how much did our 12 MEPs take in donations last year?
So far...2012 tax take ahead of target
Tax revenues of €8.72 billion are over 10 per cent ahead of end-March profiles with increases in income, corporation and VAT intakes.
Oil laundering plant discovered in Cavan
Gardaí and Revenue officers uncovered the plant this evening and said it had the capacity to launder around ten million litres of fuel per year.
Quarter of a million Irish fail to seek help for debilitating back pain - survey
With 80 per cent of those suffering nerve-related back pain aged under 50, chronic pain is thought to be significantly impacting people’s personal and professional lives.
Man arrested over Dublin Airport cigarette seizure
Customs officials seized more than 27,000 cigarettes from the baggage of a British national in Dublin Airport today.
More than 125,000 cigarettes seized in Cork
The cigarettes and tobacco seized in a series of raids were worth more than €80,000.
Plastic bag levy on way to Northern Ireland
A similar – but more expensive – levy has been in place in the Republic of Ireland since 2002.
Government's 2011 tax income misses Budget target by 2.5 per cent
New data published by the Department of Finance show that income tax, VAT and corporation tax were all lower than expected.