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2022
# Cabinet
Cabinet approves two-year lease on Citywest Hotel to accommodate Ukrainian refugees
The hotel and conference centre currently accommodates about 2,300 people fleeing the war.
# State Finances
Ireland reports record €68.4 billion tax take for 2021 - an annual increase of almost 20%
That’s according to exchequer returns for December published by the Department of Finance this afternoon.
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# let's get fiscal
Fiscal Council says Ireland is still vulnerable and warns against extra Budget spending
The council said any additional initiatives should be funded by tax increases or a re-allocation of spending.
# Spending
Where does your money go? New website gives detailed breakdown of government spending
The website allows users to chart the money being used by various Government departments and to service public debt.
# Controversy
The government is reversing that €12 million cut to the mental health budget
The government is revising its spending upwards. €40 million will also go to the guards.
# cash outflow
The average Irish person will spend almost €600 this Christmas
According to a Christmas spending survey. And we all think we’re worse off than last year. Mind you, last year we felt the same way…
# On the lash
The terrible weather in July didn't stop people going on nights out
People have been spending more money on clothes and shoes too…
# strike a pose
Here's how much the Taoiseach's department has spent on photography since 2002
But first, let me take a selfie (to cut down on further professional photography costs).
# capital ideas
What would the Greens do in Government? ... Build, build, build
Eamon Ryan’s weighing in with his proposals, ahead of next Tuesday’s Budget announcement.
# budget 2015
Tax increases and expenditure reductions of €2.1bn won't be necessary - Howlin
He said that the government are not in the giving back phase just yet.
# payday
The exchequer tax take is €500 million ahead of target
Despite the positive overall picture, overspend in the Department of Health is still proving a drag on State finances.
# Funding
Five counties received less than 1% of Enterprise Ireland funding last year
They received €2,769,721 out of a total of almost €90 million
# Standard of Living
Over 50s' income did not fall during the recession - ESRI
The think tank say research shows that, although the wealth of over 50s declined, overall income, health and well-being did not.
# expenditure
Reilly: Universal health insurance will not put the state's finances at risk
The Minister for Health also said the system will “end the unfair two-tier health system we currently have.”
# Revised estimates
Gross total expenditure for public service to amount to €53bn for 2014
Revised estimates are required to be published before the end of 2013.
# Disease
Mortalities due to cancer, heart disease significantly down in last decade
Life expectancy in Ireland has also increased by a full four years since 2000 to reach 80.6 today, over the OECD average, according to a report published today.
# Tax
Government expects to collect an extra €2.3bn in tax next year
This is according to figures that give an overview of our finances before any of the budget changes are announced on Tuesday.
# Money Money Money
Alcohol sales are up, but clothing sales are down
Spending on alcoholic beverages accounted for 7.7 per cent of all spending in Ireland last year.
# Cost
Taoiseach's office spent €50k on courses for staff last year
Figures released by the department show that 269 staff were sent for additional training by the department in the 2012/2013 academic year.
# Exchequer Returns
Deficit stands at €3.7 billion in latest exchequer returns
Tax revenue was ahead of target by €47 million with corporation tax surpassing its target by €147 million.
# Taxis
RTÉ corrects reports that it spent €360,000 on taxi fares
The public broadcaster actually only spent €269,298 on taxis last year, it says…
# Growth
ESRI predicts economic growth and fall in unemployment in 2013
The ESRI said the driving force behind the reduction in unemployment is ongoing net emigration.
# Irish Aid
Irish Aid expenditure in Mozambique to be examined
A delegation from the Committee of Public Accounts will travel there against a backdrop of revelations that Irish Aid funds in Uganda were misappropriated.
# households
Households spend more on housing than food for first time ever
Figures from the CSO also revealed people are spending less on tobacco and alcohol and drinking more at home.
# Jobs
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.
# State Spending
'Litany of errors' costing the State millions - PAC chair
The chair of the Public Accounts Committee has reacted angrily to the latest report of the Comptroller and Auditor General which was published yesterday.
# State deficit
Ireland spent €25 billion more than it took in last year
The annual report from the Comptroller & Auditor General says State spending reached an all-time high in 2011.
# embassy
Embassy expenditure down almost €1.6m last year
Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore also said the decision to close the Vatican embassy will not be reversed in the immediate term.
# Courts
Irish judges' salaries are second highest in Europe
A recent report showed the average judge earned a gross salary of €147,961 in 2010.
# balls
Over €750,000 spent on prison sports equipment in 2010, 2011
Figures released by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter show more than €80,000 was spent by Irish prisons on footballs over the last two years.
# Exchequer
So far in 2012...tax takes €500 million ahead of target
Three of the ‘big four’ categories – corporation, income and VAT – are performing strongly.
# Pricey
The EU's most expensive place for cigarettes and alcohol last year? Ireland
Ireland ranked overall as the fifth most expensive place for consumer goods and services last year.
# Money Money
Average weekly household expenditure in Ireland is... €810
New figures from the CSO show that households are now spending more of their income on housing than on food.
# Snap Happy
Here’s how the government has spent over €104k on photography
Figures revealed this week detail how over €104,000 has been spent by the government on photography since it took office.
# US
'This is not about class warfare' Obama unveils $3.8tn dollar US budget
The budget for 2013 aims to to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next ten years.
# open thread
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 TheJournal.ie’s readers…
# Budget 2012
In pictures: Day 2 of Budget 2012
How the day has unfolded in pictures…
# Budget 2012
Readers' Panel: What are you expecting from the Budget?
We spoke to a wide range of TheJournal.ie readers about their hopes and fears for this week’s Budget. Here’s what they had to say.
# Receipts
Cost of servicing national debt to hit €7.5bn next year
The government’s latest report on state spending and receipts shows that the tax intake for 2011 will be €700m less than expected,