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# Four Year Plan

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Income tax increases ‘not ruled out’ for December budget – Noonan
Michael Noonan tells the Dáil that the prospect of increasing income taxes for the first time in years isn’t off the table.
Government spending plans may be affected by shortfalls found in four-year plan
The minister for social protection Joan Burton has accused the previous government of not being “upfront” about how savings were going to be made.
Hundreds of teachers face chop under Department orders
The Department of Education tells principals that temporary jobs – many of which are already filled – will be reassigned.
Jobs and economy to top today's election agenda
Fianna Fáil, Labour and Sinn Féin will talk economic policy today, after Fine Gael yesterday unveiled its five-point plan.
Central Bank hauls back economic growth forecasts
Three months ago the Central Bank thought the economy would grow by 2.4 per cent in 2011 – now it’s just 1 per cent.
New Bill allows for massive State intervention in banks
The government will be allowed to appoint new managers, sack directors, and stop future bonuses under a new Bill.
Child benefit fears ahead of devastating Budget cuts
Brian Lenihan expected to set out the harshest budget in the country’s history this afternoon.
MEPs argue over Ireland's corporate tax rate
Group of MEPs are pushing for Ireland to double the rate to 25%. Gay Mitchell calls on fellow MEPs to show sensitivity to a country facing serious cutbacks.
Further coalition fallout over cut to minimum wage
Mary Coughlan says the €1/hr cut to the minimum wage was the government’s own choice – contradicting John Gormley.
Minister will make jobseekers work for dole
Éamon Ó Cuív says that people who refuse community work or training courses will see their benefits cut from next year.
What’s changing and when? A breakdown of the four year plan
A timeline of the government’s four year plan.
We're halfway through corrections since 2008, says Cowen
Taoiseach discusses the government’s four year plan, and dismisses Fianna Fáil TD Sean Power’s claims he will step down before next general election.
MEPs table motion demanding 25% Irish corporate tax
A group of MEPs from Green and Socialist groupings propose a motion hoping to double the 12.5% tax rate.
Brian Lenihan: Europe hasn't forced us into anything
Minister for Finance refuses to EU/IMF negotiation tactics, and says the salaries of TDs and ministers correspond with those of other small countries.
Brussels will allow new government to scrap plan - Kenny
Fine Gael says it has received confirmation from the European Commission that it is not bound by the Four Year Plan.
American businesses welcome safety of 12.5% corporate tax
The American Chamber of Commerce says the commitment not to raise corporate tax will encourage investment.
Trade Unions slam minimum wage cut and tax hikes
The Mandate trade union blasts the “double whammy” of cutting wages for the worst off, while also taxing them.
Will Ireland be better off after the Four Year Plan?
The government’s budgetary strategy will either set the country straight, or cripple economic development. Which is it?
Four year plan includes tax hikes, VAT increase and huge spending cuts
The four year plan is here – and it’s not going to be pretty. Social welfare will be savaged, with big income tax hikes.
Why the Irish budget plan has no chance of working
Business Insider’s Joe Wiesenthal isn’t impressed – cutting that much couldn’t possibly grow the economy…
Government announces new "site value tax" from 2012
Four year plan unveils property tax will which apply to some 1.8m households.
Release of four-year budget plan pushed back
Government won’t reveal details of overall €15bn adjustment until closer to December Budget.