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# budget-2011 - Tuesday 7 December, 2010

Virtual Panel for the Budget 2011

Meet the TheJournal.ie panellists who talk candidly about the affect the Budget will have on them.

Budget 2011 a “puppet Budget from puppet government” – opposition

The opposition parties, predictably, are less than enthused about the measures outlined by Brian Lenihan.

No surprise as corporation tax stays static but start-ups scheme extended

Expert believes focusing on employee numbers won’t necessarily make new businesses a success.

Slashwatch: end of the road for big spending on infrastructure

Transport and education hit hard by Finance Minister’s budget plans.

Budget 2011 brings over 300,000 back into the tax net

What will it mean for you? Here’s our guide to all the hidden nasties in today’s Budget.

Consumers saved from VAT, alcohol and ciggie changes

Petrol and diesel increases hitting motorists from midnight tonight – and betting online will be taxed as if you were punting on the high street.

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Poll: Do you think Budget 2011 is fair?

Now we know what’s happening in 2011, we ask: do you think Budget 2011 is fair?

Lenihan delivers most austere Budget in Ireland’s history

The main points of today’s Budget speech.

Every house sale subject to stamp duty

Every house purchase up to €1m will be subject to 1 per cent levy; it goes up to 2 per cent over €1m. But it will pay to get your home’s energy-efficiency up to scratch.

Slashwatch: Ministers, Taoiseach and top civil servants feel the pinch

Salary caps for civil servant salaries and an axe taken to Government’s personal pockets announced.

First Budget 2011 cutback: Is Brian Lenihan wearing last year’s tie? Budget11 This post contains images

First Budget 2011 cutback: Is Brian Lenihan wearing last year’s tie?

Today’s dark blue tie with light stripes looks very similar to the one he donned to present Budget 2010.

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Poll: What colour tie will Brian Lenihan wear for his budget speech?

Forget everything else – this is the big issue gripping the nation.

Brian Lenihan odds-on to sing the blues – and wear them too

Betting on the colour of the Finance Minister’s tie on Budget Day settles on inoffensive shade – and he’s 50/1 to wear a Santa suit.

Cigarettes, alcohol and old age pensions untouched: reports

Reports suggest that fuel costs will rise but there will be no new duties on cigarettes and alcohol.

Backbenchers, independents remain tight-lipped on Budget vote

Independent Noel Grealish will probably vote against, while FF’s Mattie McGrath hasn’t made up his mind – could it be a tie?

Budget 2011: Six things to expect

A quick, at-a-glance guide to what you can expect from today’s “Bludget”, with €6bn in adjustments coming your way.

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Presenting TheJournal.ie’s exclusive Budget Bingo

It’s going to be a grim afternoon – so we’re helping you through it by turning it into a fun game for all the family.

Fianna Fáil opposition would support government – Martin

The potential future FF leader says his party would support any government – as long as they’re using the Four Year Plan.

Budget 2011: As it happened (Liveblog)

Budget 2011: As it happened (Liveblog)

Relive, TheJournal.ie’s live coverage…

Child benefit fears ahead of devastating Budget cuts

Brian Lenihan expected to set out the harshest budget in the country’s history this afternoon.

9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you really, really need to know this morning: Lenihan announces Budget 2011 today; WikiLeaks founder due in UK court later; and guess which TDs have the worst Dáil attendance record?

# budget-2011 - Monday 6 December, 2010

Ireland doesn’t have public sector ‘fat cats’ – it has ‘morbidly obese cats’

Guardian writer Lisa O’Carroll says salaries for high-ranking public sector workers in Ireland escaped proper attention in the four-year plan because it is such a political hot potato.

All eyes on Jackie…

All eyes on Jackie…

Bloomberg looks at the part Kerry South Independent TD Jackie Healy-Rae plays in passing Ireland’s Budget.

From The Daily Edge Ahern, Cowen named Ireland’s top blaggers Blaggers

Ahern, Cowen named Ireland’s top blaggers

The former and current Taoisigh top a public poll of people or bodies known for blagging their way into riches.

IBEC seeks labour market reform and increase in consumer confidence

The employers confederation says the Budget must get consumers spending again – but doesn’t ask for a review of professional fees.

Budget’s semi-state pay caps may be illegal

Budget’s semi-state pay caps may be illegal

New pay caps may only apply to new semi-state staff, as the cabinet is told a retrospective cap could be illegal.

Independent TDs decide on Budget stance today

Jackie Healy-Rae and Michael Lowry seek government clarification ahead of tomorrow’s Budget announcement.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Lenihan voted Europe’s worst finance minister; semi state bosses to escape pay cuts, and a live stunt on German TV goes horribly wrong.

# budget-2011 - Sunday 5 December, 2010

From Business ETC Ministers fighting prospect of a salary cut

Ministers fighting prospect of a salary cut

Sources tell the Sunday papers that the government is considering capping public sector pay at around €250,000, as cabinet ministers resist cuts of up to €30,000.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: ministerial pay cuts; poll shows more prefer Bruton as FG leader than Kenny; and increased volcanic activity in Ecuador sparks evacuation.

# budget-2011 - Saturday 4 December, 2010

Poll shows majority believe recession will stay for three years

Poll shows majority believe recession will stay for three years

Respondents say they don’t want corporate tax rate to be increased, and that there are too many TDs in the Dáil.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: black ice on roads; Merkel threatened to pull out of the euro; Ireland’s 32% deficit; and Mexican police arrest 14-year-old hitman.

# budget-2011 - Friday 3 December, 2010

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

No early election, as Oireachtas set for five-week Christmas holiday

No early election, as Oireachtas set for five-week Christmas holiday

The provisional calendar schedules the Dáil to finish for Christmas on December 16, and not return until January 19.

FG and Labour launch alternative budget proposals

FG and Labour launch alternative budget proposals

Fine Gael would hold off on increases to income tax until the economic recovery creates new jobs, according to its budget plan.

# budget-2011 - Wednesday 1 December, 2010

Gardai refuse to spell out Dail protection for Budget Day

As The Star reports that all leave has been cancelled for riot police, Garda bosses are keeping a tight lid on “operational matters”.

# budget-2011 - Sunday 28 November, 2010

9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: More snow; South Korea’s war games; EU ministers meet on Irish bailout; and a big edible tree.

# budget-2011 - Saturday 27 November, 2010

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In photos: austerity protest takes to the streets of Dublin

Dublin march passes peacefully through city centre before breakaway group confronts gardaí outside the Dáil – away from the march route.

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Signs of the times: Protestors make views known (slideshow)

A photo gallery of some of the best signs featured on today’s march.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: the big chill; pushing for a bailout deal; and the Limerick community which helped a mother keep her home by collecting €22k.