# budget-2011 - Today’s News
# budget-2011 - Tuesday 7 December, 2010
Meet the TheJournal.ie panellists who talk candidly about the affect the Budget will have on them.
The opposition parties, predictably, are less than enthused about the measures outlined by Brian Lenihan.
Expert believes focusing on employee numbers won’t necessarily make new businesses a success.
Transport and education hit hard by Finance Minister’s budget plans.
What will it mean for you? Here’s our guide to all the hidden nasties in today’s Budget.
Petrol and diesel increases hitting motorists from midnight tonight – and betting online will be taxed as if you were punting on the high street.
Now we know what’s happening in 2011, we ask: do you think Budget 2011 is fair?
The main points of today’s Budget speech.
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.
Salary caps for civil servant salaries and an axe taken to Government’s personal pockets announced.
Today’s dark blue tie with light stripes looks very similar to the one he donned to present Budget 2010.
Forget everything else – this is the big issue gripping the nation.
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.
Reports suggest that fuel costs will rise but there will be no new duties on cigarettes and alcohol.
Independent Noel Grealish will probably vote against, while FF’s Mattie McGrath hasn’t made up his mind – could it be a tie?
A quick, at-a-glance guide to what you can expect from today’s “Bludget”, with €6bn in adjustments coming your way.
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.
The potential future FF leader says his party would support any government – as long as they’re using the Four Year Plan.
Relive, TheJournal.ie’s live coverage…
Brian Lenihan expected to set out the harshest budget in the country’s history this afternoon.
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
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.
Bloomberg looks at the part Kerry South Independent TD Jackie Healy-Rae plays in passing Ireland’s Budget.
The former and current Taoisigh top a public poll of people or bodies known for blagging their way into riches.
The employers confederation says the Budget must get consumers spending again – but doesn’t ask for a review of professional fees.
New pay caps may only apply to new semi-state staff, as the cabinet is told a retrospective cap could be illegal.
Jackie Healy-Rae and Michael Lowry seek government clarification ahead of tomorrow’s Budget announcement.
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
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.
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
Respondents say they don’t want corporate tax rate to be increased, and that there are too many TDs in the Dáil.
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
The provisional calendar schedules the Dáil to finish for Christmas on December 16, and not return until January 19.
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
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
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
Dublin march passes peacefully through city centre before breakaway group confronts gardaí outside the Dáil – away from the march route.
A photo gallery of some of the best signs featured on today’s march.
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.