# budget-leaks - Saturday 17 August, 2013
The villain of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games series knows the value of ‘divide and conquer’ when keeping an unruly populace in check. Ireland’s yearly Budget “leaks”, which provoke panic across society, follow the same rule, writes Emer Delaney.
# budget-leaks - Sunday 13 January, 2013
Yet another batch of draft documents has made its way out via the Bundestag. Here’s the story of how it happens.
# budget-leaks - Wednesday 13 June, 2012
The European Commission says the latest leak is “unfortunate and irresponsible”. But why does it keep happening?
# budget-leaks - Thursday 1 March, 2012
The European Commission signs off on a €5.9 billion release of bailout funds, but their green light comes with a warning…
# budget-leaks - Wednesday 29 February, 2012
The Department of Finance has confirmed that the European Commission will publish a document tomorrow which suggests Ireland could need further fiscal tightening this year.
# budget-leaks - Saturday 28 January, 2012
Earthquakes! Earnings! Petitions! Racehorses! Healthy cities?! Our weekly numerical guide to the events of the last seven days.
# budget-leaks - Tuesday 24 January, 2012
The Oireachtas Finance committee is heading to meet its German counterpart – the one that got our Budget in November.
# budget-leaks - Sunday 22 January, 2012
But the Minister for Social Protection suggested the Government still hoped to raise €2billion by selling State assets.
# budget-leaks - Wednesday 28 December, 2011
From the government’s €3.6bn ‘accounting error’, to confusing a Hollywood actor with a serial killer, here are this year’s most memorable gaffes.
# budget-leaks - Friday 25 November, 2011
The Irish Tax Institute says some employees have already lost a sixth of their take-home pay – and are now at ‘tipping point’.
# budget-leaks - Wednesday 23 November, 2011
Taoiseach Enda Kenny tells Dáil today that draft proposals were shown to German parliament as a constitutional requirement of… the German parliament.
# budget-leaks - Tuesday 22 November, 2011
The minister made the comments while speaking at the University of Limerick, where he also expressed regrets over last week’s Budget leaks.
# budget-leaks - Sunday 20 November, 2011
Catch up on the day’s main stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
The government is coming under fire for ‘another broken promise’ – a €10 cut in child benefit across the board.
The government says cutting public jobs will save €2.5bn by 2015 – but the European Commission’s draft report is far less optimistic.
# budget-leaks - Saturday 19 November, 2011
Catch up on the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
Retailers are worried that the increase will encourage consumers in the Republic to head across the border to shop.
Briefing notes prepared for German MPs also predict that employment will continue to fall next year, and that Ireland may miss bank targets.
# budget-leaks - Friday 18 November, 2011
Catch up on the day’s main stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
Independent TD Shane Ross is among those to heavily criticise the government after details of forthcoming budget proposals were disclosed by TheJournal.ie today.
TheJournal.ie has obtained the documents, given to German MPs, which outline the contents of the 2012 and 2013 Budgets.
According to leaked documents seen by TheJournal.ie, the Government has agreed to make changes to the retail size caps which could allow for Wal-mart and Costco to set up shop here.
The government has said publicly it wants to use State asset sell-off revenue for job creation but confidential documents paint a different picture.
The recapitalisation figure in the leaked budget documents is significantly less than the €1 billion previously suggested by Michael Noonan – but there will be more money available in 2012 if the credit unions need it.