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Budget

# budget - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Why Ireland is a bit like Padraig Harrington when it comes to being competitive

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at why Ireland has lost its competitive edge.

# budget - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

With 48 days to Budget 2015 Fine Gael and Labour are already drawing their battle lines

Fine Gael is talking tax cuts while Labour is all about wage increases.

# budget - Monday 25 August, 2014

‘Budget 2015 should give money back to consumers’

Retail Ireland wants the retail sector to be boosted in October.

# budget - Friday 22 August, 2014

From Business ETC Don’t go beyond €500 million in budget cuts – that’s what Investec are telling the Government Cuts

Don’t go beyond €500 million in budget cuts – that’s what Investec are telling the Government

Positive economic trends on nearly every front make for an easier budget.

# budget - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Why do we pay more VAT on hairdressing than we do on greyhounds? Taxing Matters This post contains a poll

Why do we pay more VAT on hairdressing than we do on greyhounds?

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at the various arguments around lowering the rate of VAT.

# budget - Monday 11 August, 2014

From Business ETC Microsoft just launched a Nokia phone that costs €19 Cheap And Cheerful

Microsoft just launched a Nokia phone that costs €19

The feature phone goes back to basics by replacing a data connection with an FM radio, video player, and MP3 player.

# budget - Saturday 9 August, 2014

There are just 66 days until the next Budget so let’s talk about how much we should cut Counting The Days This post contains a poll

There are just 66 days until the next Budget so let’s talk about how much we should cut

€2 billion, €1 billion or should we aim for a neutral budget. Let’s start the debate…

# budget - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about Ireland beating the Black Ferns, Israeli boycott protests, and what Bernie Ecclestone has done…

# budget - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

From Business ETC SMEs call for Budget 2015 to focus on competitiveness SME

SMEs call for Budget 2015 to focus on competitiveness

ISME also says keeping the 12.5% corporation tax is essential to the recovery.

# budget - Friday 25 July, 2014

From Business ETC The Briefcase: a US President, the Budget and definitely not a housing bubble Inbox Me

# budget - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Martin who? Callinan isn’t mentioned in opening of annual garda report

This is despite him overseeing everything that the report contains.

# budget - Monday 21 July, 2014

‘Any money is too much’: Banking inquiry will be as ‘cost-efficient as possible’

Members of the inquiry will be discussing the issue at their meeting on Wednesday but chairperson Ciarán Lynch said any cost figures out there are merely speculative.

# budget - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

What changes does Ibec want in the 2015 Budget?

Ibec is one of several groups making pre-budget submissions to the Oireachtas Finance Committee today, but what else is happening in Leinster House?

# budget - Monday 14 July, 2014

From Business ETC Small firms want to be “back on a level playing field” Firm Proposals

Small firms want to be “back on a level playing field”

Chambers Ireland says it wants a reduction of marginal tax rates.

# budget - Sunday 13 July, 2014

How is Dublin spending 100 times more on hotels for homeless people than in 2010?

Families accommodated in hotels are forced to share cramped living quarters and boil eggs in kettles to eat.

# budget - Friday 11 July, 2014

# budget - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Should families with teens be given more money to feed them? Growing Pains This post contains a poll

Should families with teens be given more money to feed them?

A food poverty charity has asked Joan Burton to consider ow expensive it is to feed teenagers when drafting the next Budget.

# budget - Friday 4 July, 2014

From Business ETC The Briefcase: good news on the economy, a boom-time property market and the most hated family in Ireland Inbox Me This post contains a poll

Some older people are being forced to choose between food, fuel and medication

Age Action says the Government needs to look out for the elderly.

# budget - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

We’re worth €4 billion and we want action on water charges & respite payments — Carers

Carers provide services worth the equivalent of one third of the annual cost of the HSE, they say. Here’s what they want to happen in this October’s Budget

# budget - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

The HSE was €158 million over budget at the end of May

The executive will need more money before the end of the year.

€800 million, not €2 billion in budget cuts is enough, government told

The Nevin Economic Research Institute says that with the economy recovering, less severe budget cuts are needed.

A senator wants to stop the pre-budget ‘kite flying’. Here’s how…

Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames has proposed legislation that she says would put an end to the usual pre-budget speculation and leaks.

# budget - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Alex White says it’s time to tell the IMF that ‘enough is enough’

White says if he is elected the next leader of the Labour party there will be no more “adjustment” of €2 billion or anything close to it.

# budget - Friday 20 June, 2014

From Business ETC The briefcase: this was the week in business Inbox Me This post contains a poll

The briefcase: this was the week in business

Opening shots in the budget war, cuddly Ryanair, and everything in between…

# budget - Thursday 19 June, 2014

From Business ETC Opinion: Enda — don’t blow the recovery on a PR stunt Austerity

Opinion: Enda — don’t blow the recovery on a PR stunt

Giving tax cuts in the upcoming budget would be popular, but it’s not the right thing to do.

# budget - Friday 13 June, 2014

HSE buys three Harley-Davidson motorcycles for €66k

The motorbikes only do 5,200 kilometres per year and are used for rapid responses to accidents.

# budget - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

From Business ETC In cases where work pays less than the dole … 7 out of 10 people choose work Signing Off

In cases where work pays less than the dole … 7 out of 10 people choose work

Think tank the ESRI has found that for those who, on a “snapshot” basis, would be “better off on the dole” tend to choose employment instead.

# budget - Saturday 7 June, 2014

“Every effort is being made” to keep garda budget under control

Reports this morning suggest that a supplementary budget will be sought due to a €70m shortfall.

# budget - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Leaving Cert students asked about how to cope ‘on the Dole’

That was the Higher Levels. The Ordinary Levels were asked one entire question about soup.

# budget - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

‘Jesus, there’s a lump there’ – Michael Noonan recalls the moment he discovered he had cancer

The finance minister said he found a lump on his shoulder in February.

# budget - Monday 2 June, 2014

From Business ETC 61% of independent off-licences will sack staff if excise duty rises Alcohol

61% of independent off-licences will sack staff if excise duty rises

Just 7 per cent of these businesses said they have managed to maintain pre-Budget 2014 sales volumes.

How does your local council spend its money?

A new website gives a breakdown of how much each local authority in Ireland gets and where the money goes.

# budget - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

# budget - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Gerry Adams, Leap Cards, and Kate Middleton: The week in numbers

Plus: How many days until the next Budget?

# budget - Thursday 15 May, 2014

The next Budget will be in 152 days

“The Budget is the Budget,” Michael Noonan confirmed in that unique way of his today.

# budget - Friday 9 May, 2014

Pharmacists warn that €2.50 prescription levy is hitting patients hard

Medical card holders are being affected by the €2.50 charge per item, pharmacists say.

# budget - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

From Business ETC Here’s why the OECD thinks we need to cut €2 billion in the budget Steady As She Grows

Here’s why the OECD thinks we need to cut €2 billion in the budget

The head of the Irish desk says our credibility is on the line.

# budget - Monday 5 May, 2014

What Constitutional ban has the Opposition ‘neutered to the point of comedy’?

Deputies Pearse Doherty and Stephen Donnelly have argued that a section of the Irish Constitution needs to be changed.

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