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# budget - Yesterday’s News

‘I wouldn’t dare do such a thing’: After Enda’s scolding, Leo isn’t talking about the Budget this week

The Health Minister was remaining tight-lipped about the Budget this morning.

# budget - Monday 15 September, 2014

Government “cooked the books” on Health budget — Martin

The Fianna Fáil leader is accusing the Government of acting ‘fraudulently’ on the issue.

# budget - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Poll: Should the prescription charge be abolished? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the prescription charge be abolished?

The charge will bring in €120 million this year – but critics say it hits seriously ill people the hardest.

# budget - Thursday 11 September, 2014

From Business ETC Estate agents to Government: Don’t ‘reinflate the housing bubble’ Over Stimulation

Estate agents to Government: Don’t ‘reinflate the housing bubble’

Savills say that the mortgage guarantee scheme could do just that.

# budget - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

“Boom and bust” cycle at an end, hopefully — Howlin

This morning’s Cabinet meeting could be a tense one after Leo Varadkar’s comments yesterday about the Budget

# budget - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Tax cuts shouldn’t come at expense of health services, Varadkar warns

Michael Noonan said last week that any tax breaks would have to be paid for elsewhere in the system.

# budget - Saturday 6 September, 2014

From Business ETC Aaron McKenna: There’s only one sensible thing to do in this budget – cut taxes Economy

Aaron McKenna: There’s only one sensible thing to do in this budget – cut taxes

For the first time in a long time, we’ll have some room in this budget to play around with spending hikes or tax cuts. USC should the first to go.

# budget - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know before you launch into Wednesday…

# budget - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

“We’re not in a position to write large cheques”: Enda plays down tax-cut talk

The Cabinet’s back tomorrow, and the Budget’s in six weeks. But the Taoiseach’s not giving much away…

# 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.

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