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Budget

# budget - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

It’s the middle of the week now and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

# budget - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Taoiseach confirms: GardaGate inquiry will cost at least €2 million

The Commission headed up by Justice Nial Fennelly is due to report by 31 December this year.

Poll: Is it time to ease off on austerity? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it time to ease off on austerity?

Goodbody stockbrokers says it’s not but last week the ESRI said we could avoid budget cuts if growth continues. What do you think?

Now is not the time to ease off on austerity, says new report

Investment is up, but Goodbody stockbrokers say that now is not the time to ease off on austerity.

# budget - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From Business ETC Tax ‘grinch’ calls on government to hold off on cuts Cut It Out

Tax ‘grinch’ calls on government to hold off on cuts

Chambers Ireland chief wants to see more signs of recovery before easing tax burden.

# budget - Sunday 9 March, 2014

HSE launched over 640,000 medical card reviews last year

The HSE has also contacted 102,027 people to ask them if they’re still in the country.

# budget - Thursday 6 March, 2014

‘We genuinely closed the Vatican embassy for cost reasons… but no one believes us’

Department of Foreign Affairs officials have been discussing the still-controversial closure of the Vatican embassy 26 months ago. It has since been decided to reopen it.

# budget - Thursday 20 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 rules Irish people have for talking about money Made Of Money

7 rules Irish people have for talking about money

They MUST have won the Lotto.

# budget - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Column: What is a frugal food budget to you?

Do you plan every cent you spend or throw caution to the wind? Caítríona Redmond looks at the intricacies of living on a budget.

# budget - Thursday 30 January, 2014

HSE’s 2014 acute cuts criticised as “unsustainable”

The plan sets out a target of having 95 per cent of all people at Emergency Departments discharged or admitted within six hours of registration.

# budget - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Dublin City Council passes budget that increases homeless supports

After a draft budget contained a near €6 million cut to services for homeless people, Dublin City Council tonight passed a budget that increases these supports.

Poll: Are you planning to go away on holiday this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you planning to go away on holiday this year?

January is cold, dull and gloomy. So, is it within your budget to take a nice holiday later this year?

# budget - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Column: The State’s new year resolution should be to cherish all children equally

Cuts introduced since the beginning of the economic crisis have had a devastating effect on lone parent families, writes Louise Bayliss.

# budget - Sunday 22 December, 2013

‘Relentless push’: Government plans special Cabinet meeting on jobs early next year

The coalition has been boosted this year by a continuing fall in the numbers of people who are unemployed with the jobless rate now at 12.8 per cent.

# budget - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

HSE still reviewing where €108m ‘unspecified’ pay savings can be found in 2014

The HSE launched its 2014 service plan this morning, which sees the medical card probity figure dropping to €23m.

# budget - Thursday 12 December, 2013

HSE bailout of €199 million is a “considerable achievement” – Reilly

The Health Minister told the Select Sub-Committee on Health that €20 million of the funding would be met by cost-cutting in the Department of Health.

# budget - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

From Business ETC Another shutdown averted as US lawmakers announce two-year budget deal Phew

Another shutdown averted as US lawmakers announce two-year budget deal

President Barack Obama hailed the agreement as a sign of rare bipartisan cooperation.

# budget - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

HSE will need nearly €200 million extra for this year

Separately, Ministers did not discuss the HSE’s service plan for 2014 at Cabinet today.

# budget - Thursday 5 December, 2013

From Business ETC Government budget advisors: No room for tax cuts until after 2016 Fiscal Advisory Council

Government budget advisors: No room for tax cuts until after 2016

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council is before the Oireachtas Finance Committee today.

# budget - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Gilmore: Medical card cuts are still as set out in the Budget

The Tánaiste also spoke about his own salary and the ‘squeezed middle’.

# budget - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

HSE says some ‘top-ups’ for hospital executives date back to 1996

Only 7 hospital agencies have been found to be compliant with public pay policy.

# budget - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Garda allowance and overtime payments delayed until new year again Exclusive

Gardaí will now have to wait until January to receive the payments earned in November.

# budget - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

From Business ETC Concerns over change in pay-and-file tax deadline D-Day

Concerns over change in pay-and-file tax deadline

There are proposals to bring the pay-and-file date forward to as early as June next year so the Department of Finance has all the data needed ahead of the October Budget.

# budget - Thursday 14 November, 2013

5 reasons why the government decided to exit the bailout and go it alone

When the bailout ends, Ireland will not avail of a precautionary credit line, but why? Let us explain…

# budget - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Guidelines for helping save money on health technologies are updated

The HIQA guidelines help healthcare professionals determine the financial implications of new technology.

# budget - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

HSE gets more time to come up with its service plan for next year

The HSE National Service Plan will now not be finalised until the middle of November at the latest.

# budget - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

People spent less on groceries in run-up to Budget announcement

Tesco has seen a decline the amount of money people are spending there, while Aldi and Lidl are going strong.

# budget - Friday 25 October, 2013

Column: Pitting one section of the Irish people against another weakens us all

Budget 2014 hit the most vulnerable elements of society – not the young, the sick, the old, or pregnant alone. We need to show intergenerational solidarity and stand together against this injustice, writes Peter Kavanagh.

# budget - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Howlin: ‘I wish this government hadn’t come in when our economy was broken’

Meanwhile, the Tánaiste has said that the Budget cuts announced last week stand.

# budget - Monday 21 October, 2013

Budget deficit for 2012 still inside Troika target despite revisions

Initial estimates for April were revised, after it became clear that revenue from mobile phone licences should be filed under this year’s figures.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

Nursing union warns patient care will be “severely compromised” by Budget cuts

Health Minister James Reilly has been under increasing pressure since confirmation last Tuesday that a further €666 million is to be taken out of the Health Budget in 2014.

# budget - Sunday 20 October, 2013

James Reilly should resign as Minister for Health – FF

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said James Reilly’s policies will do “immense damage” to the health system.

Poll: Do you have confidence in Health Minister James Reilly? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have confidence in Health Minister James Reilly?

James Reilly is under increasing pressure from Government ministers over his management of his Department – but what do you make of his performance?

# budget - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Madeline McCann, Ryanair and online shopping: The week in numbers

Plus: How many words were in the Budget Day speeches given by Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin? Clue: a lot.

Column: Budgeting our depression? Funding cuts are disastrous to mental health

Cuts to medical card allowances and social welfare payments have a direct impact on peoples’ the mental health – I know because I am one of those affected, writes Kate Bellamy.

Aaron McKenna: Giving free GP care for all children under 6 is reckless

Not all families NEED help in sending their children to a GP – but the Government is ignoring that in a cynical ploy to curry favour with the electorate.

# budget - Thursday 17 October, 2013

8 things we learned from Brian Hayes’s Budget 2014 Q&A on Twitter Budget 2014

8 things we learned from Brian Hayes’s Budget 2014 Q&A on Twitter

… and a few questions the Minister didn’t want to answer…

# budget - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Cigarettes and lots of debt: 7 things in Budget 2014 that you may have missed

We’ve read the Budget documents so you don’t have to…

Reform Alliance critical of Budget measures but not united in opposing it

The alliance of Fine Gael rebels will not be taking a collective stance on the Budget but have already sharply criticised some measures being introduced by the government.

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