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# budget-2011 - Friday 21 June, 2013

TD Patrick Nulty resigns as Labour Party member

The TD, elected at a by-election in October 2011 before losing the whip over the Budget two months later, has issued a statement this morning.

# budget-2011 - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Government's 2011 tax income misses Budget target by 2.5 per cent

New data published by the Department of Finance show that income tax, VAT and corporation tax were all lower than expected.

# budget-2011 - Thursday 29 December, 2011

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Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money

2011 may be remembered in future as the year we sorted out the financial crisis – or the year in which it grew beyond our control.

# budget-2011 - Monday 5 December, 2011

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PLAY: Budget Bingo 2012

It’s that time of year again – so why not ease your Budget anxieties with a round of’s Budget Bingo…

# budget-2011 - Sunday 5 June, 2011

Jackie Healy-Rae threatened to withdraw support from government who told 'blatant lies'

New documents published by RTÉ reveal details of the correspondence between the independent Kerry TD and the government prior to last December’s budget as well as earlier this year.

# budget-2011 - Thursday 27 January, 2011

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Payday a black day for many Irish workers

Enquiries to make contact with financial institutions and counselling services saw a hike as workers find a hole in their January pay packet.

# budget-2011 - Tuesday 25 January, 2011

Michael Lowry and the Finance Bill: his statement in full

The full text of Michael Lowry’s statement on his opposition to the Finance Bill, which may now fail to survive the Dáil.

# budget-2011 - Friday 21 January, 2011

Finance Bill delays property tax relief changes

The Bill also brings deadline for filing self-employed income tax and capital gains tax forward, and specifies cuts to tax relief on third-level fees.

# budget-2011 - Monday 3 January, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you really need to know this morning: A referendum on scrapping the Seanad, more speculation of a Fianna Fáil heave, and water outages for two more weeks.

# budget-2011 - Monday 27 December, 2010

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2010 in review: September

A ‘final’ cost on Anglo Irish Bank, scorn for Conor Lenihan, and questions over Brian Cowen’s Morning Ireland performance.

# budget-2011 - Sunday 12 December, 2010

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you really, really need to know by 9am: Gerry Ryan’s open secret, Fine Gael’s bailout fallout, and some cranky phone calls for the Cabinet.

# budget-2011 - Friday 10 December, 2010

THE DAIL has passed legislation which allows the minimum wage to be cut by €1 to €7.65. There were 79 votes in favour of the legislation; and 74 votes against. The Financial Measures Bill also covers the reduction of salaries of the Taoiseach, the Tanaiste and TDs by €14,000, €11,000 and €10,000 respectively. It will also see public service sectors pensions cuts by 12 per cent over €60,000.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you really, really need to know by 9am: Bank bonuses to be taxed at 90 per cent, the family of a brain injured man who was savagely beaten by a man who was out on bail speak out, and Dublin zoo needs you.

Budget 2011: Final Bill comes before Dáil today

Bill which sees minimum wage cut by a euro, reduces the salaries of the Taoiseach and ministers, and reduces public service pensions is expected to pass Dáil vote today.

# budget-2011 - Thursday 9 December, 2010

DÁIL ÉIREANN HAS passed all stages of the Social Welfare Bill by a margin of 80 votes to 76 this evening. The bill is one of the two main objectives of the Budget 2011.

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July 2010: Brian Lenihan calls end to "mad bonuses". Dec 2010: AIB bankers get €40m bonus.

Bank bailed out by taxpayers says it is contractually obliged to pay bonuses from 2008 – the year the banking crisis hit.

Budget 2011: Child benefit, social welfare cuts come before Dáil

Minister Ó Cuív defends leaving pension payments untouched while cutting child and disability support.

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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: AIB hands out €40 million in bonuses, election goes on the long finger and the Taoiseach uses the s-word.

# budget-2011 - Wednesday 8 December, 2010

DÁIL ÉIREANN has this evening voted by a margin of 80 votes to 73 to introduce the Social Welfare Bill, one of the two major planks of the Budget. The vote was taken manually so no initial record of voters is available. In an earlier electronic vote on the same motion, passed 80-72, independent TD Joe Behan voted with the government; a number of FF deputies abstained, as some FG members were attending a party meeting.

Budget 2011: Bumper payday for self-employed high earners

Self-employed single people earning over €200,150 a year will be better off in 2011, thanks to generous reform of the PRSI system.

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Budget 2011: the tabloid take

Slideshow: A round-up of the front pages of Ireland’s red tops this morning.

Cowen says “no one is more sorry” Ireland is in this situation than he is

Brian Cowen says it’s his responsibility to instil confidence in Ireland, and then rounds on the alternative government.

Budget 2011: Alcohol and cigarette levies would send trade away - Lenihan

New levies on alcohol would send further shoppers to the North, while cigarette levies would play into the hands of smugglers.

Dáil leaders debate savage Budget 2011 cuts

Enda Kenny decries Brian Cowen’s “scoffs” at FG policy, while the Taoiseach says an FG-Labour coalition couldn’t govern.

Budget 2011: What the world's press thinks

Is Ireland’s Budget an “austerity masterclass”, “the first crucial step to recovery”, or just “the harshest ever proposed”?

Budget 2011: the war of words

The war is not just being fought on the economic front…Budget 2011 has also turned out to be a battle of wit.

Budget 2011: In Numbers

The main points of Budget 2011, broken down by into a by-the-numbers guide.

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Poll: Are you more worried about your finances now than you were before Budget 2011?

Or has the Budget reassured you about your future, and that of the country?

Budget 2011: The first legislation 'to make families hungry'

The low paid, middle-incomes, families, social welfare recipients, the Taoiseach, the President: did only the TDs escape?

Dude, where's my six billion? An economist's perspective on Budget 2011

Was everyone so busy denouncing what happened in the Budget, they forgot to look at what actually happened?

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you really, really need to know by 9am: the world takes stock of Ireland’s budget, the customers who got ‘free money’ from Bank of Ireland will have to pay it back and David Drumm is quizzed about his wife’s jewellery.

Child benefit and social welfare cuts come before Oireachtas

Dáil to debate changes to social welfare payments including child benefit and the jobseeker’s allowance as proposed in the Budget.

# budget-2011 - Tuesday 7 December, 2010

Small businessowner, income of €20,000 - €35,000

Sue is married and has been running her own business for the past ten years

Married with children, unemployed, relying on social welfare

Michael is cohabiting, has two children, and is currently unemployed.

Retired and living on old age pension

Noel is an 83-year-old retired widower who receives the old age pension.

President offers to take Budget 2011's biggest wage cut

Mary McAleese volunteers to cap her public sector salary at €250,000 next year – that’s a drop of €75,000

Budget 2011 hits ministerial planes, (cranes) and automobiles

Pooling the Mercs and dropping the Learjet: the Government find themselves transported to a new era of getting around.

Budget 2011: the expert view

We asked five experts what they made of Budget 2011.

Found: the one person who's better off after Budget 2011

If you live at home, have no dependants, don’t pay a trade union subscription and are earning exactly €26,001 – congratulations. This Budget has left you better off.

Director of a small business

Mark is married with one child and is the director of a small consulting business.

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