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#Budget 2013

# budget-2013 - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Poll: Are you worried about the Budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you worried about the Budget?

Nov 22nd 2012, 10:10 AM 8,171 Views 105 Comments

There are less than two weeks to go until Budget 2013 is unveiled by Michael Noonan. Are you worried about what’s going to be in it?

# budget-2013 - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

In pics: March on the Dáil for disability access
# Protest
# Protest

In pics: March on the Dáil for disability access

Nov 21st 2012, 6:32 PM 4,635 Views 14 Comments

Thousands took to the streets in Dublin to demand equal rights – and no cuts in resources – for those with disabilities.

Irish charities unite to urge government to provide sustainable public services
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Irish charities unite to urge government to provide sustainable public services

Nov 21st 2012, 7:15 AM 2,731 Views 1 Comment

The group offered their support in making a plan with government in order to stop the “downward spiral of cuts”

# budget-2013 - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Sinn Féin launches alternative budget, say "Government still have choices"
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Sinn Féin launches alternative budget, say "Government still have choices"

Nov 20th 2012, 3:22 PM 7,112 Views 157 Comments

Sinn Féin outlined its own alternative budget entitled “Making the Right Choices” today, which it said would also save government the required €3.5 billion.

# budget-2013 - Friday 16 November, 2012

Poll: Should employers be liable for sick pay?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should employers be liable for sick pay?

Nov 16th 2012, 10:23 AM 13,108 Views 75 Comments

Who should pay?

Statutory sick pay 'could threaten 42 per cent of businesses' - IBEC
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Statutory sick pay 'could threaten 42 per cent of businesses' - IBEC

Nov 16th 2012, 6:30 AM 4,200 Views 23 Comments

The employers’ group publishes a survey saying almost half of all firms believe paying sick employees could affect their sustainability.

# budget-2013 - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Growth forecast for this year raised, but next year's lowered
# Economic Growth
# Economic Growth

Growth forecast for this year raised, but next year's lowered

Nov 15th 2012, 8:45 AM 2,680 Views 14 Comments

Mixed news from the government’s medium-term fiscal statement released yesterday.

Column: It’s time to examine our corporate tax rate
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: It’s time to examine our corporate tax rate

Nov 15th 2012, 7:00 AM 160 Views 71 Comments

We’re regularly told that “everything is on the table” for the Budget, writes Michael Taft. So what about corporation tax?

# budget-2013 - Monday 12 November, 2012

IBEC cautiously optimistic on job creation
# Jobs Report
# Jobs Report

IBEC cautiously optimistic on job creation

Nov 12th 2012, 10:56 AM 2,180 Views 4 Comments

There arestill issues, however, with filling vacancies in highly-skilled positions.

# budget-2013 - Saturday 10 November, 2012

Budget 2013: As speculation mounts, retailers say their business is suffering
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget 2013: As speculation mounts, retailers say their business is suffering

Nov 10th 2012, 7:45 AM 5,903 Views 27 Comments

Consumer confidence has plummeted as we worry about the forthcoming budget and retailers say they’re feeling the pinch but will the government do anything to stop the leaks and speculation?

# budget-2013 - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Carers 'heavily stressed' says online survey
# Society
# Society

Carers 'heavily stressed' says online survey

Nov 8th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,422 Views 31 Comments

Half of carers in survey suffer from illnesses and socialising or holidays are an infrequent, sometimes rare, occurrence.

# budget-2013 - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Ireland gives up €200m a year in tax breaks for high earners - Shortall
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Ireland gives up €200m a year in tax breaks for high earners - Shortall

Nov 7th 2012, 4:17 PM 8,862 Views 76 Comments

The former Labour junior minister says Retirement Annuity Contracts and PRSAs could be a valuable cash cow.

# budget-2013 - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Nov 6th 2012, 4:38 PM 7,640 Views 3 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Budget 2013 to be held over one day, after Labour's "serious political miscalculation"
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget 2013 to be held over one day, after Labour's "serious political miscalculation"

Nov 6th 2012, 2:53 PM 14,503 Views 53 Comments

Budget 2013 will take place over a single day this year, unlike the coalition’s first budget last year, which took place over two.

Cuts to rent supplement 'forcing people to become homeless'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Cuts to rent supplement 'forcing people to become homeless'

Nov 6th 2012, 12:02 PM 11,521 Views 121 Comments

Focus Ireland says successive cuts to rent supplement limits are forcing people into such debt that they’re becoming homeless.

# budget-2013 - Monday 5 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nov 5th 2012, 8:43 AM 9,448 Views 27 Comments

Good morning! Here’s nine things to know before you start your day…

# budget-2013 - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Poll: Is speculation about the Budget impacting on your spending?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is speculation about the Budget impacting on your spending?

Nov 1st 2012, 10:17 AM 6,505 Views 56 Comments

Is the talk of possible tax hikes and benefit cuts in next month’s Budget affecting how you spend your money right now?

# budget-2013 - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Consumer sentiment stabilises after sharp decline in September
# Consumers
# Consumers

Consumer sentiment stabilises after sharp decline in September

Oct 31st 2012, 2:16 PM 2,476 Views 14 Comments

The KBC Ireland/ESRI index showed a small amount of growth though consumers still have a gloomy outlook of their household finances and unemployment.

Student union launches campaign site targeting TDs and Senators
# Standup
# Standup

Student union launches campaign site targeting TDs and Senators

Oct 31st 2012, 7:52 AM 5,163 Views 50 Comments

The site features information on the cost of college and encourages students, parents and businesspeople to contact their local politicians to voice their opposition to fees and cuts.

# budget-2013 - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Budget ‘kite flying’ fuelling negativity for Irish businesses – IBEC
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget ‘kite flying’ fuelling negativity for Irish businesses – IBEC

Oct 30th 2012, 7:15 AM 6,033 Views 8 Comments

The quarterly Business Sentiment Survey shows uncertainty at the Budget – and the future of the Eurozone – is taking its toll.

# budget-2013 - Monday 29 October, 2012

Poll: Would you favour an increase in the USC for those earning over €100k?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you favour an increase in the USC for those earning over €100k?

Oct 29th 2012, 11:13 AM 15,071 Views 183 Comments

The idea has been floated by some in the Labour Party but Fine Gael may resist it. What do you think?

# budget-2013 - Sunday 28 October, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Oct 28th 2012, 8:52 AM 12,353 Views 19 Comments

Good morning! Here’s nine things to know before your (belated) brekkie…

ICSA’s Pre-Budget Submission says vital farm schemes must be protected
# Farming
# Farming

ICSA’s Pre-Budget Submission says vital farm schemes must be protected

Oct 28th 2012, 7:45 AM 3,140 Views 22 Comments

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association is calling for vital farm schemes to be protected from cuts and a tougher stance on public sector pay and allowances.

# budget-2013 - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Interview: Stories like the 'corn flakes family' are true - SVP president
# St Vincent De Paul
# St Vincent De Paul

Interview: Stories like the 'corn flakes family' are true - SVP president

Oct 27th 2012, 8:00 AM 6,708 Views 28 Comments

The national president of Ireland’s largest voluntary, charitable organisation tells TheJournal.ie about the increase in demand for services and the rebirth of Ireland’s community spirit. Listen to the full interview…

# budget-2013 - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Government 'open to suggestions' on ideas to free negative equity families
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Government 'open to suggestions' on ideas to free negative equity families

Oct 25th 2012, 10:17 PM 10,025 Views 78 Comments

Brian Hayes says he believes new products being rolled out by banks should include options for people who can afford their mortgages, but whose properties are unfit for their families.

# budget-2013 - Monday 22 October, 2012

IBEC demands 'pro-jobs Budget' as forecast for 2013 is lowered
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

IBEC demands 'pro-jobs Budget' as forecast for 2013 is lowered

Oct 22nd 2012, 6:45 AM 3,205 Views 29 Comments

The business group says plans to increase PRSI or make employers cover sick will hamper job creation.

# budget-2013 - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Budget 2013: Noonan pledges no increase in income tax rates, bands
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget 2013: Noonan pledges no increase in income tax rates, bands

Oct 21st 2012, 7:45 AM 9,475 Views 53 Comments

Michael Noonan says the commitments in the programme for government – not to raise rates or bands – still apply.

# budget-2013 - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Review could see TDs recommend cuts to their own allowances
# Allowances
# Allowances

Review could see TDs recommend cuts to their own allowances

Oct 20th 2012, 2:15 PM 4,484 Views 30 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee is to review allowances paid to ministers and others – and could ask for them to be cut.

# budget-2013 - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Carers Association slams government failure to honour commitments
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Carers Association slams government failure to honour commitments

Oct 17th 2012, 11:50 AM 2,321 Views 5 Comments

Easier to get €700 for nursing home care than €100 for carers in the home, says Carers Association

# budget-2013 - Sunday 14 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added man smells
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added man smells

Oct 14th 2012, 8:18 PM 17,241 Views 12 Comments

Here’s what we loved, learned and shared today.

Gilmore rules out seeking extension to Troika's deficit deadline
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Gilmore rules out seeking extension to Troika's deficit deadline

Oct 14th 2012, 7:43 PM 5,197 Views 53 Comments

Eamon Gilmore says the public wants an end to austerity – and not to have it dragged out for longer.

# budget-2013 - Friday 12 October, 2012

Burton 'cannot clarify' what 'core' social welfare payments will be protected
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Burton 'cannot clarify' what 'core' social welfare payments will be protected

Oct 12th 2012, 7:12 PM 4,856 Views 74 Comments

The Government has made a commitment to not cut ‘core’ payments but the Minister was tight-lipped about what exactly those payments are.

# budget-2013 - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Varadkar says budget leaks impacted on consumer confidence
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Varadkar says budget leaks impacted on consumer confidence

Oct 10th 2012, 10:29 AM 3,163 Views 54 Comments

Speaking in the Dáil last night the Minister said the fall in consumer confidence was probably due to Ministers talking about issues like child benefit and property tax.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Oct 10th 2012, 8:28 AM 8,572 Views 18 Comments

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# budget-2013 - Monday 8 October, 2012

Noonan hopeful of deal on Anglo promissory note before Budget
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Noonan hopeful of deal on Anglo promissory note before Budget

Oct 8th 2012, 5:47 PM 4,158 Views 51 Comments

The Minister for Finance says the timetable is to have a deal by March, but he’d like a commitment before announcing the Budget.

The 5 at 5: Monday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

Oct 8th 2012, 4:41 PM 10,047 Views 18 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# budget-2013 - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Here's how much money the government would raise if income tax went up
# Idle Speculation
# Idle Speculation

Here's how much money the government would raise if income tax went up

Oct 7th 2012, 8:00 AM 11,256 Views 67 Comments

Fine Gael and Labour have repeatedly said that income tax won’t be increased in the Budget – but they’ve still crunched the numbers on just how much it could raise.

# budget-2013 - Friday 5 October, 2012

Column: We’re told more austerity is inevitable. That’s not the whole story.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We’re told more austerity is inevitable. That’s not the whole story.

Oct 5th 2012, 7:00 AM 22 Views 73 Comments

We hear a consensus that more big cuts are necessary – but there is an alternative, writes Tom Healy. Here it is.

# budget-2013 - Monday 1 October, 2012

Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland

Oct 1st 2012, 5:25 PM 15,655 Views 112 Comments

Social Justice Ireland that a €3.5bn budget adjustment can be achieved without cutting social welfare or child benefit.

Fianna Fáil to table city council motion opposing property tax
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Fianna Fáil to table city council motion opposing property tax

Oct 1st 2012, 1:20 PM 3,613 Views 26 Comments

The opposition party will table a motion opposing the property tax before Dublin City Council at its monthly meeting tonight.