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#budget 2015

# budget-2015 - Saturday 11 October, 2014

'People are paying illegal top ups on rent supplement to live in a garage'
# Overhaul Needed
# Overhaul Needed

'People are paying illegal top ups on rent supplement to live in a garage'

Oct 11th 2014, 7:45 AM 13,654 Views 22 Comments

Threshold says a small adjustment in Rent Supplement payments of between €25 and €50 euro a week can keep families in their homes and prevent homelessness.

No extra taxes or spending cuts needed - good news before the Budget
# Budget 15
# Budget 15

No extra taxes or spending cuts needed - good news before the Budget

Oct 11th 2014, 7:31 AM 6,406 Views 17 Comments

A Department of Finance White Paper says the country can hit deficit targets without upheaval.

Is Sinn Féin really proposing a 73 per cent tax rate?
# Shinnernomics
# Shinnernomics

Is Sinn Féin really proposing a 73 per cent tax rate?

Oct 11th 2014, 7:00 AM 20,718 Views 92 Comments

The opposition party has come under attack for its budget proposals this week.

# budget-2015 - Friday 10 October, 2014

What would the Greens do in Government? ... Build, build, build
# Capital Ideas
# Capital Ideas

What would the Greens do in Government? ... Build, build, build

Oct 10th 2014, 4:13 PM 8,522 Views 55 Comments

Eamon Ryan’s weighing in with his proposals, ahead of next Tuesday’s Budget announcement.

Micheál's leadership "a non issue" say Fianna Fáil's three wise men
# People Like Him
# People Like Him

Micheál's leadership "a non issue" say Fianna Fáil's three wise men

Oct 10th 2014, 3:20 PM 5,779 Views 13 Comments

The party had some Budget plans to reveal today, but — inevitably — they were also faced with a raft of questions on this week’s rotten poll showing.

The Briefcase: Bubble busters, more budget babble and startups as far as the eye can see
# Inbox Me
# Inbox Me

The Briefcase: Bubble busters, more budget babble and startups as far as the eye can see

Oct 10th 2014, 2:12 PM 4,528 Views 1 Comment

This was the week in business.

"Pretty obnoxious" ... That's what Peter McVerry thinks of the plan to cut the top tax rate
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

"Pretty obnoxious" ... That's what Peter McVerry thinks of the plan to cut the top tax rate

Oct 10th 2014, 10:00 AM 17,012 Views 90 Comments

Enda Kenny told business leaders last night that the Budget would be a “first step” towards lowering the rate of 52 per cent.

# budget-2015 - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Enda Kenny hints at cut to top tax rate
# Reduction Seduction
# Reduction Seduction

Enda Kenny hints at cut to top tax rate

Oct 9th 2014, 9:51 PM 23,101 Views 101 Comments

“First step in a multi-annual plan…”

This TD wants to tax lotto winnings to pay for more teachers
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

This TD wants to tax lotto winnings to pay for more teachers

Oct 9th 2014, 3:32 PM 15,385 Views 46 Comments

Stephen Donnelly also wants us to team up with the NHS and make Irish Water more efficient.

The government says they'll cut our taxes in the Budget, but how are they going to do it?
# Decisions Decisions
# Decisions Decisions

The government says they'll cut our taxes in the Budget, but how are they going to do it?

Oct 9th 2014, 3:07 PM 11,802 Views 45 Comments

We don’t know anything definitive yet, but plenty of hints have been dropped about easing the tax burden on Middle Ireland.

Richard Bruton wants thousands more startups and he might hand out tax breaks to get them*
# Say Please
# Say Please

Richard Bruton wants thousands more startups and he might hand out tax breaks to get them*

Oct 9th 2014, 2:00 PM 5,376 Views 22 Comments

*But only if Michael Noonan says he can.

Did Gerry Adams want JobBridge expanded, not scrapped, just a few months ago?
# Budget
# Budget

Did Gerry Adams want JobBridge expanded, not scrapped, just a few months ago?

Oct 9th 2014, 6:30 AM 8,270 Views 33 Comments

Michael McCarthy has accused Adams of backtracking on the issue. Sinn Féin’s response? He’s “clutching at straws”.

# budget-2015 - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

We want you: Join TheJournal.ie’s Budget 2015 readers’ panel
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

We want you: Join TheJournal.ie’s Budget 2015 readers’ panel

Oct 8th 2014, 6:00 PM 11,466 Views 0 Comments

We want to hear from a wide range of people across the country to find out their thoughts both ahead of Budget Day and on the day itself.

'No ifs, no buts, no education cuts' - thousands of students march on Leinster House
# University Challenges
# University Challenges

'No ifs, no buts, no education cuts' - thousands of students march on Leinster House

Oct 8th 2014, 3:42 PM 9,139 Views 44 Comments

Student leaders will meet the Education Minister tomorrow…after they’ve dried off.

The Socialists think they could raise €3.3 billion by taxing millionaires
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

The Socialists think they could raise €3.3 billion by taxing millionaires

Oct 8th 2014, 2:59 PM 12,752 Views 135 Comments

The Socialist Party, or the Anti-Austerity Alliance as they’re calling themselves, launched their budget proposals today.

Think Ireland's income taxes are already too high? Try 60% for top earners
# Just Take It All
# Just Take It All

Think Ireland's income taxes are already too high? Try 60% for top earners

Oct 8th 2014, 1:55 PM 28,582 Views 145 Comments

TASC wants anyone earning over €100,000 to get a higher tax rate to make things better for everyone else.

Opinion: How can we make the budgeting process fairer and more democratic?
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Opinion: How can we make the budgeting process fairer and more democratic?

Oct 8th 2014, 1:08 PM 13 Views 9 Comments

Drafting a budget, or any form of legislation, will always be a difficult and divisive task but there are ways of listening to all sections of society in the process.

Sinn Féin wants to abolish water charges, property tax and JobBridge
# Shinnernomics
# Shinnernomics

Sinn Féin wants to abolish water charges, property tax and JobBridge

Oct 8th 2014, 11:02 AM 12,523 Views 237 Comments

The party has announced its pre-Budget proposals this morning.

State of the Nation: A return for the Christmas bonus?
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: A return for the Christmas bonus?

Oct 8th 2014, 8:30 AM 11,687 Views 94 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# budget-2015 - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

New law would force unemployed to upload CVs to job sites - or have their dole cut
# Employment
# Employment

New law would force unemployed to upload CVs to job sites - or have their dole cut

Oct 7th 2014, 2:07 PM 15,217 Views 105 Comments

The government has launched its latest Pathways to Work document today.

Say no to austerity, it's time to build jobs with Ireland's 'spectacular' growth
# Recovery
# Recovery

Say no to austerity, it's time to build jobs with Ireland's 'spectacular' growth

Oct 7th 2014, 9:09 AM 5,490 Views 19 Comments

Business lobbyists IBEC have doubled their economic growth forecast for the year.

# budget-2015 - Monday 6 October, 2014

Shoppers are at their happiest in nearly 8 years so it's all down to the budget now
# On A High
# On A High

Shoppers are at their happiest in nearly 8 years so it's all down to the budget now

Oct 6th 2014, 1:58 PM 7,676 Views 13 Comments

Customer sentiment is higher than it has been since January 2007.

Here are 7 things we know about the Budget so far
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Here are 7 things we know about the Budget so far

Oct 6th 2014, 10:18 AM 18,974 Views 43 Comments

With just over a week to go, we’re getting excited.

# budget-2015 - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Is the recovery finally gathering pace in the Midlands? The retailers of Athlone weigh in...
# Main St Ireland
# Main St Ireland

Is the recovery finally gathering pace in the Midlands? The retailers of Athlone weigh in...

Oct 5th 2014, 8:30 PM 20,864 Views 28 Comments

Some long-established businesses say there’s little optimism out there, but others say that things are finally beginning to look a little brighter.

€500m needed to tackle homelessness as 'ten children a week lose their home'
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

€500m needed to tackle homelessness as 'ten children a week lose their home'

Oct 5th 2014, 7:49 PM 9,928 Views 32 Comments

Focus Ireland is calling for an ‘immediate’ increase in rent supplement in Budget 2015.

Opinion: 4 things that can be implemented in the Budget to promote economic growth
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Opinion: 4 things that can be implemented in the Budget to promote economic growth

Oct 5th 2014, 8:30 AM 39 Views 26 Comments

For Ireland’s recovery is to be truly successful, our growth must be sustainable – and felt throughout the entire country – writes Ian Talbot of Chambers Ireland.

# budget-2015 - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Love/Hate, dolphins, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Love/Hate, dolphins, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers

Oct 4th 2014, 7:30 PM 10,284 Views 2 Comments

Plus: What’s the average age for people getting married now?

Acute and mental health services on 'the brink of collapse'
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Acute and mental health services on 'the brink of collapse'

Oct 4th 2014, 2:37 PM 7,045 Views 22 Comments

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association is called for increased funding for hospital consultants in Budget 2015.

Soup kitchen founder says 2014 "worst year yet" for struggling families
# Food Aid
# Food Aid

Soup kitchen founder says 2014 "worst year yet" for struggling families

Oct 4th 2014, 7:30 AM 8,535 Views 13 Comments

The ‘Twist’ mobile food service is now bringing food aid directly to hard-hit estates in the Midlands and West.

# budget-2015 - Friday 3 October, 2014

The Briefcase: No-go hollier zones, pre-budget chat and the value of reading the fine print
# Inbox Me
# Inbox Me

The Briefcase: No-go hollier zones, pre-budget chat and the value of reading the fine print

Oct 3rd 2014, 1:54 PM 6,774 Views 1 Comment

This was the week in business.

# budget-2015 - Thursday 2 October, 2014

With 12 days until the Budget, here's how the numbers are shaping up
# Exchequer Returns
# Exchequer Returns

With 12 days until the Budget, here's how the numbers are shaping up

Oct 2nd 2014, 5:32 PM 15,573 Views 43 Comments

The final exchequer returns before Budget 2015 have been released this evening.

# budget-2015 - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

'Be business focused not jobs focused' - government told
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

'Be business focused not jobs focused' - government told

Oct 1st 2014, 3:20 PM 4,517 Views 3 Comments

Owner-operators should have their costs cut in the budget to create long-term jobs, ISME says.

Disability groups demand an end to 'draconian' cuts
# Don't Leave Us Behind
# Don't Leave Us Behind

Disability groups demand an end to 'draconian' cuts

Oct 1st 2014, 1:32 PM 4,770 Views 3 Comments

“This has to stop.”

'Don't try to choke off the recovery with more austerity'
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

'Don't try to choke off the recovery with more austerity'

Oct 1st 2014, 10:34 AM 7,976 Views 37 Comments

Ireland’s ‘growth beacon’ economy should mean tax cuts – not another tough budget, economist says.

# budget-2015 - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

'I'll give my opinion as a doctor and young man at a later stage' - Varadkar
# Not Repealing The 8th
# Not Repealing The 8th

'I'll give my opinion as a doctor and young man at a later stage' - Varadkar

Sep 30th 2014, 4:46 PM 19,062 Views 21 Comments

The Health Minister said that the Government has no plans to update the Constitution in relation to abortion.

# budget-2015 - Monday 29 September, 2014

Cutting top rate of tax could give 'half of taxpayers' more money in their pocket
# Budget 15
# Budget 15

Cutting top rate of tax could give 'half of taxpayers' more money in their pocket

Sep 29th 2014, 6:30 AM 10,731 Views 40 Comments

Ibec also believe it would help stem brain-drain.

# budget-2015 - Thursday 25 September, 2014

How much of a bottle of a €9 wine goes on taxes?
# Wine Oh
# Wine Oh

How much of a bottle of a €9 wine goes on taxes?

Sep 25th 2014, 7:16 PM 31,264 Views 107 Comments

It’s quite a bit.

# budget-2015 - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

There's "no room" in the Irish economy for tax cuts - we should be investing instead
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

There's "no room" in the Irish economy for tax cuts - we should be investing instead

Sep 24th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,341 Views 34 Comments

The conditions just aren’t right yet, the Nevin Institute has said.

'Budget 2015 needs to give struggling families the peace and security they're entitled to'
# Cuts
# Cuts

'Budget 2015 needs to give struggling families the peace and security they're entitled to'

Sep 24th 2014, 6:15 AM 4,922 Views 10 Comments

An alliance of charities are calling for cuts to be reversed before tax breaks are introduced.

# budget-2015 - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Michael Noonan was told to scrap water charges in the Budget. Here's how he took it...
# Tapped Out
# Tapped Out

Michael Noonan was told to scrap water charges in the Budget. Here's how he took it...

Sep 23rd 2014, 4:46 PM 30,543 Views 69 Comments

The Finance Minister was upbeat in slapping down the suggestion.