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#budget 2015

# budget-2015 - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Charities don't want to see tax cuts in the Budget
# The Fingers Thing Means Taxes
# The Fingers Thing Means Taxes

Charities don't want to see tax cuts in the Budget

Sep 23rd 2014, 12:50 PM 4,472 Views 12 Comments

They’d much prefer their funding back.

# budget-2015 - Monday 22 September, 2014

Are loose alcohol-sale laws turning Irish diners into a nation of 'handbag drinkers'?
# Pinot In Yo' Prada
# Pinot In Yo' Prada

Are loose alcohol-sale laws turning Irish diners into a nation of 'handbag drinkers'?

Sep 22nd 2014, 12:23 PM 18,260 Views 63 Comments

Restaurateurs want a shake up of liquor pricing… and immediate action to fix a chef-shortage “crisis”.

Government advisors warn Noonan: We need another tough Budget
# Boom And Bust
# Boom And Bust

Government advisors warn Noonan: We need another tough Budget

Sep 22nd 2014, 7:29 AM 8,104 Views 56 Comments

The Finance Minister has said we can expect a largely neutral Budget. He’s being told it should be ‘prudent’ and ‘disciplined’.

# budget-2015 - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Joan Burton heckled at trade union meeting on homelessness
# Impact
# Impact

Joan Burton heckled at trade union meeting on homelessness

Sep 20th 2014, 4:00 PM 9,823 Views 33 Comments

The meeting today also heard from Fr Peter McVerry and focused on practical solutions to the homelessness crisis.

# budget-2015 - Thursday 18 September, 2014

'Doctors are leaving the country and patient safety is being compromised'
# Poor Health
# Poor Health

'Doctors are leaving the country and patient safety is being compromised'

Sep 18th 2014, 6:05 PM 9,044 Views 21 Comments

The IMO says that health cuts cannot continue.

# budget-2015 - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

'I wouldn’t dare do such a thing': After Enda's scolding, Leo isn't talking about the Budget this week
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

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

Sep 16th 2014, 4:30 PM 8,416 Views 7 Comments

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

Irish consumers not so happy, but thanks for asking
# Mixed Feelings
# Mixed Feelings

Irish consumers not so happy, but thanks for asking

Sep 16th 2014, 1:08 PM 6,751 Views 3 Comments

Latest customer sentiment survey down last month after hitting a seven-year high in July.

We need to get ready for "one last gasp of austerity" in 2015 --- economist
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

We need to get ready for "one last gasp of austerity" in 2015 --- economist

Sep 16th 2014, 11:57 AM 10,231 Views 99 Comments

The quarterly water charge set to hit households from January will effectively “suck” money out of the system, economist Tom McDonnell says.

Joan Burton: 'Eamon is here and in very good form'

Joan Burton: 'Eamon is here and in very good form'

Sep 16th 2014, 9:53 AM 5,419 Views 17 Comments

There’s no grudge being held, it seems.

Column: 'Ireland's road to recovery depends on whether we're going to bring everyone with us'
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Column: 'Ireland's road to recovery depends on whether we're going to bring everyone with us'

Sep 16th 2014, 8:00 AM 30 Views 25 Comments

A job is no longer a guarantee of economic security and women are particularly vulnerable to precarious work and low wages.

# budget-2015 - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Leo: "I don't mind being slapped down or scolded. I'm a big boy."
# Fine Gael Think-In
# Fine Gael Think-In

Leo: "I don't mind being slapped down or scolded. I'm a big boy."

Sep 11th 2014, 10:54 PM 24,052 Views 59 Comments

The Health Minister has been on the receiving end of a rebuke from the Taoiseach in recent days.

Estate agents to Government: Don't 'reinflate the housing bubble'
# Over Stimulation
# Over Stimulation

Estate agents to Government: Don't 'reinflate the housing bubble'

Sep 11th 2014, 6:30 AM 8,817 Views 19 Comments

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

# budget-2015 - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

"Boom and bust" cycle at an end, hopefully --- Howlin
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

"Boom and bust" cycle at an end, hopefully --- Howlin

Sep 10th 2014, 10:08 AM 8,223 Views 58 Comments

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

# budget-2015 - Monday 8 September, 2014

Let's bring in tax cuts worth €400 million, says business group
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Let's bring in tax cuts worth €400 million, says business group

Sep 8th 2014, 7:40 AM 5,970 Views 42 Comments

The ‘fear factor’ that that has long gripped consumers is now easing, says IBEC. The business group says the time is right to bring in a raft of tax cuts.

# budget-2015 - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Is attracting more foreign companies to Ireland really a recipe for growth?
# Quick Fix
# Quick Fix

Is attracting more foreign companies to Ireland really a recipe for growth?

Sep 7th 2014, 8:45 AM 11,484 Views 23 Comments

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at the benefits and pitfalls of foreign direct investment.

# budget-2015 - Saturday 6 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 6th 2014, 8:00 AM 15 Views 182 Comments

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-2015 - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Tax increases and expenditure reductions of €2.1bn won't be necessary - Howlin
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Tax increases and expenditure reductions of €2.1bn won't be necessary - Howlin

Sep 3rd 2014, 11:19 PM 10,123 Views 53 Comments

He said that the government are not in the giving back phase just yet.

Higher alcohol prices are working - don't lower excise duty, says charity
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Higher alcohol prices are working - don't lower excise duty, says charity

Sep 3rd 2014, 2:55 PM 9,601 Views 48 Comments

Alcohol Action Ireland is also calling for the introduction of minimum pricing to target binge drinking.

Ministers don't want to play "fast and loose" with Budget 2015
# Not Payback Time
# Not Payback Time

Ministers don't want to play "fast and loose" with Budget 2015

Sep 3rd 2014, 12:53 PM 8,228 Views 68 Comments

The Tánaiste said that the economic recovery needs to be cemented.

Guess who's back?... Golan and Budget top the agenda, as Ministers return from break
# Summer's Over
# Summer's Over

Guess who's back?... Golan and Budget top the agenda, as Ministers return from break

Sep 3rd 2014, 6:30 AM 4,534 Views 10 Comments

It’s back to the grind for Enda, Joan and their ministers — and there’s some serious work to get through.

# budget-2015 - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Budget cuts could be "significantly less" says Noonan, but don't leap for joy just yet
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Budget cuts could be "significantly less" says Noonan, but don't leap for joy just yet

Sep 2nd 2014, 8:41 PM 9,694 Views 30 Comments

The minster says cuts will have to be made, even if they are less than previously thought.

"We're not in a position to write large cheques": Enda plays down tax-cut talk
# No Cheque Please
# No Cheque Please

"We're not in a position to write large cheques": Enda plays down tax-cut talk

Sep 2nd 2014, 1:26 PM 9,079 Views 58 Comments

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

# budget-2015 - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Why Ireland is a bit like Padraig Harrington when it comes to being competitive
# In The Rough
# In The Rough

Why Ireland is a bit like Padraig Harrington when it comes to being competitive

Aug 31st 2014, 8:45 AM 13,038 Views 23 Comments

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at why Ireland has lost its competitive edge.

# budget-2015 - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

With 48 days to Budget 2015 Fine Gael and Labour are already drawing their battle lines
# Budget Battle
# Budget Battle

With 48 days to Budget 2015 Fine Gael and Labour are already drawing their battle lines

Aug 27th 2014, 2:46 PM 7,856 Views 79 Comments

Fine Gael is talking tax cuts while Labour is all about wage increases.

# budget-2015 - Monday 25 August, 2014

Poll: Would you like to see income tax or the USC cut in the next Budget?
# Payslip
# Payslip

Poll: Would you like to see income tax or the USC cut in the next Budget?

Aug 25th 2014, 8:51 AM 26,860 Views 123 Comments

Which cut would be more beneficial for you?

Irish restaurants say cutting VAT has created more than 30,000 new jobs
# Great Success
# Great Success

Irish restaurants say cutting VAT has created more than 30,000 new jobs

Aug 25th 2014, 8:46 AM 7,192 Views 33 Comments

VAT was cut from 13.5% to 9% in July 2011.

'Budget 2015 should give money back to consumers'
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

'Budget 2015 should give money back to consumers'

Aug 25th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,344 Views 43 Comments

Retail Ireland wants the retail sector to be boosted in October.

# budget-2015 - Sunday 24 August, 2014

If 13 cent of every €1 raised in taxes pays down debt what can be done to ease the burden?
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

If 13 cent of every €1 raised in taxes pays down debt what can be done to ease the burden?

Aug 24th 2014, 8:45 AM 12,773 Views 69 Comments

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at the issue of Ireland’s ‘unsustainable’ debt.

# budget-2015 - Friday 22 August, 2014

Don't go beyond €500 million in budget cuts - that's what Investec are telling the Government
# Cuts
# Cuts

Don't go beyond €500 million in budget cuts - that's what Investec are telling the Government

Aug 22nd 2014, 10:14 AM 6,901 Views 23 Comments

Positive economic trends on nearly every front make for an easier budget.

# budget-2015 - Monday 18 August, 2014

Talk of closing railway stations "totally premature"
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Talk of closing railway stations "totally premature"

Aug 18th 2014, 4:18 PM 19,331 Views 20 Comments

A review of rail services is currently underway in anticipation of Budget 2015.

# budget-2015 - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Postmasters say that moving motor tax to post offices would save €27 million
# Taxing Issue
# Taxing Issue

Postmasters say that moving motor tax to post offices would save €27 million

Aug 17th 2014, 5:40 PM 19,798 Views 60 Comments

The IPU wants the measure introduced in the Budget.

# budget-2015 - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Why do we pay more VAT on hairdressing than we do on greyhounds?
# Taxing Matters
# Taxing Matters

Why do we pay more VAT on hairdressing than we do on greyhounds?

Aug 16th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,493 Views 31 Comments

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at the various arguments around lowering the rate of VAT.

# budget-2015 - 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
# Counting The Days

There are just 66 days until the next Budget so let's talk about how much we should cut

Aug 9th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,254 Views 55 Comments

€2 billion, €1 billion or should we aim for a neutral budget. Let’s start the debate…

# budget-2015 - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

39 families were made homeless in July in Dublin alone
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

39 families were made homeless in July in Dublin alone

Aug 5th 2014, 7:45 AM 9,429 Views 47 Comments

Focus Ireland say that many are losing homes because of the failure of the rent supplement scheme.

# budget-2015 - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

SMEs call for Budget 2015 to focus on competitiveness
# SME
# SME

SMEs call for Budget 2015 to focus on competitiveness

Jul 29th 2014, 4:27 PM 3,504 Views 6 Comments

ISME also says keeping the 12.5% corporation tax is essential to the recovery.

# budget-2015 - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

"Less cutbacks, less tax increases" needed for Budget 2015 --- Noonan
# Good News
# Good News

"Less cutbacks, less tax increases" needed for Budget 2015 --- Noonan

Jul 23rd 2014, 10:58 PM 13,193 Views 82 Comments

Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin say we’ll need less of an adjustment than initially thought… But it’s too soon to say how much less.

# budget-2015 - Monday 14 July, 2014

The next Government will have to hike water charges - ESRI
# Drip Drip Drip
# Drip Drip Drip

The next Government will have to hike water charges - ESRI

Jul 14th 2014, 11:35 AM 14,223 Views 152 Comments

The light at the end of the tunnel is still “some way off”, Professor John Fitzgerald said this morning.

# budget-2015 - Friday 11 July, 2014

Economy set to grow 3.3% this year (and we won't be getting that harsh budget after all)
# Back In The Black
# Back In The Black

Economy set to grow 3.3% this year (and we won't be getting that harsh budget after all)

Jul 11th 2014, 9:54 AM 9,894 Views 74 Comments

Merrion Stockbrokers is bullish on the economy, and says that an adjustment of only €1 billion is needed in Budget 2015.

# budget-2015 - Monday 7 July, 2014

Michael Noonan says that Ibec's budget sums "are at best a guesstimate"
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Michael Noonan says that Ibec's budget sums "are at best a guesstimate"

Jul 7th 2014, 4:12 PM 13,538 Views 56 Comments

The employers’ group says that now is the time to give consumers a break from austerity.

# budget-2015 - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Should families with teens be given more money to feed them?
# Growing Pains
# Growing Pains

Should families with teens be given more money to feed them?

Jul 5th 2014, 8:45 AM 13,088 Views 75 Comments

A food poverty charity has asked Joan Burton to consider ow expensive it is to feed teenagers when drafting the next Budget.