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#budget leaks

# budget-leaks - Monday 13 October, 2014

With 24 hours to go, here's what we know about the Budget so far...

The leaks are flowing now…

# budget-leaks - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Column: The Hunger Games of Ireland's Budget leaks

The villain of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games series knows the value of ‘divide and conquer’ when keeping an unruly populace in check. Ireland’s yearly Budget “leaks”, which provoke panic across society, follow the same rule, writes Emer Delaney.

# budget-leaks - Sunday 13 January, 2013

Explainer: How Irish bailout documents keep getting leaked to the public... via Germany

Yet another batch of draft documents has made its way out via the Bundestag. Here’s the story of how it happens.

# budget-leaks - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Explainer: How do Irish bailout documents keep ending up in Germany?

The European Commission says the latest leak is “unfortunate and irresponsible”. But why does it keep happening?

# budget-leaks - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Ireland may need mini-budget if other economies falter: official EU report

The European Commission signs off on a €5.9 billion release of bailout funds, but their green light comes with a warning…

# budget-leaks - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Leaked document suggests Ireland may need further budget cuts in 2012

The Department of Finance has confirmed that the European Commission will publish a document tomorrow which suggests Ireland could need further fiscal tightening this year.

# budget-leaks - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Earthquakes! Earnings! Petitions! Racehorses! Healthy cities?! Our weekly numerical guide to the events of the last seven days.

# budget-leaks - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

TDs off to Berlin to discuss 2012 Budget leaks

The Oireachtas Finance committee is heading to meet its German counterpart – the one that got our Budget in November.

# budget-leaks - Sunday 22 January, 2012

No decision yet on selling ESB - Burton

But the Minister for Social Protection suggested the Government still hoped to raise €2billion by selling State assets.

# budget-leaks - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Video: 2011 - the year in gaffes Review 2011 This post contains videos

Video: 2011 - the year in gaffes

From the government’s €3.6bn ‘accounting error’, to confusing a Hollywood actor with a serial killer, here are this year’s most memorable gaffes.

# budget-leaks - Friday 25 November, 2011

More tax austerity will break Irish families, tax institute warns

The Irish Tax Institute says some employees have already lost a sixth of their take-home pay – and are now at ‘tipping point’.

# budget-leaks - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Budget proposals doc had to be shown as ‘constitutional requirement’

Taoiseach Enda Kenny tells Dáil today that draft proposals were shown to German parliament as a constitutional requirement of… the German parliament.

# budget-leaks - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Noonan "can't rule out future leaks" of confidential information

The minister made the comments while speaking at the University of Limerick, where he also expressed regrets over last week’s Budget leaks.

# budget-leaks - Sunday 20 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Catch up on the day’s main stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Child benefit to be 'cut first and reformed later'

The government is coming under fire for ‘another broken promise’ – a €10 cut in child benefit across the board.

Budget leaks: Dublin and Brussels in €300m dispute over public pay bill Exclusive

The government says cutting public jobs will save €2.5bn by 2015 – but the European Commission’s draft report is far less optimistic.

# budget-leaks - Saturday 19 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Catch up on the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Taoiseach defends 2 per cent VAT increase despite cross-border shopping fears

Retailers are worried that the increase will encourage consumers in the Republic to head across the border to shop.

Budget leaks: €3.5bn Budget for 2013 still won’t meet Troika targets Exclusive

Briefing notes prepared for German MPs also predict that employment will continue to fall next year, and that Ireland may miss bank targets.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…

# budget-leaks - Friday 18 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Friday

Catch up on the day’s main stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Budget leaks disclose detail of 'tyrannical' government proposals - Ross

Independent TD Shane Ross is among those to heavily criticise the government after details of forthcoming budget proposals were disclosed by today.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

REVEALED: Government’s leaked plans for Ireland’s austerity budgets Exclusive has obtained the documents, given to German MPs, which outline the contents of the 2012 and 2013 Budgets.

Budget leaks: the hypermarket could be on its way to Ireland Exclusive

According to leaked documents seen by, the Government has agreed to make changes to the retail size caps which could allow for Wal-mart and Costco to set up shop here.

Budget leaks: Social welfare to bear burden of cuts, Government tells EU Exclusive

Leaked draft documents seen by indicate that the social protection budget will be heavily targeted.

Budget leaks: State asset sell-off may not yield money for job creation Exclusive

The government has said publicly it wants to use State asset sell-off revenue for job creation but confidential documents paint a different picture.

Budget leaks: Government to inject €250 million into credit unions Exclusive

The recapitalisation figure in the leaked budget documents is significantly less than the €1 billion previously suggested by Michael Noonan – but there will be more money available in 2012 if the credit unions need it.