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# budget2012 - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Survey: Majority of TDs believe funds for community mental health services should be 'ringfenced'

As World Mental Health Day is marked, the importance of services being retained in the upcoming Budget has been underlined.

# budget2012 - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Column: Here’s why the VAT increase won’t send people flocking North

The VAT increase won’t lead to a repeat of 2008′s queues at the Border – but that doesn’t make it a good idea, writes Ronan Lyons.

# budget2012 - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

As it happened: Budget 2012 liveblog

Join us for live video and text commentary, as Michael Noonan tells us how he plans to raise €1.6bn in extra taxes next year.

Here’s Michael Noonan’s Budget 2012 speech… as a word cloud

A pictorial representation of Michael Noonan’s Budget 2012 speech, as delivered to Dáil Éireann this afternoon.

In full: Michael Noonan's Budget speech to the Dáil

The full text, as prepared in advance, of Michael Noonan’s Budget 2012 speech to the Dáil delivered this afternoon.

# budget2012 - Monday 5 December, 2011

As it happened: Brendan Howlin's Budget 2012 speech to the Dáil Budget 2012 This post contains videos

As it happened: Brendan Howlin's Budget 2012 speech to the Dáil

Miss the announcement? Never fear. Here’s our text commentary as Brendan Howlin set the ball rolling on Budget 2012.

From The Daily Edge Budget Day neckties... just what do they mean? Budget12

Budget Day neckties... just what do they mean?

What are the unspoken messages given out by a minister’s tie? Fashion expert Alanna Gallagher reveals all…

From The Daily Edge PLAY: Budget Bingo 2012 Budget Bingo

PLAY: Budget Bingo 2012

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

The alternative Budget: Sugar tax, gambling tax and a job creation competition

What do Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil and the United Left Alliance want to see happen with this week’s budget? We take a look at their pre-Budget submissions, and discover some surprising proposals…

Poll: Will you watch the Budget announcement? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the Budget announcement?

The time has come to unveil the Budget – but will you watch the action unfold?

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you should know this morning…

Get ready: It's Budget Day (pt 1)

Today will be the first of two days during which the details of Budget 2012 will be unveiled. Here’s the latest on what we can expect between now and Tuesday afternoon.

# budget2012 - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Taoiseach breaches pay cap to award former advisor €35k pay rise

The Taoiseach overruled both the Finance Minister and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to grant his long-time former advisor a salary of €127,000, the Irish Mail on Sunday has revealed.