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#budget2014

# budget2014 - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Vigil at children’s hospital to highlight medical card removal
# Health
# Health

Vigil at children’s hospital to highlight medical card removal

Oct 26th 2013, 3:55 PM 9,913 Views 30 Comments

Parents and supporters gathered at Crumlin Children’s Hospital this afternoon to protest revoking of cards for some chronically-ill children.

# budget2014 - Friday 25 October, 2013

Column: Pitting one section of the Irish people against another weakens us all
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Pitting one section of the Irish people against another weakens us all

Oct 25th 2013, 7:10 AM 27 Views 32 Comments

Budget 2014 hit the most vulnerable elements of society – not the young, the sick, the old, or pregnant alone. We need to show intergenerational solidarity and stand together against this injustice, writes Peter Kavanagh.

# budget2014 - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Column: Nobody ever chooses to be homeless – this government is pushing people to the brink
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Nobody ever chooses to be homeless – this government is pushing people to the brink

Oct 24th 2013, 7:15 AM 154 Views 42 Comments

Access to health services is key to leaving homelessness behind – which is why Budget 2014 is so damaging to the Government’s commitment to end long-term homelessness by 2016, writes Niamh Randall.

# budget2014 - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Column: Budgeting our depression? Funding cuts are disastrous to mental health
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Budgeting our depression? Funding cuts are disastrous to mental health

Oct 19th 2013, 12:00 PM 67 Views 123 Comments

Cuts to medical card allowances and social welfare payments have a direct impact on peoples’ the mental health – I know because I am one of those affected, writes Kate Bellamy.

Aaron McKenna: Giving free GP care for all children under 6 is reckless
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Giving free GP care for all children under 6 is reckless

Oct 19th 2013, 8:00 AM 243 Views 64 Comments

Not all families NEED help in sending their children to a GP – but the Government is ignoring that in a cynical ploy to curry favour with the electorate.

# budget2014 - Friday 18 October, 2013

Column: Funerals are tough – and costs escalate quickly
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Funerals are tough – and costs escalate quickly

Oct 18th 2013, 8:00 PM 1,005 Views 62 Comments

One of the more perplexing cuts outlined in this year’s budget is the axing of the Bereavement Grant. People feel that they’re not safe from austerity, even in death, writes Geraldine Fitzgerald.

Budget changes will affect 1.4 million health insurance customers
# Tax Relief
# Tax Relief

Budget changes will affect 1.4 million health insurance customers

Oct 18th 2013, 12:13 PM 8,626 Views 30 Comments

The cap on the tax relief on health insurance policies will increase the costs for customers.

# budget2014 - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Column: The exploitation of young people has been cemented by this government
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The exploitation of young people has been cemented by this government

Oct 17th 2013, 7:15 AM 123 Views 166 Comments

The cut in jobseeker’s allowance for those under 26 won’t nudge young people into “valuable training” in JobBridge or other schemes, it will push them into poverty and emigration, write Andrew Byrne and Dan Hayden.

# budget2014 - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Colm Keaveney: Hope has been driven out by cynicism in Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Colm Keaveney: Hope has been driven out by cynicism in Ireland

Oct 16th 2013, 10:00 AM 19 Views 25 Comments

“Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart”… Well, different groups in our society have had to endure different levels of sacrifice, writes Colm Keaveney.

Closing tax loophole won't 'adversely affect' multinational companies, says ACC
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

Closing tax loophole won't 'adversely affect' multinational companies, says ACC

Oct 16th 2013, 9:02 AM 4,148 Views 8 Comments

The American Chamber of Commerce and the IDA say that changes in Ireland’s tax residency rules will not affect Ireland’s competitiveness as a location for foreign direct investment.

Damien Kiberd: Budget 2014 arithmetic not just iffy - it's scary
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Budget 2014 arithmetic not just iffy - it's scary

Oct 16th 2013, 7:00 AM 16 Views 73 Comments

The figures are extraordinarily precise, writes TheJournal.ie columnist Damien Kiberd – as imaginary numbers often neatly are.

# budget2014 - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Wine, banter and turning on each other: Here's how Twitter reacted to Budget 2014
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Wine, banter and turning on each other: Here's how Twitter reacted to Budget 2014

Oct 15th 2013, 10:00 PM 14,236 Views 16 Comments

Cuts to maternity benefit and unemployment benefit for young people as well as the abolition of the bereavement grant were the hot topics.

How the World Reacted: Budget 2014
# Budget2014
# Budget2014

How the World Reacted: Budget 2014

Oct 15th 2013, 8:11 PM 16,344 Views 51 Comments

What’s the rest of the world saying about us?

Budget 2014 liveblog: As it happened
Live Oct 15th 2013, 7:45 PM

Budget 2014 liveblog: As it happened

Column: Cutting unemployment benefit to the under-26s is unjust and unacceptable
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Cutting unemployment benefit to the under-26s is unjust and unacceptable

Oct 15th 2013, 7:30 PM 42 Views 122 Comments

The plan is a further step towards the political disillusionment of young people, a drastic slash in living standards, and an even more polarised society, write Dan O’Neill and Fiona Dunkin.

Higher rate of Invalidity Pension to be phased out
# Budget2014
# Budget2014

Higher rate of Invalidity Pension to be phased out

Oct 15th 2013, 5:23 PM 7,096 Views 7 Comments

A higher level of payment offered within the scheme is to be cut for certain recipients.

"Even the dead aren't safe from this Government" - Fianna Fáil reaction to the Budget
# Budget14
# Budget14

"Even the dead aren't safe from this Government" - Fianna Fáil reaction to the Budget

Oct 15th 2013, 4:53 PM 7,498 Views 70 Comments

The treatment of elderly people was highlighted by two Fianna Fáil spokespeople today, with Seán Fleming asking what the Government “has against elderly married couples?”.

Update: Army called in to free half of Cabinet from Government Buildings lift
# Stuck In A Moment
From The Daily Edge
# Stuck In A Moment

Update: Army called in to free half of Cabinet from Government Buildings lift

Oct 15th 2013, 2:04 PM 13,251 Views 79 Comments

EL-E-VA-TION!

# budget2014 - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Final Budget details to be hammered out at Cabinet tonight
# Budget Talks
# Budget Talks

Final Budget details to be hammered out at Cabinet tonight

Oct 13th 2013, 7:06 PM 3,646 Views 24 Comments

The meeting is underway at Government Buildings and due to last for several hours.

Focus Ireland says €400 million investment needed in social housing
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Focus Ireland says €400 million investment needed in social housing

Oct 13th 2013, 3:25 PM 4,442 Views 57 Comments

Focus Ireland said the number of families becoming homeless every month in Dublin has recently doubled from 8 to 16 families every month.

Hole in Health budget less than €200 million, says Reilly
# HEALTH BILL
# HEALTH BILL

Hole in Health budget less than €200 million, says Reilly

Oct 13th 2013, 2:56 PM 5,242 Views 32 Comments

The Minister for Health James Reilly said the health budget does not have a deficit of €500 million as reported widely today.

# budget2014 - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Burton: 'Welfare savings is one of the reasons we could reduce Budget adjustment'
# Savings
# Savings

Burton: 'Welfare savings is one of the reasons we could reduce Budget adjustment'

Oct 10th 2013, 9:52 AM 5,403 Views 92 Comments

A reduction in the Live Register has produced €150 million in welfare savings.

# budget2014 - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Gilmore: 'You want to wipe history clean and pretend you had no part to play'
# Budget
# Budget

Gilmore: 'You want to wipe history clean and pretend you had no part to play'

Oct 3rd 2013, 11:53 AM 6,913 Views 60 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said it was ‘rich’ for Fianna Fáil to call the last few budgets unfair.

# budget2014 - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Column: Pre-Budget politics - lies, damned lies and a gullible public
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Pre-Budget politics - lies, damned lies and a gullible public

Aug 13th 2013, 8:45 PM 19 Views 66 Comments

The campaign to pummel the public into submission with ‘strategic’ pre-Budget scaremongering has begun in earnest – and the media is lapping it up, writes Paul Allen.