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# deficit - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

RTÉ lost €20m last year covering 'onerous' events like the Olympics and 1916 commemorations

The public broadcaster said it was a ‘challenging’ financial period.

# deficit - Saturday 4 March, 2017

The Vatican has cut its deficit by over €13 million

The financial disclosure for 2016 is expected in July.

# deficit - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Poll: Should people with a free travel pass have to pay a small charge for it? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people with a free travel pass have to pay a small charge for it?

The suggestion has been made by Cork Fine Gael TD Jim Daly as a means of preserving rural bus services.

# deficit - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

From The42 Real Madrid will need to come from behind in next week's second-leg meeting with Juventus Deficit

Real Madrid will need to come from behind in next week's second-leg meeting with Juventus

The holders were beaten tonight in Turin.

# deficit - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

The difference between now and this time last year? About €2 billion

Ticking along nicely.

# deficit - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

# deficit - Friday 1 August, 2014

The Briefcase: good numbers, burnt bondholders, and the ghosts of Irish banking

This was the week in business.

# deficit - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Government deficit drops to 5.6% of GDP

That’s down from 7.9% this time last year.

# deficit - Friday 11 July, 2014

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

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

# deficit - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Here's why the OECD thinks we need to cut €2 billion in the budget

The head of the Irish desk says our credibility is on the line.

# deficit - Monday 5 May, 2014

What Constitutional ban has the Opposition 'neutered to the point of comedy'?

Deputies Pearse Doherty and Stephen Donnelly have argued that a section of the Irish Constitution needs to be changed.

# deficit - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Ireland's bond yields are almost as good as Belgium's, so we're moving the right way - NTMA

NTMA CEO John Corrigan also says that over 70 per cent of Ireland’s funding for 2014 has already been raised.

# deficit - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

HSE projects year-end deficit of €105m

The HSE made the projection in its August 2013 report, published today.

Latest CSO stats show improvement in Government deficit

The General Government Deficit for the second quarter was 6 per cent of GDP.

# deficit - Monday 21 October, 2013

Budget deficit for 2012 still inside Troika target despite revisions

Initial estimates for April were revised, after it became clear that revenue from mobile phone licences should be filed under this year’s figures.

# deficit - Sunday 13 October, 2013

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

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

# deficit - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Government expects to collect an extra €2.3bn in tax next year

This is according to figures that give an overview of our finances before any of the budget changes are announced on Tuesday.

Budget 2014: What could be this year's Wine Tax Factor?

Yes, the distracting levies that put the WTF in the Budget announcement.

# deficit - Thursday 10 October, 2013

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

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

# deficit - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Noonan wants Budget to give “markets confidence”

With the country required to cut the national deficit to 5.1 per cent of GDP, Michael Noonan says that it is “important to be beat that target”.

# deficit - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Tánaiste: Budget cut of €3.1 billion not necessary to meet deficit targets

Eamon Gilmore has set out his stall ahead of Budget negotiations.

# deficit - Thursday 12 September, 2013

OECD: Irish economy recovering but government must stick to targets

In a report today, the body said that out debt-to-GDP ratio is set to peak this year and decline thereafter.

# deficit - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Gilmore: No need to do more than necessary to meet deficit target

The Tánaiste said that it is important not to put the country’s recovery at risk.

# deficit - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Government deficit grows by €360m in a year

The increase in the government’s deficit comes despite an increase in revenue.

# deficit - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Money, Money, Must Be Funny In A Eurocrat's World

Bailed-out Ireland is to contribute an additional €90 million to the European Union to help plug a shortfall in its 2013 budget. Ludicrous? Yes – but it’s hardly a blip on the radar of incongruity that is the EU’s funny money parade, writes Aaron McKenna.

# deficit - Monday 22 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added dogs comforting people

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…

# deficit - Monday 4 March, 2013

Exchequer returns show slight fall in tax take for February

The total tax take in February 2013 was €2.042 billion – down by €186 million on the same month from last year.

# deficit - Saturday 2 March, 2013

$85 billion in budget cuts come into force in US

Meetings between President Obama and top congressional leaders broke down yesterday as they failed to reach a deal on how to reduce the deficit.

# deficit - Monday 25 February, 2013

Rehn: Budget 2014 should not be eased after promissory note savings

The European Commissioner says the €1 billion savings should be used to eliminate Ireland’s deficit as soon as possible.

# deficit - Friday 28 December, 2012

Let's get fiscal: Obama to host talks on looming cliff at White House

Congressional leaders will meet with the President at the White House today with just days left to avert a series of tax rises and spending cuts due to come into effect in the new year.

# deficit - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Explainer: What is the 'fiscal cliff' and why does it matter? Let's Get Fiscal This post contains videos

Explainer: What is the 'fiscal cliff' and why does it matter?

The US is facing a potentially devastating financial crisis in less than a week but what is it all about, what impact will it have on Ireland and what’s got to happen if it is to be avoided? explains…

# deficit - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Column: Real reform is being overlooked in the deficit scramble

There was broad consensus that our political system needed major change, writes David McCann – but that now seems largely forgotten.

# deficit - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Survey: Almost half of primary schools in deficit

According to the survey, 22 per cent of schools are breaking even, while 93 per cent receive a minor works grants for repairs.

# deficit - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Column: 4 myths about austerity… busted

Ahead of an anti-austerity march, Michael O’Reilly argues that Budget decisions are being driven by false premises.

# deficit - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

HSE deficit now at almost €400 million

The HSE said this is the first month in which there has been a reduction in the deficit reported. The INMO said the figures “fail to portray the real crisis facing the Irish public health service”.

# deficit - Thursday 25 October, 2012

TD raises questions over money ring-fenced for mental health

Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Tánaiste today whether this money was being used to plug gaps in the HSE deficit.

# deficit - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Column: 10 problems with the Croke Park Agreement

The Croke Park Agreement is too slow, driven by insiders and makes cuts in the wrong places, writes management expert Eddie Molloy.

# deficit - Friday 19 October, 2012

HSE reports €404m financial deficit to end of August

Beaumont Hospital in Dublin had the largest overspend in the hospital sector running at nearly €20 million at the end of August.

# deficit - Friday 12 October, 2012

Strike likely as talks over Aer Lingus and DAA pensions break down

Efforts to resolve the €748 million deficit in the pensions scheme ended “in disarray” last night, SIPTU says.

# deficit - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Aer Lingus warns over €748 million pension deficit

The airline said it has put forward proposals as part of the Labour Relations Committee process seeking to improve pension prospects for employees.

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