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#Deficit

# deficit - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Aer Lingus warns over €748 million pension deficit
# Pensions
# Pensions

Aer Lingus warns over €748 million pension deficit

Oct 10th 2012, 4:07 PM 5,019 Views 30 Comments

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

# deficit - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Shortall, security and kicks in the bum: the week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Shortall, security and kicks in the bum: the week in numbers

Sep 29th 2012, 7:30 PM 4,677 Views 13 Comments

Exactly HOW many people would be better off on the Dole? And just how many people emigrate from Ireland every day?

# deficit - Friday 28 September, 2012

'Litany of errors' costing the State millions - PAC chair
# State Spending
# State Spending

'Litany of errors' costing the State millions - PAC chair

Sep 28th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,240 Views 35 Comments

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee has reacted angrily to the latest report of the Comptroller and Auditor General which was published yesterday.

# deficit - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

NTMA chief: It's looking good for 'sustainable' re-entry to markets
# Markets
# Markets

NTMA chief: It's looking good for 'sustainable' re-entry to markets

Sep 12th 2012, 12:30 PM 2,390 Views 4 Comments

However, John Corrigan does warn that “wider uncertainties” in the eurozone could be risk factor to Ireland’s progress.

# deficit - Thursday 2 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Thursday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Thursday

Aug 2nd 2012, 8:00 PM 6,706 Views 4 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# deficit - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

HSE defends hospital food
# Health
# Health

HSE defends hospital food

Jul 10th 2012, 3:51 PM 6,009 Views 43 Comments

The HSE has criticised a newspaper for comparing hospital food with ‘Happy Meals’.

# deficit - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Everything you wanted to know about the bond markets but were too afraid to ask
# Explainer
# Explainer

Everything you wanted to know about the bond markets but were too afraid to ask

Jun 30th 2012, 8:30 AM 7,257 Views 37 Comments

Ireland’s ongoing struggle is to get back to the markets – but what ARE the bond markets? Here’s our grind.

# deficit - Monday 25 June, 2012

France 'needs up to €10bn to plug public deficit', says finance minister
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

France 'needs up to €10bn to plug public deficit', says finance minister

Jun 25th 2012, 8:53 AM 2,031 Views 12 Comments

The French finance minister says that his country is looking for between €7bn and €10bn.

# deficit - Monday 14 May, 2012

Assembly calls on British and Irish govts to support RTÉ London correspondent
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

Assembly calls on British and Irish govts to support RTÉ London correspondent

May 14th 2012, 6:13 PM 5,016 Views 10 Comments

RTÉ recently announced it would close its London office from September 2012.

# deficit - Thursday 3 May, 2012

RTÉ set for €50m deficit in 2012, says minister
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

RTÉ set for €50m deficit in 2012, says minister

May 3rd 2012, 3:12 PM 2,791 Views 44 Comments

The Minister for Communications told Dáil that key restructuring elements must be put in place this year at RTÉ.

# deficit - Monday 23 April, 2012

Ireland recorded a 13.1 per cent deficit last year
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Ireland recorded a 13.1 per cent deficit last year

Apr 23rd 2012, 11:24 AM 2,411 Views 13 Comments

Without the whole banking debt, it could have been down to 9.4 per cent.

# deficit - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Government policy is 'not an austerity strategy', says Howlin
# Austerity
# Austerity

Government policy is 'not an austerity strategy', says Howlin

Apr 12th 2012, 9:25 AM 2,655 Views 44 Comments

The Minister for Public Expenditure also said economists’ calls to pour resources into a stimulus strategy reminded him of “Fianna Fáil circa 1977″.

# deficit - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Column: We need to stop taking money out of people’s pockets
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We need to stop taking money out of people’s pockets

Mar 6th 2012, 7:30 AM 20 Views 27 Comments

Yes, we’ve got a deficit to deal with – but making ordinary consumers pay is hurting the wider economy as well as our wallets, writes Aaron McKenna.

# deficit - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Hungary could lose EU funding over failure to sort domestic budget
# Hungary
# Hungary

Hungary could lose EU funding over failure to sort domestic budget

Jan 24th 2012, 4:46 PM 960 Views 2 Comments

Although the Budget deficit for 2012 will be within EU limits of 3 per cent of GDP, it’s only because of one-off windfalls.

# deficit - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Column: Ireland faces a decade of austerity – so let’s not waste it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland faces a decade of austerity – so let’s not waste it

Jan 5th 2012, 7:20 AM 66 Views 66 Comments

Economists tell us we’ve got ten years of financial difficulty – so do we want to buckle under, or use this opportunity to reshape Ireland? Aaron McKenna writes.

# deficit - Saturday 3 December, 2011

Cost of servicing national debt to hit €7.5bn next year
# Receipts
# Receipts

Cost of servicing national debt to hit €7.5bn next year

Dec 3rd 2011, 9:27 AM 1,808 Views 14 Comments

The government’s latest report on state spending and receipts shows that the tax intake for 2011 will be €700m less than expected,

# deficit - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Massive spending cuts likely after US 'super-committee' collapses without deal
# Barack Obama
# Barack Obama

Massive spending cuts likely after US 'super-committee' collapses without deal

Nov 22nd 2011, 9:26 AM 1,063 Views 11 Comments

The bipartisan committee set up as part of the deal to avert a government shutdown as failed to reach a deal on cutting spending.

# deficit - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

PAC chair criticises Dept of Finance 'culture of ignoring outside sources' over €3.6bn error
# Accounting Error
# Accounting Error

PAC chair criticises Dept of Finance 'culture of ignoring outside sources' over €3.6bn error

Nov 2nd 2011, 9:08 AM 597 Views 10 Comments

John McGuinness wants a “comprehensive explanation” for accounting error in which €3.6bn of state funds was counted twice.

# deficit - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Troika to announce latest report today
# Troika
# Troika

Troika to announce latest report today

Oct 20th 2011, 7:49 AM 286 Views 5 Comments

Representatives from the Troika are expected to announce that Ireland has been meeting targets set out in the bailout plan.

# deficit - Sunday 2 October, 2011

Government plays down apparent spending cuts revelations
# Budget
# Budget

Government plays down apparent spending cuts revelations

Oct 2nd 2011, 12:57 PM 599 Views 3 Comments

Comments made by the Justice Minister in the Dáil last week about proposed cuts on the way in his department have been dismissed as figures taken from a savings proposal.

# deficit - Friday 30 September, 2011

Service deficit down as demand grows at home and abroad
# Services
# Services

Service deficit down as demand grows at home and abroad

Sep 30th 2011, 12:31 PM 150 Views 0 Comments

The majority of Ireland’s exported services last year were in the computer sector.

# deficit - Friday 9 September, 2011

Europe hails Ireland's "important progress" in financial recovery
# Bailout
# Bailout

Europe hails Ireland's "important progress" in financial recovery

Sep 9th 2011, 12:49 PM 695 Views 24 Comments

The European Commission says Ireland’s economy will grow this year, albeit gradually, with the bank bailout cheaper than expected.

Positive bailout target review expected from Commission
# Bailout
# Bailout

Positive bailout target review expected from Commission

Sep 9th 2011, 8:27 AM 118 Views 2 Comments

The European Commission is expected to follow the ECB and IMF in saying Ireland is on track with the targets set out in the bailout agreement.

# deficit - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

Spain lawmakers agree to deficit amendment talks
# Spain
# Spain

Spain lawmakers agree to deficit amendment talks

Aug 30th 2011, 5:49 PM 132 Views 0 Comments

Spain’s Parliament is to discuss introducing a “debt brake” – which would stipulate that the country’s deficit could not exceed a certain percentage of GDP.

# deficit - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Senate clears the way for US to raise debt ceiling
# US Debt
# US Debt

Senate clears the way for US to raise debt ceiling

Aug 2nd 2011, 6:43 PM 155 Views 2 Comments

The Senate voted by 74 votes to 26 to pass the hard fought bill. Obama has said that it’s the first step to ensuring America lives within its means.

# deficit - Friday 29 July, 2011

Obama uses Twitter to press Republicans on the debt ceiling
# USA
# USA

Obama uses Twitter to press Republicans on the debt ceiling

Jul 29th 2011, 7:14 PM 929 Views 6 Comments

The US president’s Twitter account is being used to ask followers to urge Republicans to reach a compromise on the debt ceiling.

# deficit - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Apr 26th 2011, 7:49 PM 1,516 Views 0 Comments

Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.

Ireland has largest government deficit in the EU
# Deficit
# Deficit

Ireland has largest government deficit in the EU

Apr 26th 2011, 12:03 PM 1,255 Views 0 Comments

We’ve managed to beat fellow bailout recipients Greece and Portugal for government deficit in percentage of GDP.

# deficit - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
Live Apr 12th 2011, 8:06 PM

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Irish government will miss deficit targets for 2011: IMF
Live Apr 12th 2011, 5:12 PM

Irish government will miss deficit targets for 2011: IMF

# deficit - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

Two questions you must ask your candidates when they knock on your door
# GE11
# GE11

Two questions you must ask your candidates when they knock on your door

Feb 15th 2011, 9:49 AM 30 Views 0 Comments

Economist Ronan Lyons unveils the two questions every voter should ask when the election candidates come calling.

# deficit - Saturday 4 December, 2010

Ireland's deficit will be largest in eurozone for 2010
# Deficit
# Deficit

Ireland's deficit will be largest in eurozone for 2010

Dec 4th 2010, 12:35 PM 396 Views 0 Comments

Figures released by Department of Finance show forecasts for state income and expenditure in 2010 and 2011.

# deficit - Monday 15 November, 2010

Greece takes more heat as its deficit revised upwards
# Greece
# Greece

Greece takes more heat as its deficit revised upwards

Nov 15th 2010, 3:48 PM 168 Views 0 Comments

The Greek prime minister blames German tough talk for forcing economies like Ireland ‘towards bankruptcy’.

# deficit - Thursday 28 October, 2010

Labour lays out proposals for cutting deficit
# Politics
# Politics

Labour lays out proposals for cutting deficit

Oct 28th 2010, 9:13 AM 147 Views 0 Comments

Gilmore suggests raising tax rate for those on €100,000, while Cowen says government’s adjustment plan will rely more on spending cuts than tax increases.

# deficit - Tuesday 26 October, 2010

Government's four-year target raised to €15bn

Government's four-year target raised to €15bn

Oct 26th 2010, 6:00 PM 188 Views 0 Comments

The government says it is “neither credible nor realistic” to delay the budget cuts and tax increases.

# deficit - Monday 13 September, 2010

No Irish Lazarus
# Financial Times
# Financial Times

No Irish Lazarus

Sep 13th 2010, 10:25 AM 1 View 0 Comments

The Financial Times says it’s time to let losses fall on unsecured creditors.

# deficit - Wednesday 14 July, 2010

Irish deficit will be largest in the EU
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

Irish deficit will be largest in the EU

Jul 14th 2010, 9:14 AM 262 Views 0 Comments

The ESRI expects a 20% spending shortfall in 2010.