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# exchequer - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Two oil laundering plants uncovered in Louth raid

Revenue said the illegal laundries represented a possible loss to the Exchequer of €8 million a year.

# exchequer - Thursday 3 January, 2013

The Evening with added spuds and eggs

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

Exchequer deficit reduced by €10bn in 2012 to €14.9bn

VAT and corporation tax recorded surpluses, while income tax and excise duties recorded shortfalls.

# exchequer - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Exchequer returns: Government's tax take 0.5 per cent below target

The Department of Finance has released the last exchequer returns before tomorrow’s Budget with income tax take for November 12 per cent below target.

# exchequer - Friday 30 November, 2012

Budget 2013: Children's groups hit out at likely €10 cut to child benefit

Various reports indicate that child benefit will be cut from €140 to €130 per child in next week’s Budget.

# exchequer - Friday 2 November, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Mr Burns endorsing Romney

Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# exchequer - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Department defends underspend as unemployment stays at 14.8 per cent

The Department of Jobs has said that its performance must relate to services delivered and not money spent as figures show it underspent by €85 million in the first three quarters of 2012.

# exchequer - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Exchequer returns show tax take up but deficit at over €11bn

Spending at the Departments of Health and Social Protection were more than expected, according to the latest figures from the Department of Finance.

# exchequer - Friday 28 September, 2012

Over €4.1m in pensions paid to former ministers last year

Most current government ministers entitled to pensions from previous ministerial posts surrendered them last year but Finance Minister Michael Noonan didn’t. Bertie Ahern handed back some of his annual pension.

# exchequer - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Senator calls for crackdown on €250m-a-year illegal cigarette market

Catherine Noone says tough new measures are needed to tackle the illegal sale of cigarettes in Ireland.

# exchequer - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

So far in takes €500 million ahead of target

Three of the ‘big four’ categories – corporation, income and VAT – are performing strongly.

# exchequer - Friday 29 June, 2012

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700,000 cigarettes seized by Dublin Airport customs officers

The cigarettes, which were seized in three separate operations this week, had an estimated retail value of over €315,000.

# exchequer - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Tax revenues ahead of target in first five months of 2012

The Department of Finance said that the increases marked “an encouraging performance” in the first five months of the year.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# exchequer - Saturday 7 April, 2012

Skodas, jets and the Lotto: the week in statistics

Our weekly wrap-up of the numbers that defined the week, like: how much did our 12 MEPs take in donations last year?

# exchequer - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

So far...2012 tax take ahead of target

Tax revenues of €8.72 billion are over 10 per cent ahead of end-March profiles with increases in income, corporation and VAT intakes.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

# exchequer - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

Oil laundering plant discovered in Cavan

Gardaí and Revenue officers uncovered the plant this evening and said it had the capacity to launder around ten million litres of fuel per year.

# exchequer - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Quarter of a million Irish fail to seek help for debilitating back pain - survey

With 80 per cent of those suffering nerve-related back pain aged under 50, chronic pain is thought to be significantly impacting people’s personal and professional lives.

# exchequer - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Man arrested over Dublin Airport cigarette seizure

Customs officials seized more than 27,000 cigarettes from the baggage of a British national in Dublin Airport today.

# exchequer - Friday 3 February, 2012

More than 125,000 cigarettes seized in Cork

The cigarettes and tobacco seized in a series of raids were worth more than €80,000.

# exchequer - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Plastic bag levy on way to Northern Ireland

A similar – but more expensive – levy has been in place in the Republic of Ireland since 2002.

# exchequer - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Government's 2011 tax income misses Budget target by 2.5 per cent

New data published by the Department of Finance show that income tax, VAT and corporation tax were all lower than expected.

# exchequer - Friday 23 December, 2011

Property tax will raise around €500m - Taoiseach

Enda Kenny has also indicated that the proposed graduated tax could be collected by local authorities instead of central government.

# exchequer - Friday 2 December, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Friday

Catch upon the day’s biggest stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# exchequer - Saturday 19 November, 2011

Over 140,000 cigarettes seized at Dublin Airport

Revenue’s Custom Service searched 23 passengers from the same flight at Dublin Airport last night.

# exchequer - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Publicans make demands to Government after protest

The pub industry says it is haemorrhaging jobs and has called for urgent action after it suffered its worst October in over 20 years.

# exchequer - Monday 14 November, 2011

Cigarette sales fall by 10 per cent

Meanwhile consumption of cheaper rolled tobacco has increased dramatically.

# exchequer - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Tax intake €2 billion higher than last year but still behind target

New figures from the Exchequer also show its deficit has blown up to €22.2 billion due to payments made to recapitalise Irish banks.

# exchequer - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In tonight’s Fix: All the latest from #Aras11 ahead of tonight’s debate; why the Universal Social Charge has been good for the government; and has Robbie Williams left Take That?

New social charge helps push income tax earnings up by a quarter

Exchequer figures show we’re collectively paying 25 per cent more in income tax since last year.

# exchequer - Friday 2 September, 2011

Tax take ahead of target

New figures from the Department of Finance show that Exchequer returns are 1 per cent ahead of government targets – but VAT is showing a shortfall for the third month.

# exchequer - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Cigarettes seized at Dublin Airport

Customs officers have seized 10,000 illegal cigarettes worth over €4,000 at Dublin Airport.

# exchequer - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Fatal shooting in Cork, pleas to release a seriously ill man from prison in the North, and Hugh Hefner, what a plank! It’s Wednesday’s Daily Fix.

# exchequer - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# exchequer - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

Galway Airport begs government to reverse funding cuts

The airport says it needs a €1.2m grant to stay in businesses – and still hopes the government will save the day.

# exchequer - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Galway airport facing closure due to funding cut

180 jobs could be lost if Galway airport shuts down in the wake of funding cuts. Its managing director says the decision is based on a “flawed report”.

# exchequer - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Noonan promises good news in today’s Exchequer figures; two barmen go on trial for the manslaughter of a customer who drank himself to death and why using the word ‘pet’ is insulting to your family moggy, er, animal companion.

"So far so good" for exchequer figures, Noonan says

The Minister for Finance says figures being published today will show the economy as being “better than on track”.

# exchequer - Monday 4 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

Our daily guide to the news of the day, and with a few other bits and pieces you might have missed.