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# expenditure - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Fiscal Council says Ireland is still vulnerable and warns against extra Budget spending

The council said any additional initiatives should be funded by tax increases or a re-allocation of spending.

# expenditure - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Where does your money go? New website gives detailed breakdown of government spending

The website allows users to chart the money being used by various Government departments and to service public debt.

# expenditure - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

The government is reversing that €12 million cut to the mental health budget

The government is revising its spending upwards. €40 million will also go to the guards.

# expenditure - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

The average Irish person will spend almost €600 this Christmas

According to a Christmas spending survey. And we all think we’re worse off than last year. Mind you, last year we felt the same way…

# expenditure - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

The terrible weather in July didn't stop people going on nights out

People have been spending more money on clothes and shoes too…

# expenditure - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Here's how much the Taoiseach's department has spent on photography since 2002

But first, let me take a selfie (to cut down on further professional photography costs).

# expenditure - Friday 10 October, 2014

What would the Greens do in Government? ... Build, build, build

Eamon Ryan’s weighing in with his proposals, ahead of next Tuesday’s Budget announcement.

# expenditure - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Tax increases and expenditure reductions of €2.1bn won't be necessary - Howlin

He said that the government are not in the giving back phase just yet.

# expenditure - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

The exchequer tax take is €500 million ahead of target

Despite the positive overall picture, overspend in the Department of Health is still proving a drag on State finances.

# expenditure - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Five counties received less than 1% of Enterprise Ireland funding last year

They received €2,769,721 out of a total of almost €90 million

# expenditure - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Over 50s' income did not fall during the recession - ESRI

The think tank say research shows that, although the wealth of over 50s declined, overall income, health and well-being did not.

# expenditure - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Reilly: Universal health insurance will not put the state's finances at risk

The Minister for Health also said the system will “end the unfair two-tier health system we currently have.”

# expenditure - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Gross total expenditure for public service to amount to €53bn for 2014

Revised estimates are required to be published before the end of 2013.

# expenditure - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Mortalities due to cancer, heart disease significantly down in last decade

Life expectancy in Ireland has also increased by a full four years since 2000 to reach 80.6 today, over the OECD average, according to a report published today.

# expenditure - Saturday 12 October, 2013

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

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.

# expenditure - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Alcohol sales are up, but clothing sales are down

Spending on alcoholic beverages accounted for 7.7 per cent of all spending in Ireland last year.

# expenditure - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Taoiseach's office spent €50k on courses for staff last year

Figures released by the department show that 269 staff were sent for additional training by the department in the 2012/2013 academic year.

# expenditure - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Deficit stands at €3.7 billion in latest exchequer returns

Tax revenue was ahead of target by €47 million with corporation tax surpassing its target by €147 million.

# expenditure - Thursday 21 March, 2013

RTÉ corrects reports that it spent €360,000 on taxi fares

The public broadcaster actually only spent €269,298 on taxis last year, it says…

# expenditure - Thursday 31 January, 2013

ESRI predicts economic growth and fall in unemployment in 2013

The ESRI said the driving force behind the reduction in unemployment is ongoing net emigration.

# expenditure - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Irish Aid expenditure in Mozambique to be examined

A delegation from the Committee of Public Accounts will travel there against a backdrop of revelations that Irish Aid funds in Uganda were misappropriated.

# expenditure - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Households spend more on housing than food for first time ever

Figures from the CSO also revealed people are spending less on tobacco and alcohol and drinking more at home.

# expenditure - 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.

# expenditure - Friday 28 September, 2012

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

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

# expenditure - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Ireland spent €25 billion more than it took in last year

The annual report from the Comptroller & Auditor General says State spending reached an all-time high in 2011.

# expenditure - Monday 24 September, 2012

Embassy expenditure down almost €1.6m last year

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore also said the decision to close the Vatican embassy will not be reversed in the immediate term.

# expenditure - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Irish judges' salaries are second highest in Europe

A recent report showed the average judge earned a gross salary of €147,961 in 2010.

# expenditure - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Over €750,000 spent on prison sports equipment in 2010, 2011

Figures released by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter show more than €80,000 was spent by Irish prisons on footballs over the last two years.

# expenditure - 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.

# expenditure - Saturday 23 June, 2012

The EU's most expensive place for cigarettes and alcohol last year? Ireland

Ireland ranked overall as the fifth most expensive place for consumer goods and services last year.

# expenditure - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Average weekly household expenditure in Ireland is... €810

New figures from the CSO show that households are now spending more of their income on housing than on food.

# expenditure - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Here’s how the government has spent over €104k on photography

Figures revealed this week detail how over €104,000 has been spent by the government on photography since it took office.

# expenditure - Monday 13 February, 2012

'This is not about class warfare' Obama unveils $3.8tn dollar US budget US

'This is not about class warfare' Obama unveils $3.8tn dollar US budget

The budget for 2013 aims to to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next ten years.

# expenditure - Sunday 11 December, 2011

Open thread: what are your best money-saving tips?

Now that we know what’s in Budget 2012, we want you to share your best cash-scrimping advice with’s readers…

# expenditure - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

In pictures: Day 2 of Budget 2012 Budget 2012 This post contains images

In pictures: Day 2 of Budget 2012

How the day has unfolded in pictures…

# expenditure - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Readers' Panel: What are you expecting from the Budget?

We spoke to a wide range of readers about their hopes and fears for this week’s Budget. Here’s what they had to say.

# expenditure - Saturday 3 December, 2011

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

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

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…

# expenditure - Saturday 26 November, 2011

Budget to be announced over two days

The Budget for next year will be unveiled by Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan on the 5 and 6 December.

# expenditure - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Capital spending cuts to be unveiled today

Several major projects are expected to be set aside as €750million is cut from the Government’s capital budget.

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