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#Four Year Plan

# four-year-plan - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Income tax increases ‘not ruled out’ for December budget – Noonan

Michael Noonan tells the Dáil that the prospect of increasing income taxes for the first time in years isn’t off the table.

# four-year-plan - Sunday 24 April, 2011

Government spending plans may be affected by shortfalls found in four-year plan

The minister for social protection Joan Burton has accused the previous government of not being “upfront” about how savings were going to be made.

# four-year-plan - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

Hundreds of teachers face chop under Department orders

The Department of Education tells principals that temporary jobs – many of which are already filled – will be reassigned.

# four-year-plan - Thursday 3 February, 2011

Jobs and economy to top today's election agenda

Fianna Fáil, Labour and Sinn Féin will talk economic policy today, after Fine Gael yesterday unveiled its five-point plan.

# four-year-plan - Monday 31 January, 2011

Central Bank hauls back economic growth forecasts

Three months ago the Central Bank thought the economy would grow by 2.4 per cent in 2011 – now it’s just 1 per cent.

# four-year-plan - Wednesday 15 December, 2010

New Bill allows for massive State intervention in banks

The government will be allowed to appoint new managers, sack directors, and stop future bonuses under a new Bill.

# four-year-plan - Tuesday 7 December, 2010

Child benefit fears ahead of devastating Budget cuts

Brian Lenihan expected to set out the harshest budget in the country’s history this afternoon.

# four-year-plan - Tuesday 30 November, 2010

MEPs argue over Ireland's corporate tax rate

Group of MEPs are pushing for Ireland to double the rate to 25%. Gay Mitchell calls on fellow MEPs to show sensitivity to a country facing serious cutbacks.

# four-year-plan - Friday 26 November, 2010

Further coalition fallout over cut to minimum wage

Mary Coughlan says the €1/hr cut to the minimum wage was the government’s own choice – contradicting John Gormley.

# four-year-plan - Thursday 25 November, 2010

Minister will make jobseekers work for dole Work For Welfare

Minister will make jobseekers work for dole

Éamon Ó Cuív says that people who refuse community work or training courses will see their benefits cut from next year.

What’s changing and when? A breakdown of the four year plan

A timeline of the government’s four year plan.

9 at 9: Thursday

The Four Year Plan comes to the Dáil, the state considers a second bad bank, and North Korea finds an unlikely ally.

# four-year-plan - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

We're halfway through corrections since 2008, says Cowen

Taoiseach discusses the government’s four year plan, and dismisses Fianna Fáil TD Sean Power’s claims he will step down before next general election.

MEPs table motion demanding 25% Irish corporate tax Corporation Tax

MEPs table motion demanding 25% Irish corporate tax

A group of MEPs from Green and Socialist groupings propose a motion hoping to double the 12.5% tax rate.

Brian Lenihan: Europe hasn't forced us into anything

Minister for Finance refuses to EU/IMF negotiation tactics, and says the salaries of TDs and ministers correspond with those of other small countries.

Brussels will allow new government to scrap plan - Kenny

Fine Gael says it has received confirmation from the European Commission that it is not bound by the Four Year Plan.

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

American businesses welcome safety of 12.5% corporate tax

The American Chamber of Commerce says the commitment not to raise corporate tax will encourage investment.

Trade Unions slam minimum wage cut and tax hikes

The Mandate trade union blasts the “double whammy” of cutting wages for the worst off, while also taxing them.

Will Ireland be better off after the Four Year Plan? Your Say This post contains a poll

Will Ireland be better off after the Four Year Plan?

The government’s budgetary strategy will either set the country straight, or cripple economic development. Which is it?

Four year plan includes tax hikes, VAT increase and huge spending cuts Four Year Plan

Four year plan includes tax hikes, VAT increase and huge spending cuts

The four year plan is here – and it’s not going to be pretty. Social welfare will be savaged, with big income tax hikes.

Why the Irish budget plan has no chance of working

Business Insider’s Joe Wiesenthal isn’t impressed – cutting that much couldn’t possibly grow the economy…

Government announces new "site value tax" from 2012

Four year plan unveils property tax will which apply to some 1.8m households.

# four-year-plan - Friday 5 November, 2010

Release of four-year budget plan pushed back

Government won’t reveal details of overall €15bn adjustment until closer to December Budget.