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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Howlin

All time
# No longer needed
The law allowing the government to cut public sector pay is being scrapped
The section that is being deleted allowed public service employers to take steps that would impact on non-core pay and working hours.
# thinking ahead
Child benefit could be increased by even more than a fiver in Budget 2016
A small increase in child benefit was announced as part of the Budget yesterday.
# budget 2015
200 more gardaí on the way (and money for new cars too)
Frances Fitzgerald says it’s a “breakthrough” budget for her department. Recruitment is set to begin in the next few weeks.
# well - that was...
Does this pretty much sum up the reaction to #Budget2015?
# wardrobe changes
All tie'd up: Howlin faces tough decisions on Budget wardrobe
James Connolly even gave his sartorial advice.
# budget 2015
"Pretty obnoxious" ... That's what Peter McVerry thinks of the plan to cut the top tax rate
Enda Kenny told business leaders last night that the Budget would be a “first step” towards lowering the rate of 52 per cent.
# inbox me
The Briefcase: O'Flynn-v-Blackstone, ghost hotels and South African Sparring partners
This was the week in business
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Everybody’s talking about Gaza protests, pay cut reversals and Irish rugby women marching on.
# Seeya
'We're a normal country now': Brendan Howlin said goodbye to the IMF's man in Dublin today
“I met him to say goodbye to him, he’s leaving next week,” Brendan Howlin said today.
# In the dark
"Social responsibility" reminder for Electric Ireland after street lights blackout
Two more Kildare estates have received letters saying their electricity could be switched off.
# Storm Warning
“We have to do some serious thinking about long-term flood defences” — Howlin
Ministers are discussing measures aimed at helping those affected by the weekend flooding at a Cabinet meeting this morning.
# Irish Water
Howlin says he has 'no role' over paying bonuses at semi-state companies
The government has no role in relation to bonus payments to staff at semi-states below CEO level, Brendan Howlin told the Dáil this morning, saying government expects boards to act responsibly.
# Bailout exit
The reviews are over but we may not leave for "a number of years" --- IMF Mission Chief
Ireland remains on track to exit the bailout following the final review, but the IMF says it has no immediate plans to withdraw its officials from Dublin.
# Budget 2014
Howlin: 'I wish this government hadn't come in when our economy was broken'
Meanwhile, the Tánaiste has said that the Budget cuts announced last week stand.
# Vote of Confidence
Tánaiste and Howlin insist: James Reilly is doing a very good job
The Health Minister has the support of the Cabinet, two senior members insisted this morning.
# Budget 2014
'The Budget will not be easy': Howlin and Noonan's video preview of Budget 2014
Don’t be scared now…
# Labour Pains
'It's not a good poll': Howlin reacts to Labour's 25-year low
“There’s no point in saying anything else,” the Public Expenditure and Reform Minister admitted this morning.
# garda recruitment
20,000 expected to apply for Garda positions
The jobs could be advertised as soon as the end of this month, but it’s not yet known how many will be offered.
# Budget 2014
Howlin: We want to ensure a 'basic threshold of decency' in Budget 2014
Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin has insisted today that the parameters of the budget adjustment in October have not yet been set.
# Protest
Video: Howlin angrily pushes camera away as he is confronted over bank inquiry
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform was confronted by protesters outside the Department of Finance earlier today.
# Croke Park Agreement
Howlin wants to extend Croke Park to 2016 and make extra €1bn savings
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform plans to meet with public sector unions next week.
Noonan and Howlin on the Troika's eighth review of the bailout
Are the Troika still happy with Ireland’s progress? Let’s find out…
# State Assets
Half of proceeds from sale of State assets can be used for jobs - Howlin
The Public Expenditure and Reform Minister said that negotiations with the Troika had yielded such an agreement with the other half of the money being leveraged for further stimulus measures.
# Howlin
Minister for Public Expenditure spent €47 on toilet sign in €47,000 office makeover
A report in today’s Sunday Times shows a breakdown of the cost of refurbishing Brendan Howlin’s offices.