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# pre-budget - Monday 7 September, 2015

Ireland on course to be the fattest country in Europe by 2030

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) is calling for tougher control on tobacco, obesity and alcohol.

# pre-budget - Friday 10 October, 2014

Micheál's leadership "a non issue" say Fianna Fáil's three wise men

The party had some Budget plans to reveal today, but — inevitably — they were also faced with a raft of questions on this week’s rotten poll showing.

Not neutral: Fianna Fáíl say they'd bring in €361 million in new tax measures

The party’s proposing an overall adjustment of €220 million in next week’s Budget.

# pre-budget - Monday 22 September, 2014

Government advisors warn Noonan: We need another tough Budget

The Finance Minister has said we can expect a largely neutral Budget. He’s being told it should be ‘prudent’ and ‘disciplined’.

# pre-budget - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

We're worth €4 billion and we want action on water charges & respite payments --- Carers

Carers provide services worth the equivalent of one third of the annual cost of the HSE, they say. Here’s what they want to happen in this October’s Budget…

# pre-budget - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Up for debate: What sort of Ireland do we want?

St Vincent de Paul wants the Government to lead the debate on this question.

# pre-budget - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Government called on to address housing shortage in Budget 2014

Threshold has said that up to 30,000 new houses need to be constructed annually to meet demand.

# pre-budget - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Charities call for 60 cent Budget hike in cigarette prices

The pre-Budget call from the Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Heart Foundation is aimed at tackling the “enormous economic cost of smoking-related illness”.

# pre-budget - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Column: Pre-Budget politics - lies, damned lies and a gullible public

The campaign to pummel the public into submission with ‘strategic’ pre-Budget scaremongering has begun in earnest – and the media is lapping it up, writes Paul Allen.

# pre-budget - Friday 30 November, 2012

Alcohol tax hikes 'would put independent off-licences out of business overnight'

The National Off-Licence Association said it is strongly opposed to pre-Budget calls for tax hikes. The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) and Licensed Vintners’ Association (LVA) have proposed a ‘Lid Levy’.