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#Public Spending

# public-spending - Monday 8 February, 2016

Tax cuts vs public spending: Where do you want to see money go?
# Cash
# Cash

Tax cuts vs public spending: Where do you want to see money go?

Feb 8th 2016, 11:00 PM 12,850 Views 93 Comments

A new poll shows a division in public opinion on the topic.

# public-spending - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Right2Water wants to scrap water charges and hike spending by €9.4bn. Here's how it will pay for it:
# Sprung A Leak
# Sprung A Leak

Right2Water wants to scrap water charges and hike spending by €9.4bn. Here's how it will pay for it:

Jun 13th 2015, 8:15 AM 22,720 Views 174 Comments

They’ve put together a shopping list of demands for any new government.

# public-spending - Friday 12 July, 2013

Column: Austerity isn't working – so what alternatives exist for October's Budget?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Austerity isn't working – so what alternatives exist for October's Budget?

Jul 12th 2013, 7:00 AM 106 Views 73 Comments

Despite the growing number of voices criticising austerity as a method to meet deficit targets, the government has indicated there is more to come. This situation can’t continue, writes Rory Hearne.

# public-spending - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

HSE defends €300,000 autism spend in Reilly's political area
# Cronyism
# Cronyism

HSE defends €300,000 autism spend in Reilly's political area

Jun 25th 2013, 11:56 AM 5,267 Views 23 Comments

Róisín Shortall has called for an end to ‘potential cronyism and secret decision-making around public spending’.

# public-spending - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

This is the moment the Greek version of RTÉ went off-air
# Shut Down
# Shut Down

This is the moment the Greek version of RTÉ went off-air

Jun 12th 2013, 8:54 AM 15,062 Views 73 Comments

The Greek government has shut down state broadcaster ERT’s TV and radio stations, with the loss of nearly 3,000 jobs, in order to save money.

# public-spending - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Welfare, health and transport cuts confirmed in revised Budget figures
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Welfare, health and transport cuts confirmed in revised Budget figures

Apr 18th 2013, 11:03 AM 13,284 Views 141 Comments

The government’s revised estimates for public spending in 2012 affirm where the State plans to send its money this year.

# public-spending - Monday 1 October, 2012

Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland

Oct 1st 2012, 5:25 PM 15,658 Views 111 Comments

Social Justice Ireland that a €3.5bn budget adjustment can be achieved without cutting social welfare or child benefit.

# public-spending - Thursday 30 August, 2012

HSE's €130m spending cut 'will be vigorously opposed'
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

HSE's €130m spending cut 'will be vigorously opposed'

Aug 30th 2012, 9:31 PM 5,927 Views 35 Comments

Health service says cuts have to be made before the end of this year if it is to meet budget targets set down by the government and Troika.

# public-spending - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Column: Forget about our ‘economic sovereignty’ – let’s look at what matters
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Forget about our ‘economic sovereignty’ – let’s look at what matters

Aug 22nd 2012, 7:15 AM 62 Views 61 Comments

Fears over ceding our sovereignty are misplaced – people do it all the time, writes Ronan Lyons. Here’s what we should be focusing on instead.

# public-spending - Monday 25 June, 2012

France 'needs up to €10bn to plug public deficit', says finance minister
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

France 'needs up to €10bn to plug public deficit', says finance minister

Jun 25th 2012, 8:53 AM 2,031 Views 12 Comments

The French finance minister says that his country is looking for between €7bn and €10bn.

# public-spending - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Column: Spending public money - where's the master plan?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Spending public money - where's the master plan?

Apr 17th 2012, 7:15 AM 21 Views 104 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson has an idea to sort out the State coffers – get a bunch of hard-nosed business people to assess the waste and root out value for money.

# public-spending - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Column: Why should our government have the right to hide from its citizens?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why should our government have the right to hide from its citizens?

Jan 31st 2012, 7:30 AM 833 Views 25 Comments

Our leaders are spending our money in our names, writes Aaron McKenna – so why won’t they let us know how?

# public-spending - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Slideshow: Today's Budget 2012 front pages
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Slideshow: Today's Budget 2012 front pages

Dec 7th 2011, 11:01 AM 1,695 Views 1 Comment

From boosting the property market to fuel tax and VAT increases, check out what the front pages have to say about the Budget this morning.

# public-spending - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

As it happened: Budget 2012 liveblog
Live Dec 6th 2011, 7:09 PM

As it happened: Budget 2012 liveblog

Here’s Michael Noonan’s Budget 2012 speech… as a word cloud
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Here’s Michael Noonan’s Budget 2012 speech… as a word cloud

Dec 6th 2011, 4:42 PM 1,970 Views 6 Comments

A pictorial representation of Michael Noonan’s Budget 2012 speech, as delivered to Dáil Éireann this afternoon.

In full: Michael Noonan's Budget speech to the Dáil
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

In full: Michael Noonan's Budget speech to the Dáil

Dec 6th 2011, 4:34 PM 3,166 Views 7 Comments

The full text, as prepared in advance, of Michael Noonan’s Budget 2012 speech to the Dáil delivered this afternoon.

# public-spending - Monday 5 December, 2011

Column: This Budget will cut 15,000 jobs from our economy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: This Budget will cut 15,000 jobs from our economy

Dec 5th 2011, 8:30 PM 11 Views 27 Comments

Enda Kenny called it a ‘Budget for jobs’ – but the very opposite is the truth. We can expect dole lines to lengthen, writes Michael Taft.

Budget 2012 (pt 1): the main points of Brendan Howlin’s announcement
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Budget 2012 (pt 1): the main points of Brendan Howlin’s announcement

Dec 5th 2011, 3:30 PM 13,432 Views 71 Comments

Part one of Budget 2012 has been delivered by Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin, here’s what we’ve found out today.

# public-spending - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Child benefit cuts will target families with three or more children only
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Child benefit cuts will target families with three or more children only

Dec 4th 2011, 10:57 AM 4,768 Views 81 Comments

The cut will not apply to all child benefit payments – only those for third and subsequent children, according to reports today.

Readers' Panel: What are you expecting from the Budget?
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

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

Dec 4th 2011, 10:00 AM 3,136 Views 32 Comments

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

# public-spending - Saturday 19 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Nov 19th 2011, 7:55 PM 5,514 Views 7 Comments

Catch up on the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# public-spending - Sunday 13 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Nov 13th 2011, 7:39 PM 2,736 Views 0 Comments

Catch up on the day’s main stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Budget 2012: The cuts (and petitions) outlined so far…
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Budget 2012: The cuts (and petitions) outlined so far…

Nov 13th 2011, 3:04 PM 4,338 Views 54 Comments

Property charges, VAT increases and One Parent Family payments: Looking ahead to some of what may feature in next month’s Budget 2012 announcement.

# public-spending - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

ESRI report warns of effect of 'optimism bias' on value of infrastructure projects
# Optimism Bias
# Optimism Bias

ESRI report warns of effect of 'optimism bias' on value of infrastructure projects

Nov 9th 2011, 7:15 AM 432 Views 5 Comments

A new study from the ESRI says that rail projects typically overestimate their projected passenger levels, while road projects underestimate their traffic growth.

# public-spending - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Taoiseach defends apparent U-turn on advisers’ salary cap
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

Taoiseach defends apparent U-turn on advisers’ salary cap

Oct 4th 2011, 4:58 PM 1,200 Views 27 Comments

Gerry Adams accuses Enda Kenny of breaching his own promise about the extent of pay for special advisers.

# public-spending - Monday 12 September, 2011

Gilmore: ECB official's comments are annoying and unhelpful
# Budget
# Budget

Gilmore: ECB official's comments are annoying and unhelpful

Sep 12th 2011, 7:43 PM 593 Views 28 Comments

An ECB economist suggested Irish public sector pay should be cut. The Tánaiste wasn’t impressed.

# public-spending - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Find 20 per cent in government spending cuts, ministers ordered
# Public Spending
# Public Spending

Find 20 per cent in government spending cuts, ministers ordered

Aug 25th 2011, 11:04 AM 905 Views 23 Comments

Minister Brendan Howlin has asked his cabinet colleagues to submit far-reaching plans to slash spending.

# public-spending - Saturday 30 July, 2011

Govt to slash public spending, lower tax bands in December budget
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Govt to slash public spending, lower tax bands in December budget

Jul 30th 2011, 1:34 PM 870 Views 23 Comments

The Government has revealed some of the hard-hitting measures it will take in the December Budget and it makes tough reading for some.

# public-spending - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

Chiefs of Bord Gáis, ESB and An Post still won’t say they will take pay cut
# Executive Pay
# Executive Pay

Chiefs of Bord Gáis, ESB and An Post still won’t say they will take pay cut

Jul 27th 2011, 8:30 PM 871 Views 18 Comments

Pat Rabbitte asked the heads of the three semi-States under his remit to accept voluntary pay cap of €250,000 a month ago – they still haven’t given him an answer.

# public-spending - Sunday 3 July, 2011

Expect further public spending cuts, says Gilmore
# Cuts
# Cuts

Expect further public spending cuts, says Gilmore

Jul 3rd 2011, 10:25 AM 461 Views 11 Comments

Tánaiste warns further cutbacks are necessary, as government departments reportedly warned of losing up to 15 per cent of their budgets.

# public-spending - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Ireland has largest government deficit in the EU
# Deficit
# Deficit

Ireland has largest government deficit in the EU

Apr 26th 2011, 12:03 PM 1,252 Views 0 Comments

We’ve managed to beat fellow bailout recipients Greece and Portugal for government deficit in percentage of GDP.

# public-spending - Thursday 14 April, 2011

US budget passes crucial vote
Live Apr 14th 2011, 9:24 PM

US budget passes crucial vote

# public-spending - Saturday 4 December, 2010

Ireland's deficit will be largest in eurozone for 2010
# Deficit
# Deficit

Ireland's deficit will be largest in eurozone for 2010

Dec 4th 2010, 12:35 PM 396 Views 0 Comments

Figures released by Department of Finance show forecasts for state income and expenditure in 2010 and 2011.

# public-spending - Thursday 2 September, 2010

Ireland unlikely to dodge out on debt, says IMF
# Debt
# Debt

Ireland unlikely to dodge out on debt, says IMF

Sep 2nd 2010, 4:14 PM 220 Views 0 Comments

But we’re not out of the woods yet.

# public-spending - Saturday 28 August, 2010

ECB urges spending cuts
# European Economy
# European Economy

ECB urges spending cuts

Aug 28th 2010, 10:33 AM 243 Views 0 Comments

Slashing spending and public sector pay is the only way to recovery, says Jean Claude Trichet.