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# two-pack - Monday 14 October, 2013

Here's why this year's Budget is being held in October

It’s all about the ‘two-pack’…

# two-pack - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

EU will inspect Ireland’s finances for decades after bailout, under new rules

The ‘two-pack’ also means the Budget will have to be submitted to Brussels for its approval every October from now on.

# two-pack - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Deal reached on EU rules that could see Budgets in October

The European Commission, Council and Parliament have reached a deal on introducing rules requiring early submissions of Budgets.

# two-pack - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Ministers say December Budgets could be a thing of the past

Brendan Howlin says bringing Ireland into line with European moves could see Budgets in October, with two months of debate.