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# budget-2015 - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton heckled at trade union meeting on homelessness Impact

Joan Burton heckled at trade union meeting on homelessness

The meeting today also heard from Fr Peter McVerry and focused on practical solutions to the homelessness crisis.

# budget-2015 - Thursday 18 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Doctors are leaving the country and patient safety is being compromised’ Poor Health

# budget-2015 - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘I wouldn’t dare do such a thing’: After Enda’s scolding, Leo isn’t talking about the Budget this week Budget 2015

‘I wouldn’t dare do such a thing’: After Enda’s scolding, Leo isn’t talking about the Budget this week

The Health Minister was remaining tight-lipped about the Budget this morning.

Irish consumers not so happy, but thanks for asking

Latest customer sentiment survey down last month after hitting a seven-year high in July.

From TheJournal.ie We need to get ready for “one last gasp of austerity” in 2015 — economist Water Charges

We need to get ready for “one last gasp of austerity” in 2015 — economist

The quarterly water charge set to hit households from January will effectively “suck” money out of the system, economist Tom McDonnell says.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton: ‘Eamon is here and in very good form’

Joan Burton: ‘Eamon is here and in very good form’

There’s no grudge being held, it seems.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘Ireland’s road to recovery depends on whether we’re going to bring everyone with us’ Budget 2015

Column: ‘Ireland’s road to recovery depends on whether we’re going to bring everyone with us’

A job is no longer a guarantee of economic security and women are particularly vulnerable to precarious work and low wages.

# budget-2015 - Thursday 11 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Leo: “I don’t mind being slapped down or scolded. I’m a big boy.” Fine Gael Think-In

Leo: “I don’t mind being slapped down or scolded. I’m a big boy.”

The Health Minister has been on the receiving end of a rebuke from the Taoiseach in recent days.

Estate agents to Government: Don’t ‘reinflate the housing bubble’

Savills say that the mortgage guarantee scheme could do just that.

# budget-2015 - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “Boom and bust” cycle at an end, hopefully — Howlin Budget 2015

“Boom and bust” cycle at an end, hopefully — Howlin

This morning’s Cabinet meeting could be a tense one after Leo Varadkar’s comments yesterday about the Budget…

# budget-2015 - Monday 8 September, 2014

Let’s bring in tax cuts worth €400 million, says business group

The ‘fear factor’ that that has long gripped consumers is now easing, says IBEC. The business group says the time is right to bring in a raft of tax cuts.

# budget-2015 - Sunday 7 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Is attracting more foreign companies to Ireland really a recipe for growth? Quick Fix This post contains a poll

Is attracting more foreign companies to Ireland really a recipe for growth?

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at the benefits and pitfalls of foreign direct investment.

# budget-2015 - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Aaron McKenna: There’s only one sensible thing to do in this budget – cut taxes

For the first time in a long time, we’ll have some room in this budget to play around with spending hikes or tax cuts. USC should the first to go.

# budget-2015 - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Tax increases and expenditure reductions of €2.1bn won’t be necessary – Howlin Budget 2015

Tax increases and expenditure reductions of €2.1bn won’t be necessary – Howlin

He said that the government are not in the giving back phase just yet.

From TheJournal.ie Higher alcohol prices are working – don’t lower excise duty, says charity Budget 2015 This post contains a poll

Higher alcohol prices are working – don’t lower excise duty, says charity

Alcohol Action Ireland is also calling for the introduction of minimum pricing to target binge drinking.

From TheJournal.ie Ministers don’t want to play “fast and loose” with Budget 2015 Not Payback Time

Ministers don’t want to play “fast and loose” with Budget 2015

The Tánaiste said that the economic recovery needs to be cemented.

From TheJournal.ie Guess who’s back?… Golan and Budget top the agenda, as Ministers return from break Summer's Over

Guess who’s back?… Golan and Budget top the agenda, as Ministers return from break

It’s back to the grind for Enda, Joan and their ministers — and there’s some serious work to get through.

# budget-2015 - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Budget cuts could be “significantly less” says Noonan, but don’t leap for joy just yet

The minster says cuts will have to be made, even if they are less than previously thought.

From TheJournal.ie “We’re not in a position to write large cheques”: Enda plays down tax-cut talk No Cheque Please

“We’re not in a position to write large cheques”: Enda plays down tax-cut talk

The Cabinet’s back tomorrow, and the Budget’s in six weeks. But the Taoiseach’s not giving much away…

# budget-2015 - Sunday 31 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Why Ireland is a bit like Padraig Harrington when it comes to being competitive In The Rough

Why Ireland is a bit like Padraig Harrington when it comes to being competitive

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at why Ireland has lost its competitive edge.

# budget-2015 - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie With 48 days to Budget 2015 Fine Gael and Labour are already drawing their battle lines Budget Battle

With 48 days to Budget 2015 Fine Gael and Labour are already drawing their battle lines

Fine Gael is talking tax cuts while Labour is all about wage increases.

# budget-2015 - Monday 25 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you like to see income tax or the USC cut in the next Budget? Payslip This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to see income tax or the USC cut in the next Budget?

Which cut would be more beneficial for you?

Irish restaurants say cutting VAT has created more than 30,000 new jobs

VAT was cut from 13.5% to 9% in July 2011.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Budget 2015 should give money back to consumers’ Budget 2015

‘Budget 2015 should give money back to consumers’

Retail Ireland wants the retail sector to be boosted in October.

# budget-2015 - Sunday 24 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie If 13 cent of every €1 raised in taxes pays down debt what can be done to ease the burden? Budget 2015 This post contains a poll

If 13 cent of every €1 raised in taxes pays down debt what can be done to ease the burden?

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at the issue of Ireland’s ‘unsustainable’ debt.

# budget-2015 - Friday 22 August, 2014

Don’t go beyond €500 million in budget cuts – that’s what Investec are telling the Government

Positive economic trends on nearly every front make for an easier budget.

# budget-2015 - Monday 18 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Talk of closing railway stations “totally premature” Irish Rail

Talk of closing railway stations “totally premature”

A review of rail services is currently underway in anticipation of Budget 2015.

# budget-2015 - Sunday 17 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Postmasters say that moving motor tax to post offices would save €27 million Taxing Issue

Postmasters say that moving motor tax to post offices would save €27 million

The IPU wants the measure introduced in the Budget.

# budget-2015 - Saturday 16 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Why do we pay more VAT on hairdressing than we do on greyhounds? Taxing Matters This post contains a poll

Why do we pay more VAT on hairdressing than we do on greyhounds?

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at the various arguments around lowering the rate of VAT.

# budget-2015 - Saturday 9 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie There are just 66 days until the next Budget so let’s talk about how much we should cut Counting The Days This post contains a poll

There are just 66 days until the next Budget so let’s talk about how much we should cut

€2 billion, €1 billion or should we aim for a neutral budget. Let’s start the debate…

# budget-2015 - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 39 families were made homeless in July in Dublin alone Homelessness

39 families were made homeless in July in Dublin alone

Focus Ireland say that many are losing homes because of the failure of the rent supplement scheme.

# budget-2015 - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

SMEs call for Budget 2015 to focus on competitiveness SME

SMEs call for Budget 2015 to focus on competitiveness

ISME also says keeping the 12.5% corporation tax is essential to the recovery.

# budget-2015 - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “Less cutbacks, less tax increases” needed for Budget 2015 — Noonan Good News

“Less cutbacks, less tax increases” needed for Budget 2015 — Noonan

Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin say we’ll need less of an adjustment than initially thought… But it’s too soon to say how much less.

# budget-2015 - Monday 14 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The next Government will have to hike water charges – ESRI Drip Drip Drip

The next Government will have to hike water charges – ESRI

The light at the end of the tunnel is still “some way off”, Professor John Fitzgerald said this morning.

# budget-2015 - Friday 11 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Economy set to grow 3.3% this year (and we won’t be getting that harsh budget after all) Back In The Black

Economy set to grow 3.3% this year (and we won’t be getting that harsh budget after all)

Merrion Stockbrokers is bullish on the economy, and says that an adjustment of only €1 billion is needed in Budget 2015.

# budget-2015 - Monday 7 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Michael Noonan says that Ibec’s budget sums “are at best a guesstimate” Budget 2015

Michael Noonan says that Ibec’s budget sums “are at best a guesstimate”

The employers’ group says that now is the time to give consumers a break from austerity.

# budget-2015 - Saturday 5 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Should families with teens be given more money to feed them? Growing Pains This post contains a poll

Should families with teens be given more money to feed them?

A food poverty charity has asked Joan Burton to consider ow expensive it is to feed teenagers when drafting the next Budget.

# budget-2015 - Friday 4 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Fingers still crossed’: Joan Burton feeling hopeful about Labour leadership Me Nerves

‘Fingers still crossed’: Joan Burton feeling hopeful about Labour leadership

The new Labour Party leader will be named this afternoon.

# budget-2015 - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie We’re worth €4 billion and we want action on water charges & respite payments — Carers Call To Action

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…

# budget-2015 - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie A senator wants to stop the pre-budget ‘kite flying’. Here’s how… Budget 2015

A senator wants to stop the pre-budget ‘kite flying’. Here’s how…

Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames has proposed legislation that she says would put an end to the usual pre-budget speculation and leaks.

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