# budget-2012 - Thursday 15 December, 2011
A group representing landlords said its members would be forced to pass on the charge to tenants as TDs today outlined their reasons for not paying.
Socialists and others have outlined a campaign where they will urge 1.6 million households not to register for the charge.
# budget-2012 - Wednesday 14 December, 2011
A whole new layer of bureaucracy is part of the Government’s fiscal plan, writes Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming.
# budget-2012 - Tuesday 13 December, 2011
Over the weekend we asked you for your best tips on saving money over the coming year. Here’s a round-up of your top tips…
Moody’s says that the fragility of the state’s economic recovery coupled with recent eurozone pressures mean growth won’t hit the govt target for 2012.
# budget-2012 - Monday 12 December, 2011
The teachers’ union has said that disadvantaged schools will lose hundreds of teaching posts – which will instead be reallocated to schools in better off areas.
# budget-2012 - Sunday 11 December, 2011
Now that we know what’s in Budget 2012, we want you to share your best cash-scrimping advice with TheJournal.ie’s readers…
Government ministers were falling over themselves in June to tell us that a VAT reduction for the hospitality sector would create jobs – so what do they reckon a VAT increase to 23 per cent elsewhere will do?
# budget-2012 - Saturday 10 December, 2011
Joan Burton said that schemes which “provide value for money” do not have “anything to fear” from the review.
# budget-2012 - Friday 9 December, 2011
This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland reflects on the needy and vulnerable of Ireland, including members of Government who now have to subsist on only several thousand euro a week…
# budget-2012 - Thursday 8 December, 2011
One of the dissolved businesses had been established just over 50 years ago…
Michael Geoghegan is the former CEO of HSBC and will be the chair of the NAMA advisory group set up by the Minister for Finance earlier this week.
Katherine Zappone has questioned ‘external pressure’ on the Government’s choice of cuts while Jillian van Turnhout says it was not a child-friendly document.
Independent Senator Katherine Zappone argues that the Government succumbed to external pressure to put the requirements of the troika over greater collective recovery and sustainability.
Do you agree with the Government’s plans to boost mortgage interest relief? Let us know…
Finance Minister Michael Noonan has introduced changes to the mortgage interest relief available to buyers and home owners as part of next year’s Budget – but what does it mean?
At their winter meeting, the Irish Bishops’ Conference welcomes the U-turn on disability benefit – but remain concerned.
# budget-2012 - Wednesday 7 December, 2011
In a statement, the Catholic bishops said: “A state’s foreign policy should include respect for the spiritual values of its citizens”.
The VAT increase, the Household Charge, cigarettes and alcohol – get all of the main points of Budget 2012 in two rather nifty infographics.
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.
Enda Kenny says the proposal to cut disability benefit for young people by up to €111 per week will be reviewed.
We have a quick look at the measures approved by the Dáil last night, and check which ones have come into effect already.
There was plenty at stake in the austere Budget presented by Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan over the past two days. This slideshow will fill you in…
Do you feel more down in the dumps after Budget 2012 – or do you feel more relieved than you expected to? Tell us in our sentiment poll this morning…
How is the Budget going to affect readers? We’ve asked a broad selection of readers what they think about the news from the past two days to find out.
# budget-2012 - Tuesday 6 December, 2011
Today, the buzzwords are financial sovereignty. Exactly 90 years ago today, this treaty led to bitter war over Irish sovereignty.
Ann Hughes had been concerned that Carer’s Allowance would be cut. The government left it alone – but there were other changes which will still affect her.
John, a father of five, says he’ll be hit hard by road tax and the cut in child benefit – and says that not enough is being done to support entrepreneurs.
Glyn Carragher is relieved that unemployment benefit hasn’t been cut – but is worried that the Government has taken no action on job creation.
Budget 2012 has brought a €250 registration fee increase for third-level students, cut student grants by 3 per cent, and cut maintenance payments for new postgrad entrants.
Budget 2012 has seen cuts to child benefit for third and fourth children, changes to motor tax, and changes to the Universal Social Charge.
Budget 2012 has seen an increase of 2 percentage points in VAT and an increase in tax on fuel.
Various lobby and protest groups held demonstrations in Dublin today, to coincide with the Budget announcements. Here’s a sample.
Con Traas owns a small business in south Tipperary and is concerned about the effect of the rise in VAT rate.
Wondering how much your car will cost you next year? Read on for the full extent of tax and fuel hikes…
The government formally abandons legislation to abolish upward-only rent reviews, citing conflicts with the Constitution.