THE DAIL has passed legislation which allows the minimum wage to be cut by €1 to €7.65. There were 79 votes in favour of the legislation; and 74 votes against. The Financial Measures Bill also covers the reduction of salaries of the Taoiseach, the Tanaiste and TDs by €14,000, €11,000 and €10,000 respectively. It will also see public service sectors pensions cuts by 12 per cent over €60,000.
# budget-2011 - Today’s News
Is it bad breath? Talking about their ex? We need to know.
# budget-2011 - Friday 21 June, 2013
The TD, elected at a by-election in October 2011 before losing the whip over the Budget two months later, has issued a statement this morning.
# budget-2011 - Wednesday 4 January, 2012
New data published by the Department of Finance show that income tax, VAT and corporation tax were all lower than expected.
# budget-2011 - Thursday 29 December, 2011
2011 may be remembered in future as the year we sorted out the financial crisis – or the year in which it grew beyond our control.
# budget-2011 - Monday 5 December, 2011
It’s that time of year again – so why not ease your Budget anxieties with a round of TheJournal.ie’s Budget Bingo…
# budget-2011 - Sunday 5 June, 2011
New documents published by RTÉ reveal details of the correspondence between the independent Kerry TD and the government prior to last December’s budget as well as earlier this year.
# budget-2011 - Thursday 27 January, 2011
Enquiries to make contact with financial institutions and counselling services saw a hike as workers find a hole in their January pay packet.
# budget-2011 - Tuesday 25 January, 2011
The full text of Michael Lowry’s statement on his opposition to the Finance Bill, which may now fail to survive the Dáil.
# budget-2011 - Friday 21 January, 2011
The Bill also brings deadline for filing self-employed income tax and capital gains tax forward, and specifies cuts to tax relief on third-level fees.
# budget-2011 - Monday 3 January, 2011
Nine things you really need to know this morning: A referendum on scrapping the Seanad, more speculation of a Fianna Fáil heave, and water outages for two more weeks.
# budget-2011 - Monday 27 December, 2010
A ‘final’ cost on Anglo Irish Bank, scorn for Conor Lenihan, and questions over Brian Cowen’s Morning Ireland performance.
# budget-2011 - Sunday 12 December, 2010
Nine things you really, really need to know by 9am: Gerry Ryan’s open secret, Fine Gael’s bailout fallout, and some cranky phone calls for the Cabinet.
# budget-2011 - Friday 10 December, 2010
Nine things you really, really need to know by 9am: Bank bonuses to be taxed at 90 per cent, the family of a brain injured man who was savagely beaten by a man who was out on bail speak out, and Dublin zoo needs you.
Bill which sees minimum wage cut by a euro, reduces the salaries of the Taoiseach and ministers, and reduces public service pensions is expected to pass Dáil vote today.
# budget-2011 - Thursday 9 December, 2010
Bank bailed out by taxpayers says it is contractually obliged to pay bonuses from 2008 – the year the banking crisis hit.
Nine things you really need to know by 9am: AIB hands out €40 million in bonuses, election goes on the long finger and the Taoiseach uses the s-word.
# budget-2011 - Wednesday 8 December, 2010
Self-employed single people earning over €200,150 a year will be better off in 2011, thanks to generous reform of the PRSI system.
Slideshow: A round-up of the front pages of Ireland’s red tops this morning.
Brian Cowen says it’s his responsibility to instil confidence in Ireland, and then rounds on the alternative government.
New levies on alcohol would send further shoppers to the North, while cigarette levies would play into the hands of smugglers.
Enda Kenny decries Brian Cowen’s “scoffs” at FG policy, while the Taoiseach says an FG-Labour coalition couldn’t govern.
Is Ireland’s Budget an “austerity masterclass”, “the first crucial step to recovery”, or just “the harshest ever proposed”?
The war is not just being fought on the economic front…Budget 2011 has also turned out to be a battle of wit.
The main points of Budget 2011, broken down by TheJournal.ie into a by-the-numbers guide.
Or has the Budget reassured you about your future, and that of the country?
The low paid, middle-incomes, families, social welfare recipients, the Taoiseach, the President: did only the TDs escape?
Nine things you really, really need to know by 9am: the world takes stock of Ireland’s budget, the customers who got ‘free money’ from Bank of Ireland will have to pay it back and David Drumm is quizzed about his wife’s jewellery.
# budget-2011 - Tuesday 7 December, 2010
Sue is married and has been running her own business for the past ten years
Noel is an 83-year-old retired widower who receives the old age pension.
Mary McAleese volunteers to cap her public sector salary at €250,000 next year – that’s a drop of €75,000
Pooling the Mercs and dropping the Learjet: the Government find themselves transported to a new era of getting around.
We asked five experts what they made of Budget 2011.
If you live at home, have no dependants, don’t pay a trade union subscription and are earning exactly €26,001 – congratulations. This Budget has left you better off.
Mark is married with one child and is the director of a small consulting business.
Meet the TheJournal.ie panellists who talk candidly about the affect the Budget will have on them.