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One of the most contentious issues from Budget 2014 has been the decision to cut €113 million from the Medical Card Budget. Minister James Reilly has tried to reassure card holders that those who are entitled to their medical card will not lose it and have nothing to worry about. But, for those with “discretionary” medical cards where their income is over the cut off point but who were given the cards on grounds of undue hardship these are worrying times. And a small number of people in the over 70s age group are likely to be moved to a ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1018/481154-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-18-october-2013/?clipid=1336086
Once we were big spenders but now Irish people are savers. Many billions of euros – €126 billion in fact are stashed away in deposits and savings. Finance Minister Michael Noonan announced in the Budget that the savings tax rate known at DIRT will rise from 33% to 41% in January, in an effort to get people to spend in the economy. The Minister also retained a controversial levy on private pensions, the money is being used to create jobs. So how will the Budget change the way we think about our investments? Sean was joined by Brendan Burgess of ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1017/480915-today-with-sean-o-rourke-thursday-17-october-2013/?clipid=1335155
Sean spoke to Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance and Brendan Howlin, Minister for Public Expenditure and callers.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1016/480705-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-16-october-2013/?clipid=1334373
Fine Gael is holding its National Conference in Limerick this weekend – a gathering that comes in the wake of the defeat of the Seanad referendum and in advance of Budget 2014. Sean was joined by Paschal Donohue, Fine Gael TD and Junior Minister for Foreign Affairs to discuss the issues that will dominate discussion amongst delegates over the course of today and tomorrow.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1011/479757-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-11-october-2013/?clipid=1330271
Sinn Fein launches its pre Budget submission today at 11am, but with a preview Sean was joined by Sinn Fein’s Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1008/479046-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-8-october-2013/?clipid=1327671
It’s just one week away – Finance Minister Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure, Brendan Howlin will commend Budget 2014 to the Dail next Tuesday, detailing how they intend to satisfy the troika in the coming years.While it now appears the adjustment will be less than €3.1billion, there remain some key spending areas and tax raising options that are potential flashpoints for tensions within the coalition and discontent amongst voters.Sean was joined in studio now by Pat Leahy, Political Editor with The Sunday Business Post and Ken O’Brien, Tax Director with PriceWaterHouseCoopers.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1008/479046-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-8-october-2013/?clipid=1327670
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