2016 General Election Tally

The tally will start with the count at 9am, and is made possible due to representatives from all parties and independents working together and is usually extremely accurate.

The boxes are normally opened in numeric order so there will be regional shifts during the tally.

Live updates through Twitter, just click here to view

Current status of Wicklow via Google Docs spreadsheet, click tinyurl.com/wicklow2016 to view

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Marriage Referendum 2015

The tally will start with the count at 9am, and is made possible due to representatives from all parties and civic groups working together and is usually extremely accurate.

The boxes are normally opened in numeric order so there will be regional shifts during the tally.

Live updates through Twitter, just click here to view.

Current status of Wicklow via Google Docs spreadsheet, click tinyurl.com/marref15 to view

Final tally can be downloaded from here.

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Comparison of Irish and UK Income Tax 2014/15

There is still much misinformation about the amount of income tax paid in Ireland vs the UK

Click here to see latest comparison, this is based on Budget 2015 and includes USC

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Yearly Cost of Permanent Idle is €311m

Yesterday’s Sunday Business Post published figures obtained by Colm Keaveney TD that showed 34,500 people claiming the dole have never worked, never contibuted a cent in PRSI. Continue reading Yearly Cost of Permanent Idle is €311m…

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Wicklow 2014 Results

Details of the Wicklow counts are available at tinyurl.com/2014Result

Summary of first count:

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Local & Euro Tally 2014

The tally will start with the count at 9am, and is made possible due to representatives from all parties and civic groups working together and is usually extremely accurate.

The boxes are normally opened in numeric order so there will be regional shifts during the tally.

Live updates through Twitter, just click here to view.

Current status of Wicklow via Google Docs spreadsheet, click tinyurl.com/tally2014 to view

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Referendum 2013 Tally

The tally will start with the count at 9am, and is made possible due to representatives from all parties and civic groups working together and is usually extremely accurate.

The boxes are normally opened in numeric order so there will be regional shifts during the tally.

Live updates through Twitter, just click here to view.

Current status of Wicklow via Google Docs spreadsheet, click tinyurl.com/tally2013 to view

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FG & Labour No Longer Cherish Our Children Equally

The 1916 Proclamation declares that the Republic will cherish all the children of the nation equally, yet as we approach its centenary, this FG/Lab Govt seems determined to no longer do this, as now the children of working Middle Ireland (ie the people who get out of bed every day to work, who pay for everything themselves and who are already struggling) are now to receive less than the children of parents who have never worked, and never contributed anything to society.

It’s time the tax payers of Ireland standup, and tell Enda Kenny enough is enough, Middle Ireland can’t give any more.

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Budget 2013 to Cost Typical Middle Ireland Family Over €2,100 per Annum

Based on a dual income family with three children (one in college), two cars (2.0l and 1.6l) and living in a house worth €425,000 the impact of the FG/Lab Budget on them is as follows:

 

Removal of PRSI Allowance €528.32
Reduction in Child Benefit €456.00
Increase in College Registration Fee €250.00
Motor Tax Increase on Two Cars €86.00
Property Tax €665.00
Increase in DPS Threshold €144.00
Total Cost €2,129.32
Total Cost Per Month €177.44

 

Property Tax cost is the increase over the household charge, DPS is yearly cost of increasing threshold by €12 per month

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Austerity? What Austerity!

Conor McGarry has analysed the data from the Department of Finance monthly exchequer statements 1998 – 2012 and has discovered something rather interesting - the data shows that under the FG/Lab Government spending has actually been increasing, yet Austerity is defined as the policy of deficit-cutting by lowering spending.

2010 – €47b

2011 – €48b

2012 – €50.3b

 

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