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# austerity - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Overwhelming majority of Irish people expect austerity to return after the pandemic

Opposition parties and trade unions have made strong statements in recent weeks against possible public spending cuts.

# austerity - Sunday 26 April, 2020

'There has been an intellectual rethinking on the whole issue of government borrowing'

Why austerity is out and public spending is back on the menu for economists.

# austerity - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

Opinion: It is not just about petrol prices - years of austerity in France caused violent protests

The French are practical people and they tightened their belts as much as they could until eventually they couldn’t survive, writes Renaud Beranger.

# austerity - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

'Rebel' RAF veteran and Twitter phenomenon Harry Leslie Smith dies aged 95

The veteran’s illness was documented by his son after Smith gathered a huge following on Twitter.

# austerity - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Opinion: 'The Repeal the 8th campaign should inspire the fight against the housing crisis'

Benjamin Moore writes that the Repeal campaign can be a blueprint for fighting back against the current issues around housing and homelessness.

# austerity - Friday 22 June, 2018

Eight years and three bailouts later, Greece's debt crisis is finally over

Greece’s economy has stabilised after being in turmoil for many years.

# austerity - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Greek mayor (75) kicked and punched by 'far-right thugs' at WW1 event

“They were hitting me everywhere,” Boutaris told state agency ANA. “It was a despicable attack, but I am well.”

# austerity - Sunday 1 October, 2017

Government's populist practice of buying off grey vote has damaged the young

The 2008 crisis hit Generation Y hardest. Meanwhile the government is only interested in helping older generations, writes Victor Duggan.

# austerity - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Austerity is over apparently. But will Fine Gael's 10-year, €20 billion splurge wow us?

The new roadmap has to do three things: support the capital, develop the regions, and repair the defective anti-rural, anti-regional gene, writes Kealan Flynn.

# austerity - Monday 27 February, 2017

The cost of austerity? Irish children aged 6 are getting teeth extracted under general anesthetic

Previously, Irish children received free dental check ups in 2nd, 4th and 6th class but there has been huge cuts to those services.

# austerity - Sunday 18 December, 2016

FactCheck: You asked, we answered - suicide, austerity and the Troubles

FactCheck takes a closer look at a claim that was widely shared on social media this year.

# austerity - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Portugal is in limbo after a left-wing alliance toppled the government

The conservative minority government was the shortest-lived administration in the country’s history.

# austerity - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Varoufakis gets rock star reception in London as he gives Corbyn advice

“I have news for you – austerity sucks.”

# austerity - Monday 31 August, 2015

"Evidence is mounting up" - TD says fundraising ban is another example of political policing

Paul Murphy isn’t being allowed conduct collections in Tallaght.

# austerity - Monday 13 July, 2015

'This deal is misery, humiliation and slavery for Greece'

But some ordinary Greeks support a new bailout as the only option for their country.

# austerity - Sunday 12 July, 2015

# austerity - Friday 10 July, 2015

Greece latest: Eurozone ministers to make 'major' decision tomorrow

The country is looking for a €53 billion bailout.

# austerity - Thursday 9 July, 2015

What happens to currencies when they die?

We pursue it, discuss it, count it and obsess over it… but do we ever really think about what ‘money’ is?

# austerity - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Greece latest: Prime Minister makes formal request for third bailout

Alexis Tsipras has vowed to present “credible” reform plans before a deadline of tomorrow night.

# austerity - Monday 6 July, 2015

Greece has offered Europe an opportunity to redress a fundamental flaw

It is in all our interests to bind up the economic and political wounds of the past seven years.

# austerity - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Greek government on course to win landslide victory in historic referendum

Celebrations are underway in Athens this evening.

# austerity - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Thousands of people are rallying in the centre of Athens right now

They are braving bad weather as they make their feelings clear over the upcoming referendum.

# austerity - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Today, our Government will condemn thousands of children to even deeper levels of poverty

Today is the last day of the One-Parent Family Payment for anyone whose youngest child is aged seven. Approximately 11,000 families will immediately lose income.

# austerity - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Five reasons Ireland should be supporting Greece

Our Finance Minister has sided with the most hardline of Greece’s creditors this week – and that’s wrong, writes Ronan Burtenshaw.

# austerity - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Paul Murphy accuses Michael Noonan of 'stabbing the Greek people in the chest'

… and the Irish people in the back.

# austerity - Monday 22 June, 2015

The UN wants Ireland to vote on abortion and reconsider austerity

The committee described Ireland’s laws on abortion as “highly restrictive”.

# austerity - Sunday 14 June, 2015

The End (of the Euro) is Nigh

With Greece now just over a fortnight away from default, this could very well spell the beginning of the end for the Euro as we know it.

# austerity - Friday 15 May, 2015

Syriza has done another big U-turn on its election promises

The new Greek government is pushing ahead with privatising ports and airports.

# austerity - Sunday 10 May, 2015

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Anti-austerity protesters clash with police near Downing Street

Protesters threw smoke bombs and arrests were made.

# austerity - Friday 8 May, 2015

Protester arrested during Taoiseach's canvas in Carlow

He was later released without charge.

# austerity - Monday 4 May, 2015

What has it really been like for older people during austerity?

The magnitude of the impact of the recession on older people is as diverse as the ageing population itself.

# austerity - Friday 3 April, 2015

Greece has been secretly putting together a plan to bring back the drachma

But the government insists it will be able to pay its debts on time.

# austerity - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

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Gardaí keep protesters from Taoiseach amid shouts of 'traitor' and 'parasite'

Enda Kenny was arriving at Yahoo’s new €11m offices in Dublin.

# austerity - Sunday 8 March, 2015

German politicians want to PAY holidaymakers to go to Greece

It’s becoming a popular tourist destination for Germans.

# austerity - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Greece proves left wing parties don't have a chance of delivering in power

They’re good at protesting and making noise, but they have no workable policies.

# austerity - Monday 23 February, 2015

What will the Greek challenge to austerity mean for Ireland?

Greece’s bailout extension is loaded with political meaning for other eurozone countries.

# austerity - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

It's crunch time for Greece's anti-austerity plans. And Germany is the biggest hurdle

The new Greek government is trying to kick free of its bailout terms.

# austerity - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Here's everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about Greek debt deals, counting calories and the end of cheap booze.

# austerity - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Austerity is finally, officially, totally, absolutely finished: Noonan

It was already done with a year ago, apparently.

# austerity - Saturday 31 January, 2015

The Irish weren't the only ones protesting today, the Spanish were out too

Thousands were out in support of the new anti-austerity party Podemos.

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