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#Austerity

# austerity - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

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

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

May 20th 2020, 12:39 PM 18,770 Views 69 Comments

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'
# Global Recession
# Global Recession

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

Apr 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 32,656 Views 44 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Dec 5th 2018, 7:00 AM 11,136 Views 67 Comments

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
# Harry's Last Stand
# Harry's Last Stand

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

Nov 28th 2018, 10:40 AM 16,721 Views 30 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Aug 22nd 2018, 7:00 AM 11,973 Views 74 Comments

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
# We Made It
# We Made It

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

Jun 22nd 2018, 7:17 AM 19,143 Views 42 Comments

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
# Thessaloniki
# Thessaloniki

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

May 20th 2018, 12:00 PM 14,229 Views 12 Comments

“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
# Budget 2018
# Budget 2018

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

Oct 1st 2017, 8:30 AM 7,078 Views 86 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 13th 2017, 8:00 AM 5,105 Views 62 Comments

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
# Cutbacks
# Cutbacks

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

Feb 27th 2017, 12:05 AM 41,117 Views 138 Comments

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
# Factcheck

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

Dec 18th 2016, 8:30 PM 23,062 Views 45 Comments

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
# Anti-austerity
# Anti-austerity

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

Nov 11th 2015, 2:19 PM 13,116 Views 118 Comments

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
# Anti-austerity
# Anti-austerity

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

Sep 15th 2015, 12:07 PM 12,624 Views 60 Comments

“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
# Paul Murphy

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

Aug 31st 2015, 9:14 AM 15,354 Views 174 Comments

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

# austerity - Monday 13 July, 2015

'This deal is misery, humiliation and slavery for Greece'
# Greek Tragedy
# Greek Tragedy

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

Jul 13th 2015, 12:42 PM 21,539 Views 110 Comments

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

# austerity - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Leo Varadkar got a dig in at Paul Murphy yesterday on Twitter
# Shade
# Shade

Leo Varadkar got a dig in at Paul Murphy yesterday on Twitter

Jul 12th 2015, 11:24 AM 31,777 Views 105 Comments

Ouch.

# austerity - Friday 10 July, 2015

Greece latest: Eurozone ministers to make 'major' decision tomorrow
# Feta-compli?
# Feta-compli?

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

Jul 10th 2015, 11:00 PM 45,596 Views 241 Comments

The country is looking for a €53 billion bailout.

# austerity - Thursday 9 July, 2015

What happens to currencies when they die?
# Opinion
# Opinion

What happens to currencies when they die?

Jul 9th 2015, 1:50 PM 239 Views 70 Comments

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
# Late Late Show
# Late Late Show

Greece latest: Prime Minister makes formal request for third bailout

Jul 8th 2015, 8:17 PM 20,782 Views 93 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Greece has offered Europe an opportunity to redress a fundamental flaw

Jul 6th 2015, 1:00 PM 89 Views 99 Comments

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
# D-Day
# D-Day

Greek government on course to win landslide victory in historic referendum

Jul 5th 2015, 9:30 PM 107,799 Views 411 Comments

Celebrations are underway in Athens this evening.

# austerity - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 30th 2015, 6:57 PM 17,929 Views 83 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 25th 2015, 8:30 AM 246 Views 124 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Five reasons Ireland should be supporting Greece

Jun 24th 2015, 1:30 AM 173 Views 188 Comments

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'
# Tightrope Act
# Tightrope Act

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

Jun 23rd 2015, 4:12 PM 27,746 Views 101 Comments

… and the Irish people in the back.

# austerity - Monday 22 June, 2015

The UN wants Ireland to vote on abortion and reconsider austerity
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

The UN wants Ireland to vote on abortion and reconsider austerity

Jun 22nd 2015, 6:27 PM 17,683 Views 134 Comments

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

# austerity - Sunday 14 June, 2015

The End (of the Euro) is Nigh
# Opinion
# Opinion

The End (of the Euro) is Nigh

Jun 14th 2015, 8:45 AM 68 Views 91 Comments

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
# Wrong Direction
# Wrong Direction

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

May 15th 2015, 10:35 AM 17,812 Views 176 Comments

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

# austerity - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Anti-austerity protesters clash with police near Downing Street
# Fightback
# Fightback

Anti-austerity protesters clash with police near Downing Street

May 10th 2015, 12:53 PM 17,139 Views 160 Comments

Protesters threw smoke bombs and arrests were made.

# austerity - Friday 8 May, 2015

Protester arrested during Taoiseach's canvas in Carlow
# Austerity
# Austerity

Protester arrested during Taoiseach's canvas in Carlow

May 8th 2015, 7:45 AM 14,088 Views 103 Comments

He was later released without charge.

# austerity - Monday 4 May, 2015

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

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

May 4th 2015, 6:00 PM 482 Views 42 Comments

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
# Old Money
# Old Money

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

Apr 3rd 2015, 3:05 PM 37,927 Views 207 Comments

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

# austerity - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Gardaí keep protesters from Taoiseach amid shouts of 'traitor' and 'parasite'
# Making An Entrance
# Making An Entrance

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

Mar 25th 2015, 8:07 PM 25,748 Views 154 Comments

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
# Holliers
# Holliers

German politicians want to PAY holidaymakers to go to Greece

Mar 8th 2015, 11:30 AM 19,287 Views 26 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Feb 28th 2015, 8:00 AM 210 Views 210 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

What will the Greek challenge to austerity mean for Ireland?

Feb 23rd 2015, 11:05 PM 72 Views 123 Comments

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
# No Pressure
# No Pressure

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

Feb 11th 2015, 4:51 PM 13,287 Views 75 Comments

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
# The Briefcase
# The Briefcase

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

Feb 8th 2015, 9:45 AM 10,133 Views 8 Comments

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
# So Long Farewell
# So Long Farewell

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

Feb 5th 2015, 2:47 PM 21,260 Views 153 Comments

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
# The Change Is Now
# The Change Is Now

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

Jan 31st 2015, 6:42 PM 11,840 Views 40 Comments

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

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